Friday, August 28, 2009

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fall Vegetable Gardening

Fall Vegetable Gardening

With the arrival of August, and the month of September just around the corner we need to start planning our fall vegetable garden. There are numerous vegetables that require a cool growing season rather than a warm growing season. For my readers that reside in USDA Zones: 11, 10, 9, and 8 you get the benefits of having two vegetable growing seasons, one in the spring and one in the fall. As the weather cools in your area, and as gardeners we start thinking about fall and what fall brings to us; it’s time to start gardening again. With this in mind I would like to mention the wonderful benefits of a fall vegetable garden. Tomatoes

Home-grown vegetables have a richer, fuller taste and tend to be fresher than store bought since you pick them yourself. Home-grown vegetables are easy and inexpensive to grow as well. Vegetable gardening can involve the entire family from the little ones to the teens. As well as being an educational tool, the time the family spends in the garden is quality time spent together, and can give one a sense of pride.

In today’s economy more and more families are finding ways to save money, and one way to save money on your grocery bill would be to start your own vegetable garden. Vegetables can be grown from seeds or vegetable starts, and more retail garden centers this year are reporting that vegetable starts and seeds are up from last year’s sales; and as a result of our current economy more families decide to spend more time at home and in the garden.

OnionsSome of you maybe thinking to yourself I have never grown vegetables before, and I don’t think I can grow vegetables. One of my task as a professional horticulturist to a private estate was to grow home-grown vegetables, and my thoughts were exactly the same; and as a Texas Certified Horticultural Professional I would advise our retail gardening customer’s on how to grow vegetables, but I never grew vegetables professionally. I took my vegetable gardening advice that I gave to my retail gardening customers, and my horticultural experience and put all that knowledge to the test. The results of the vegetable garden test are in the pictures included in this article.

The vegetable garden that I planted last year had a wide variety of root vegetables and above ground vegetables. Root Fall vegetables would include: potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, turnips, rutabagas, parsnips, beets, radishes, shallots, and asparagus. Asparagus is the only fall perennial vegetable. You need to find a place where it can grow undisturbed for many years. The key to growing root vegetables is giving enough space in between each plant so the actual root (vegetable) will mature and not be misshapen because of planting to close. I grew Georgia Sweet onions from onion sets, Cherry Belle radishes, and Tall Top Early Wonder beets, all from seeds. The wonderful aspect of radishes is that the radishes mature in 22 days, and to have radishes all season replant your seeds every ten days. I was amazed and thrilled at how easy it was to grow vegetables from seed. The above ground Fall vegetables include: peppers, tomatoes, (with the peppers and tomatoes there are varieties to plant for the fall versus varieties for the spring), spinach, lettuce, snow peas, broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, mustard, cauliflower, chard, and collards. For the above ground vegetables I grew from vegetable starts, green peppers, tomatoes; and from seed there was Snow Peas, Black-Seeded Simpson lettuce, Mesclun Sweet Salad lettuce, Little Caesar Romaine lettuce. For recommended varieties to your area, contact your local extension office.

When planning your vegetable garden, either from vegetable starts or seeds don’t forget to add a little color to the garden. In the last couple of years seed companies have established several different colors in vegetables. You can now purchase peppers, carrots, and tomatoes seeds that will produce a wide range of colors. You can purchase bell pepper seeds that come in ivory, lavender, chocolate brown, yellow, and orange. Wouldn’t some or all of those colors look wonderful in a fresh tossed salad or homemade stuffed bell peppers? Carrot seeds now come in colors of yellow, white, golden yellow, red, light and dark purple, and of course your typical orange. Your family will just go wild over the variety of colors that will adorn the family dinner table each evening. Tomato seeds are now available in different shades of red, orange, yellow, and even a dark brown. With all the vegetable colors that are available on the market today, you can now color coordinate your dinner plate with home-grown vegetables, and become the ultimate gourmet chef without paying a gourmet price tag.Black-Seeded Simpson Lettuce

Vegetable plants can be grown in a container or a special designated area in your yard. When considering a container versus a designated area there are a few considerations to be reviewed before deciding. Containers are excellent for growing a small amount of vegetables and a good choice, if you have a nice sunny patio or have a small sized yard. When growing vegetables in your yard the designated area that you choose should be in raised beds versus planted in your local soil. Vegetables plants require a loose and peat moss soil mixture. Purchasing landscape timbers or landscape edging at your local hardware store or home improvement store can easily do this.

Deciding a Location: Choose an area that gets 5 - 6 hours of full sun; and if, you have an area that receives more than 6 hours of sunlight that’s all right, too.

Deciding a Container(s): Choose a container that is 14 inches or larger, but the lettuces and radishes can be grown in smaller containers than recommended above.

