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Isn't this Dahlia just gorgeous?
Oct
12
2014
Isn't this Dahlia just gorgeous? I love how it's petals have bright white tips that merge into to a dark raspberry and then gradually fade to a creamy yellow. I also love it's long tubular petals! I think it looks like a beautiful sea anemone or coral .. ...read more
Fall Sunflowers #2108 Giclee Print
Oct
11
2014
The best thing about October in my garden is 'Helianthus Angustifolius', or as it is more commonly known, 'Swamp Sunflower'. Here is my "Fall Sunflowers #2108" - this giclee print (based on my own Helianthus Angustifolius) is for sale at CarylAlys.com. ...read more
I Grew a Crazy, Sprouting Franken-Squash!
Oct
09
2014
I bet this is just about the wierdest thing you've seen all day today, maybe even all week. It definitely was for me! So, here's the scoop on this crazy sprouting spaghetti squash ... ...read more
Storing Carrots in the Ground for Winter
Oct
08
2014
How do you store your carrots for winter? Unless you have a commercial refrigerator or a nice root cellar (I don't!), you might consider storing them in the ground for the winter. Overwintering carrots in the ground is super easy... here's how. ...read more
Dahlia #2103
Oct
03
2014
I really love Dahlias. I grow them each year and they make great subjects for my artwork! Just look at this year's dahlia - it's especially pretty, isn't it? ...read more
What's Happening in the Garden Today - Oct 1, 2014
Oct
01
2014
Holy cow... can you believe it's October 1st?? Seriously, how the heck did that happen? It seems like just yesterday we were planting tomatoes and corn with high hopes for a great garden this year. Well, things HAVE been pretty good in our garden ...read more
Giant African Bottle Gourd - A Video Update!
Sep
30
2014
My Giant African Bottle Gourd plant is still growing like crazy! Although the leaves around the oldest part of the plant have shriveled up and fallen off (see the gazillion of gourds growing there!), the ends of the vine are still growing. ...read more