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Jan 25, 2019
What Marin’s landscape pros plan to do in their own gardens this year - Marin Independent Journal
That's where they have planted mainly manzanitas, Arctostaphylos standfordiana, A. ‘Pacific Mist, A. bakeri, and A. ‘Emerald Carpet,’ she says.
"For color we added euphorbia ‘Chameleum,’ salvia clevelandii ‘Winifed Gilman,’ orange hybrid monkey flowers ‘Jelly Bean' and California fuchsia ‘Everett's Choice,’" she says. "All are very low-water users once established.
"On our hillside this year, we will cut the irrigation to all the established grasses, manzanitas, native hazelnut trees and California lilacs," she says. "With all this rain we expect a very colorful late winter, early spring of poppies, needle grasses and fescues that have been seeded during the fall over the years."
And, in 2019 they'll continue working alongside their neighbors to clear any combustible debris, a project started last year, to reduce fire hazards.
Scott Columbo, Kentfield
Courtesy of Scott ColumboScott Columbo's New Year's resolution includes finishing the gardens of his new Kentfield home.
Some years ago, when the San Francisco Flower Show was at its height at the Cow Palace, patrons were treated to the most wonderful and memorable display gardens on the main floor.
One of my favorites was an Italian-style "villa courtyard" with giant pots of fragrant lemon trees, intricate stonework, a refreshing water feature and sensuous lighting.
The garden was envisioned and executed by landscape designer Scott Columbo, the principal of Scott Columbo Designs (scottcolombodesigns.com), a longtime design-build company in Marin.
At the time, he had purchased, and was living in, his grandparents' former home in the West End of San Rafael.
There, his large Mediterranean-style garden, which was featured in Metropolitan Home in the late 2000s, exhibited some of the lush aesthetics of his display garden - lots of substantial stonework, antique French limestone walls, multiple water features, large specimen citrus trees and boxwood hedges.
Last year, he moved his family to a smaller property in Kentfield where both the home and garden will be renovated.
While his San Raf... (Marin Independent Journal)Jan 25, 2019
Over the Garden Fence: Garden Club assists in decorating Kingwood for holidays - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
When I awoke this morning, a vision of white filled my head. There are no sugarplums. There are no stockings hung with care. There is no hall decked with holly, nor any mere sprig of mistletoe. In fact, after a month filled with decorating for other buildings, our own home holds one creamy white poinsettia inside.
It is alright. The vision this morning was of the tree which some of our Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club members prepared for the King home, also known as the mansion, at Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield.
The overall theme of "Light Up the Night" had been selected a year ago. There is a reason organizers try to stay ahead of the holiday game. The whole effort has been going on for years because Mr. King loved Christmas. And now, the many garden clubs and volunteers have their favorite rooms and areas to decorate. A few decorating teams want their favorite room. The theme for the next year is thrown out early and grabbing begins. While they are decorating this year, some of the groups are talking about the following year. The first come, first served notion directs this planning.
In two time periods we made ornaments, and then did the actual decorating. For lighting up the night, my thought was to use totally white, shimmery things. Sparkling surfaces of snowy ornaments and glass and reflective items could bring a glow to nighttime. When our team came together, the bin holding many white ornaments brought sparkling deer and butterfly ornaments. A trip to a re-store netted several whit... (Bucyrus Telegraph Forum)Jan 25, 2019
MYSTERY PLANT: Mystery Plant produces purplish berries called 'tunas' - Aiken Standard
Here we go round the prickly pearPrickly pear prickly pearHere we go round the prickly pearAt five o'clock in the morning.T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men," 1925Here's a plant – yes, a cactus – that doesn't seem to have many secrets. It is stark and obvious, all year long: massive, succulent pads foreboding plenty of spiny torment, with marvelous summer flowers and juicy reddish-purple fruits.It is native from the American Southwest to about Mississippi, and grows now in cultivation just about throughout all the warm parts of the United States. It forms something of a shrub, although there really aren't any true "leaves" to see. Fleshy pads are actually modified stems. The eye-like dots on the pads represent nodes, much like the eyes on an Irish potato. Yellowish spines (potentially dangerous) are sometimes present at the nodes. Otherwise, bundles of tiny, almost microscopic, modified plant hairs will be found in clusters at the nodes.These tiny hairs, or "glochids," are also potential problems: a cactus pad... (Aiken Standard)Nov 28, 2018
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Nov 28, 2018
How militaries – new and old – used herbs plants and flowers on the battlefield - The Desert Sun
It is said that soldiers on both sides crushed poke berries in the field to write letters home with a sharpened turkey quill. Each time berries were gathered and pressed to extract the purple juice, the resulting pulp was tossed away seeds and all. It is possible that there is a link between southern bivouacs and large stands of wild poke there today.