Deciding a Soil: There are several potting soils on the market and choosing one is a matter of your gardening preferences. Some of the chooses are inorganic verses organic, with moisture control or without moisture control, with timed-release fertilizer or without fertilizer. Some potting soils are especially formulated for vegetables. Romaine Lettuce

Deciding a Fertilizer: There are several fertilizers on the market and choosing one is a matter of your gardening preferences. Some of the chooses are water soluble, granular, time-release, slow-release, organic, or inorganic. Choose a fertilizer that is formulated for vegetable plants.

Choosing an Insecticide: Choosing an insecticide is a matter of your gardening preferences, and while I was growing the vegetable garden I had an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach method. I would only use Safer Soaps or Horticultural Oils on all the vegetables that I grew, and realistically I hardly had to spray the vegetables at all. I was constantly watching for any insect or worm that would start eating my prize vegetables, and when I did see one I would simply dispose of the insect.

Choosing a Vegetable Support: Some of the vegetable plants that I mentioned above will need to be staked or in need of a vegetable cage such as tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peas, cantaloupes, and sometimes peppers.Radishes

Watering: Of all the ingredients that I have mentioned for vegetable gardening success, water, is the most important to a successful vegetable garden. The soil for your vegetables will need to be consistently moist at all times, and the water source should be city water or treated water. This is one of the reasons for one of last’s years E. coil outbreaks; the vegetables that were recalled received untreated water during the growing process. More gardeners are starting to grow their own vegetables this year versus last year due to the recent E. coli outbreaks in store-bought produce. Just another reason to start growing your own vegetables, you supply the water, you supply the insecticide, and you know exactly what ingredients went into your vegetables. For states that are currently under water restrictions, you can water your food crops, personal food garden, or personal vegetable garden without penalty. Wash all vegetables before eating or cooking.

Planting: There are a few vegetables that do not like to be planted next to each other, and the vegetable combinations to avoid are:

Onions with peas or beans. Tomatoes or squash with potatoes.Beets

Carrots with dill or fennel. Beans with onions and garlic.

Planting tomato Plants: Another planting rule that has always worked for me is to plant your tomato plants deeper than the original soil line, even if you grow your tomatoes from seed. When you are ready to plant your tomato plants remove two sets of leaves or four leaves total and plant the tomato plant that deep in the soil. You just do this with tomatoes and the reason for this procedure is that tomatoes will establish more roots along the stem where you removed the leaves, and tomatoes require a lot more water than the other vegetables mentioned in this article, and tomatoes are one vegetable that is a heavy feeder, i.e. tomatoes require a steady supply of fertilizer.

Put on your gardening gloves and reap the rewards and benefits of a fall vegetable garden. Tastier vegetables than store bought that you harvest on your own. As a vegetable gardener you know the ingredients, and there is nothing more rewarding than tasting the “vegetables” of your labors.Gardening Gloves

