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A Home-Grown Alternative – GardenRant

A Home-Grown Alternative – GardenRant

I’ve recently been contributing the text for a book about high-end landscapes in the Hamptons, that playground of the wealthy at the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island.  A couple of features unite almost all of these retreats.  There has to be a huge “resort-style” swimming pool, of course,...

A Gentle Plea for Chaos

A Gentle Plea for Chaos

Is there any reason to welcome chaos? It is the inevitable balance to stagnant order. In the Grand Garden, chaos is vitally necessary for life to thrive. Mary Vaananen joins us for her 4th Guest Rant. Moody chaos in the author’s garden THE BRITISH AUTHOR Mirabel Osler’s wonderful book was...

Groundhogs in my Garden! – GardenRant

Groundhogs in my Garden! – GardenRant

I suppose most suburban gardeners have some mammals to deal with in their garden – squirrels, rabbits and deer being the top nuisances in my area, so far. That is, until this fat-and-happy groundhog took up residence under my neighbor’s shed, and we think it has a mate, too. (We’re...

Shaking Up the Center of Classic Charleston with a Wild Heart

Shaking Up the Center of Classic Charleston with a Wild Heart

  Colonial Lake Just Before Dawn on a Summer Day. Kellen Goodell photo. Plantsman and author, Jenks Farmer, in his first Guest Rant, tells a story of a dream come true. How do I describe that sensation of not feeling the effects of the atmosphere? When for a moment, there’s skin...

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Gardening Volunteers Of South Texas

Gardening Volunteers Of South Texas

Home Improvement Ideas Candide is an app for gardeners to find inspiration and data. Jen Murray, DipWSET graduated from The Cambridge Faculty of Culinary Arts in 2002. Her passion for meals and wine solely deepened as she traveled to numerous nations strengthening her skills and information. She went again to highschool for wine in 2006 and accomplished the Elizabeth Bishop Wine Program at BU. In 2012, she completed the 2 year diploma program via Wine & Spirit Eduction Belief. Jen is the owner of The City Chef Inc. and continues to teach food and wine courses at the CSCA and The Kitchen. Take word from this area designed by Leanne Ford Interiors and paint your kitchen a subtly sunny hue, like buttercream yellow. Then lay down an space rug with pops of coral for a recent, daring anchor. The massive drum pendant in white and gold speaks to the gorgeous... Read More
A Home-Grown Alternative – GardenRant

A Home-Grown Alternative – GardenRant

I’ve recently been contributing the text for a book about high-end landscapes in the Hamptons, that playground of the wealthy at the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island.  A couple of features unite almost all of these retreats.  There has to be a huge “resort-style” swimming pool, of course, and beside that a large arbor for lounging made of ipé wood. Ipé is a tropical hardwood from Amazonia.  Aside from its handsome appearance – its rich, dark color has earned it the nickname “Brazilian walnut” – ipé is valued for its durability.  There are claims that even when exposed to the weather ipé will last as long as 50-75 years.  That sounds extravagant.   I do know, though,, though, that a boardwalk made of ipé on Coney Island, NY lasted 25 years in that difficult seaside, high-traffic environment before it had to be replaced. So when I recently confronted a... Read More
Gardening Supplies

Gardening Supplies

Kitchen Ideas Whether you are a beginner on the lookout for some gardening know-how or an experienced gardener wanting inspiration, our knowledgeable guides will provide help to to get started. When your straw bale backyard is all set up and prepped, it is time to begin planting your seeds or seedling. Take your sharp trowel and stick it into the top of a straw bale, then transfer it backwards and forwards to make a spot for your seed or seedling. Be sure you put plants as deep as they’d be of their nursery pot and seeds will be planted as normal (following the packet’s directions). It is perfect to position taller crops in the direction of the back of your garden to prevent them shading smaller ones in the future. Kitchens in China are referred to as chúfáng(厨房). Greater than 3000 years ago, the traditional Chinese language used the ding... Read More
Vegetable Garden Planner

Vegetable Garden Planner

Room Remodelling Costs, promotions, kinds, and availability could vary. The place do you turn for gardening data? To the salespeople at your native residence-improvement retailer? To the skilled” who has by no means lived in your part of the country? To the Internet with its newest one hundred%-effective dwelling treatment pest-management combination? If those are your sources—and they’re for so many house gardeners—likelihood is you haven’t been completely satisfied together with your results. That is as a result of so many gardening how-tos” are merely improper to your particular backyard, whereas other well-established how-tos” are unsuitable for the long-time period health of any backyard. The vast majority of our plants thrive in western, coastal regions. In high rainfall areas of western Oregon and Washington, water-thrifty (xeric and really xeric) plants have to be planted in very properly-drained, low fertility soils-avoid heavy loam and clay sorts. Crops suited to zones 3... Read More
A Gentle Plea for Chaos

