Natives are great for attracting pollinators to your garden. But, what about nativars? Learn what a nativar is and how they will work in your garden with Natives vs. Nativars: The Need for Both from Nursery Management.
Ultra violet has been declared the color of the year by Pantone, the color gurus. Add ultra violet to your garden with several plants from First® Editions Virtual Violet® Lilac, Groovy Grape™ Butterfly Bush, and Grape Lollipop™ Phlox. Proven Winners® offers Violet Satin® Rose of Sharon, Lanai® Purple Star Verbena, and Surfinia® Purple Majesty Petunia. For purple vegetable and fruit options, check out Fine Dining Lovers blog. Explore ultra violet.
Ward Upham, Extension Associate at K-State, shares this tip on determining if old seed is still good: If you are unsure of viability and have plenty of seed, there is an easy method of determining how good your seed is. Place 10 seeds on a paper towel moistened with warm water and cover with a second moistened towel. Roll up the towels and place inside a plastic bag with enough holes for air exchange but not so many that the towels dry quickly. Place the bag in a warm place such as the top of a refrigerator. Remoisten towels with warm water as needed. After the first week, check for germination. Remove sprouted seed and check again after another week. Add these numbers together to determine the percent germination.
Cats can be picky eaters but that doesn’t always apply to just their food. It can also include your plants and your cat may choose your orchid over your fern. Give your cat something else to eat. Some garden centers sell cat grass in a variety of options.
“I was the scariest-looking person at my wedding,” the bride said. Read her story of picking a bouquet of poisonous plants.
It’s time to make plans for next year’s garden. Need inspiration? 2018 Trends in Garden Design has 8 ideas for your home and garden including embracing small gardens and restoring habitats.
The Washington Post writes a growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm. It sounds appealing. Will you be one of them?
Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean you have to stop growing. Learn about indoor vegetable gardening – Windowsill Vegetable Gardening | 11 Best Vegetables To Grow On Windowsill. Balcony Garden Web.
Explore more vegetables, herbs and edible flowers to grow for fresh ingredients with A Cook’s Garden.
Enjoy cool evenings in the garden with a fire pit. Playing With Fire! has inspiring designs and tips. Kansas City Homes & Style.