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Drying Gourds ... The Beauty of Mold
Nov
12
2014
As gourds go through the process of drying the outer shells can become rather moldy. The patterns and markings that the mold make on the gourds can be rather beautiful and can make each gourd even more unique. ...read more
What Does it Mean When a Plant is Patented?
Nov
07
2014
Creating new plants from cuttings is very easy and is a great way to quickly create more plants for your garden. However, did you know that some plants are patented and it is illegal to propagate them yourself through cuttings? Here's the 411 ... ...read more
What Types of Squash Cross Pollinate
Nov
05
2014
The Cucurbita genus is generally known as the gourd family of plants and includes squash, pumpkins, and gourds. There are four Cucurbita species which are commonly grown as annuals. While squash varieties within each species will readily cross pollinate . ...read more
How to Propagate Rosemary from Cuttings
Nov
02
2014
Propagating rosemary from cuttings is super easy (much easier than growing rosemary from seed) and it can be a real money saver -- especially if you'd like to live in a world full of rosemary (like me!). Steps to propagate rosemary from cuttings .... ...read more
Where Do Bumblebees Go In Winter?
Oct
25
2014
This morning while I was walking Renard the Dog, I noticed this (bumble?) bee on one of my Lime Zinnias and snapped this picture. It was a pretty chilly morning and got me thinking about winter and where bumblebees go after things get cold here. Do you kn ...read more
Strawberries in October
Oct
24
2014
It's October 24th and I'm hoping to harvest some strawberries soon. Yep, that's reason #42 on why I love Virginia.... and everbearing strawberries. Take a look! ...read more
Did You Know Cilantro Turns into Coriander?
Oct
19
2014
Cilantro is like the Energizer Bunny of herbs. Just when you think it's done supplying you with tons and tons of tastiness from it's leaves and stems, it turns it's attention to producing hoards of seeds and giving you lots and lots of coriander. ...read more