A Gentle Plea for Chaos

Is there any reason to welcome chaos? It is the inevitable balance to stagnant order. In the Grand Garden, chaos is vitally necessary for life to thrive. Mary Vaananen joins us for her 4th Guest Rant. Moody chaos in the author’s garden THE BRITISH AUTHOR Mirabel Osler’s wonderful book was published in the 1980s, a time when British gardening was of a certain tidy proper look. Mirabel’s gentle plea was for gardeners to allow the magic back into their gardens by handing back the reins (just a little or a lot) to Mother Nature.  Self-sown plants weaving a tapestry within garden beds was, to Mirabel, idyllic, unplanned and imperfectly perfect. Since her book was published in 1989, others have come along speaking the same language. Cultivating Chaos, Sowing Beauty, and Planting in a Post Wild World all look towards making sustainable plantings that are beautiful, with natural … Read More
Lao Tzu And Confucius Lived In China At The Same Time And They Met Each

Lao Tzu And Confucius Lived In China At The Same Time And They Met Each

Furnishing Costs, promotions, styles, and availability may vary. White Flower Farm is a family-owned mail-order nursery located in northwestern Connecticut. Since 1950 now we have been providing a wide range of perennials, annuals, bulbs, shrubs, vines, amaryllis, gardening tools & supplies, and gifts for gardeners. We also offer gardening advice and the way-to info to gardeners all through the United States. We invite you to browse our web site, and to join our email list for particular presents and helpful gardening tips. White Flower Farm® is a registered trademark of White Flower Farm, Inc. This institution is an equal alternative supplier. The most typical cooking gear in Chinese language family kitchens and restaurant kitchens are woks, steamer baskets and pots. The fuel or heating useful resource was additionally important method to practice the cooking skills. Historically Chinese had been utilizing wooden or straw because the gasoline to cook meals. A... Read More
Groundhogs in my Garden! – GardenRant

Groundhogs in my Garden! – GardenRant

I suppose most suburban gardeners have some mammals to deal with in their garden – squirrels, rabbits and deer being the top nuisances in my area, so far. That is, until this fat-and-happy groundhog took up residence under my neighbor’s shed, and we think it has a mate, too. (We’re not sure – they all look the same to us.) The first plants to fall victim to groundhogs were Echinacea purpurea, which were sheared to the ground (sorry, goldfinches!) and the spent flowers of comfrey – which I don’t miss at all. That’s all so far in my back yard. Sweet Potato Vine and Persian Shield. My front garden is just starting to show groundhog damage, most obviously the sweet potato vine here in before/after photos taken just a day apart. So fleeting! And I’d taken that “before” photo so I could brag about how great this pairing looks, proclaiming... Read More
Kitchen Home equipment & Cooking Utensils

Kitchen Home equipment & Cooking Utensils

Room Remodelling A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and meals preparation in a dwelling or in a business establishment. It’s not just about health effects, either: the social benefits of gardening can also improve longevity. Dr Bradley Willcox of the University of Hawaii research centenarians in Okinawa , which has the world’s highest ratio of centenarians, at approximately 50 per one hundred,000 individuals. Many residents preserve small personal gardens well into previous age. Planting – Planting seeds will be executed together, each indoors and out. Together you can buy seeds and sow them in pots or trays in a greenhouse or on a windowsill. If planting directly into the ground, you can work together to make the rows and sow the seeds, and each be involved in watering and tending as shoots appear. Emily Trotochaud is a passionate chef, teacher and maker. After... Read More
Shaking Up the Center of Classic Charleston with a Wild Heart

Shaking Up the Center of Classic Charleston with a Wild Heart

  Colonial Lake Just Before Dawn on a Summer Day. Kellen Goodell photo. Plantsman and author, Jenks Farmer, in his first Guest Rant, tells a story of a dream come true. How do I describe that sensation of not feeling the effects of the atmosphere? When for a moment, there’s skin and air and self and the world seem as one? When I’m in it, that equilibrium, there’s a moment before awareness; that’s the best. Those moments come on Maine mornings, Seattle summer afternoons and twilight in the fall, anywhere. Down in low lying, normally humid Charleston I feel one dawn in May. Walking through this park I’m in it for a few seconds. Then the thought registers, and way up overhead, a scratchy, rustling noise of palmettos leaves reminds me. I feel it move a curl of hair against my ear. I smell it, that breeze brings down a rosy... Read More