Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2017’

Grow An Edible Wildflower Garden And Learn To Cook With Them

Edible Wildflowers: Grow it! Eat it!

Ontario’s Wildflower Farm director Miriam Goldberger has joined us today to share her passion for taming wildflowers, which is in fact the title of her book as well! In Taming Wildflowers, Miriam tackles the myths surrounding wildflowers which unfairly portray them as unkempt, uncontrollable weeds. Her goal is to introduce gardeners to a list of well-behaved wildflowers that conform to container, garden, …

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pruners

Your Guide to Pruning Hedges

Shaping plants into a formal hedge can be a wonderful way to create privacy or a backdrop in your garden, but it requires some maintenance to keep them looking good for the long term. Here are some tips on pruning hedges along with the tools to use, proper timing, and a few helpful tips. Pruning hedges is very different than …

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all about alliums

All About Alliums

Alliums are wonderful, unique-looking plants that come in a ton of different varieties. Their vibrant globe-shaped flower heads stand out in the garden, and their seed heads make a stunning display. Some alliums are a tasty addition to your favorite recipe (garlic, onions), some decorate the garden (ornamental alliums), and some are just plain weird (Egyptian walking onions). No matter …

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Ladybug Hunting Aphids On A Yellow Lupin

Organic Ways of Getting Rid of Pests in the Garden

In my garden I use no chemicals, pellets, or sprays. I develop healthy soil through composting, mulching, and planting to attract the beneficial insects that hunt the bad bugs. Gardeners know to live with bugs and accept them for the value that they add. If they don’t add value, and attack our plants and our bodies, well, then they are dead to us (literally). …

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Blistered Shishito Peppers

Growing, Harvesting, + a Three-Course Meal with Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers are all the rage, and for good reason. They are easy to grow and even easier to gobble up in a variety of recipes. These flavorful peppers are classified as hot peppers (as opposed to sweet or banana peppers) but they are not all that spicy. One in every ten does have a bit of a kick though, …

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Indigo Fireball Bloody Mary

Gartending: Refreshing Summer Herb Garden Cocktails

Ah, summer. It’s the perfect time of year to relax outdoors with a drink, whether at an event like a wedding or shower, a small dinner party with friends, or just a warm evening on the patio. Take your summer cocktails to the next level by becoming a gartender and adding garden-inspired flavors to your beverages this season. These recipes …

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