Welcome To The Month Of November

Jannie Vaught The month of leaves, is this why it is called Fall? Anyway the bamboo leaf rake is out and the leaf re-distribution has begun. Don’t loose a single leaf! Break down thick layers of leaf accumulation in beds and lawn. Thick heavy matts can encourage mice, voles and pests. Break up the matted…

Microclimate In Your Specific Garden

By Jannie Vaught Definition , the climate of a very small or restricted area, especially when this differs from the climate of the surrounding area. Conventional wisdom states that what a gardener can grow is limited to the USDA Hardiness Zones their gardening in, but i have found that this is not always right. We…

Trees and Monarch Butterflies

By Jannie Vaught There are two topics to cover this week, the effect of our drought on our trees and the Monarch Butterfly migration. The health of our native trees is evident as we travel out of town, and the many lost trees in town and also native shrubs and plants is a witness to…

It Is late October

  By Jannie Vaught   Time to start planting and preparing for your fall and winter garden and flowers. Kale is a wonder green and will give your food and add to your flower beds through winter. Kale or leaf cabbage is one of certain cultivars grown for edible leaves, although some are used for…

A Request Has Arrived Gourds, From Seed To Use

By Jannie Vaught Gourds, Wiki definition, includes the fruits of some flowering plant species in the family Cucurbitaceae, also called Cucurbita, or the gourd family, the term refers to a number of species and subspecies with or without a hard shell. One of the earliest domesticated plants the bottle gourd. Gourds have been used for…

Garlic Easy Natural Health Boost And Loves Our Area

By Jannie Vaught Garlic ( Allium sativum), is a species in the onion genus: Allium. Close relatives include onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion. Is a bulbous plant growing up to 3.3ft. in height. If planted at the proper time and depth it can be planted as far north as Alaska. It produces hermaphrodite…

Surprised Fruit Trees

By Jannie Vaught Just last week I received notice that the fruit trees are available for purchase in local nursery’s. Already? I’m surprised simple due to the ever oppressive heat and no rain for so long. Yet it is time for fall tree panting and early purchase gets the good ones. Would I plant them…

The Personal Garden Library

By Jannie Vaught, With the intense heat and no rain every living thing is struggling to get through another day! The tomatoes are either done or the strong are actually slowly growing, with even a hint of ripening, they need consistent watering same amount same time everyday. Seems plants like consistency also! Yes, my fall…