Another coagulant plant that is also anti-bacterial used by the South was calendula flower petals. The petals later saved many a man during World War I trench warfare. During the worst of it, battlefield hospitals stripped towns of every sheet and petticoat to create bandages. It was in the trenches at the battle of Flanders, Belgium, raged, that supplies ran short. Because calendulas are a cool season annual, England's top garden diva, Gertrude Jekyll, organized gardeners to grow loads of calendula flowers for the hospitals. She coordinated shipping by the bushel across the channel to British field hospitals.
It wasn't until after this war ended that another flower became known to veterans everywhere. Corn poppies, or Papaver rhoeas, are European wildflowers that love to grow with wheat, once called corn in Europe. Poppy seed prefers disturbed ground to germinate along with the newly-sown wheat.
The first year after the armistice, former agricultural fields of Flanders, France, exploded in blood-red flowers cloaking the entire battlefield pitted and pocked with craters. But what really stimulated the poppies was blood with its heavy dose of nitrogen that had saturated the muddy earth. That spring the poppies thrived while little else did, with no competition for nutrition or water. Such an epic bloom to this day is linked to the veterans' cause.
From these stories we learn that plants tell our story better than so many other man-made things. Before the 20th century, they were the best and often the only medicines known. They helped soldiers survive on the battlefield and field hospitals. They allowed small gardeners in England to save a life with their flowers and herbs. And poke, if you know how and when to cook it safely, like the good old boys of Dixie, it lends an edge against starvation.
Nov 15, 2018
Gardening: Time's right to plant bulbs for spring flowers
For daffodils or tulips, dig a hole six to eight inches deep, 24 inches wide to 36 inches long. Have a wheelbarrow or tarp to place the soil on, so you don’t have a mess on the lawn to clean up.Add an inch or more of compost, and then sprinkle some bulb booster or organic fertilizer in the bottom of the hole. Loosen the soil in the bottom of the hole with a hand tool, mixing the fertilizer and compost with the soil. Next, arrange the bulbs in the hole. Plant them pointy end up.I like a mass of blossoms, so I plant bulbs close together. I read the directions for the bulb variety I am planting, and then plant them a little closer together. Pay attention to planting depth, too. Smaller bulbs like crocus need much less depth than big fat daffodils.Most bulb plants reproduce by growing offsets, or little bulbs that develop alongside the mother bulb. After a year or two, the offsets will bloom, too, and you can dig up the bulbs and divide them after blooming if you want. I never have done that, but I remember my parents did when I was a boy.What else should you try planting? Snowdrops bloom in early March for me, and are a must. Start with 50 bulbs — they are not very dramatic in a small clump. They do drop seeds and — in a few years — will show up downhill from where you plant them.Glory-of-the-snow is nearly as early as snowdrops, but instead of white, these are purple or blue or even pink. And they look up, not down like snowdrops, so you can see their petals and interior better. Scilla, another favorite of mine, are a deep purple, and look down. Small, but intense.Last year I planted several Camassia, a late-spring or early summer blooming bulb plant. They were wonderful! Each plant produces a few flower spikes that are two or three feet tall and are covered with blue or purple florets. Very dramatic. They are hardy to Zone 4. Unlike most bulb plants, they do well in wet or moist soils in winter.Alliums are in the onion family, are wonderful, and are not bothered by rodents. Some are huge, with balls nearly a foot wide that are airy and open, filled with little florets. The big ones can be expensive ($4 a bulb or more) but last a long time and are very dramatic. Even a half a dozen big ones will make a statement.So get off the couch, get outside and plant some bulbs. Come spring you’ll be sending me an e-mail saying how glad you are that you did.— Henry Homeyer's blog appears twice a week at dailyuv.com/gardeningguy. Write to him at P.O. Box 364, Cornish Flat, NH 03746. Please include a SASE if you wish a mailed response. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.