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden



Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden
Attracting Hummingbirds to your garden can be very easy. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps and you will have these wonderful creatures visiting your garden on a daily basis. You do Autumn Sagenot need to redesign your entire landscape or hire a professional landscaper to design a Hummingbird garden for you, because by providing a few key elemental ingredients and plants you can attract beautiful hummingbirds to your garden. There are certain plants that are Hummingbird magnets that you can use to attract Hummingbirds in your area.
To attract and keep Hummingbirds returning to your garden we need to discuss the key elements and simple steps to follow:
  • Create a habitat to encourage Hummingbirds to nest and feed.
  • Provide at least 3 Hummingbird feeders.
  • Provide Nectar rich, tubular flowers.
Creating a Habitat for Hummingbirds to Nest and Feed would involve providing trees or places for the Hummingbirds to nest. This can be Autumn Sageprovided for the majority of Hummingbird species by having horizontal tree limbs, and shelter from surrounding tree limbs. The material used by most Hummingbirds to build their nest is organic in nature, and is available to your Hummingbirds in most back yard habitats. A few of the organic items used by Hummingbirds are: downy plant material, bits of leaves, bark, fallen leaves, and moss. A Hummingbirds diet consists of 90% of their food coming from nectar, and the other 10% of their diet consists of insects. When attracting Hummingbirds to your garden you’ll need to be aware of the use of insecticides on the plants that the Hummingbirds feed upon. There are two ways to approach the use of insecticides in the garden. One way would be let the Hummingbirds take care of your insect problem, or you can use organically friendly insecticides that are safe for Hummingbirds. By providing a consistent supply of nectar rich flowers and an additional supply of nectar coming from the Hummingbird feeders you will have very happy Hummingbirds in your garden. Blue Porterweed
Providing at Least 3 Hummingbird Feeders will entice more Hummingbirds returning repeatedly to your garden. By providing an additional, and constant food source you will encourage Hummingbirds to stay in your garden for food, and to nest. Place your feeders where you can see all the Red Columbineactivity going on. You can place the Hummingbird feeders in any tree limb near your patio, or hang from eaves outside a kitchen window, or an exterior window(s) that you frequently visit. By placing your Hummingbird feeder near the places you frequently visit outdoors your Hummingbirds will eventually become accustom to your presence and no longer be afraid when you are present. There are two key ingredients to remember when using Hummingbird feeders in addition to nectar rich plants.
1) Always keep a good supply of nectar in the Hummingbird feeders. Butterfly Bush
2) Always clean your Hummingbird feeder once a week to keep your Hummingbirds healthy.
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Providing Nectar Rich, Tubular Flowers will give your Hummingbird garden an additional food source that will keep your Hummingbirds coming back each year. Attracting Hummingbirds to your garden is an art. Nutrition for the Hummingbirds, and how to attract Hummingbirds year-round, all must be taken into consideration. An abundance of nectar rich flowers, at least 3 Hummingbird Feeders as an additional food source, creating a habitat for nesting and feeding all need to be provided. The more nectar plants that are provided and Hummingbird feeders provided will attract more Hummingbirds to your garden for years to come.
To bring numerous Hummingbirds to your garden you need to plan for masses and clumps of nectar rich perennials and annuals. Both perennials and annuals should be planted, but perennials are more useful since they bloom year-round, thus attracting Hummingbirds throughout the year. The blooming periods of the annuals should be staggered also, in order to attract Hummingbirds year-round. Both flower shape and flower color are important in regards to attracting Hummingbirds to feed are the best. Hummingbirds prefer single flowers with a tubular shape and upright blooms for feeding, and they also prefer flowers with bright colors and a distinct scent, Firebush Plantwith shades of red, from pink to orange being their favored colors. After planting the plants and hanging your Hummingbird feeders it will take some time for the Hummingbirds to find you, and as the year’s progress you will see more Hummingbirds visiting your garden. Each year the Hummingbirds will come back to the same area as the year before. My father’s house in Georgia has a Miss Huff Lantana bush and that same year the bush was planted the Hummingbirds were frequent visitors, and continue to this day to visit the Lantana bush each year. Some of the plants that I will mention will also attract butterflies to your garden as well. Firebush Close up
Autumn Sage: Salvia greggii 'Maraschino'. Type: Perennial. Height: 3’ – 4’. Spacing: 18” – 24” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant.
Bee Balm: Monarda spp. Type: Perennial. Height: 3 – 4”. Spacing: 24 – 30” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant.
Blue Porterweed: Stachytarpheta jamaicensis. Type: Perennial. Height: 2 – 3’. Spacing: 24” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant. Firecracker Plant
Butterfly Bush: Buddleia davidii 'Pink Delight'. Type: Perennial. Height: 4 – 6’. Spacing: 4 – 6’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant.
Columbine: Aquilegia 'Cardinal'. Type: Perennial. Height: 24 – 28”. Spacing: 18 – 24” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant.
Garden CannaFirebush: Hamelia patens. Type: Shrub. Height: To 15’. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant.
Firecracker Plant: Russelia equisetiformis. Type: Perennial. Height: 36” – 48”. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant. Miss Huff Lantana
Garden Canna: Canna X generalis. Type: Perennial. Height: Depends on variety, but can range from 3 – 5’. Spacing: 1 – 2’ apart for rhizomes, and 3 – 5’ apart for container plants. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant.
Homestead Purple Verbena: Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'. Type: Perennial ground cover. Height: 6 – 10”. Spacing: 12 – 24” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, heat and drought tolerant.Purple Verbena
Korean Hyssop: Agastache rugosa. Type: Perennial. Height: 3 – 4’. Spacing: 12 – 18” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant.
Lantana: Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'. Type: Perennial. Height: 4 – 5’. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Lemon BottlebrushAdditional Uses: Butterfly attractant, heat, and drought tolerant.
Lemon Bottlebrush: Callistemon citrinus. Type: Shrub. Height: To 12’. Spacing: 4 – 6’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: N/A.
Mexican Sage: Salvia leucantha. Type: Perennial. Height: 2 – 4’. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, and drought tolerant.
Pentas: Pentas lanceolata. Type: Perennial. Height: To 3’, depends on variety. Spacing: 24 – 36” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, heat and drought tolerant.
Petunia: Petunia X hybrida 'Purple Wave'. Type: Annual. Height: 4 – 6”. Spacing: For a thick coverage, 12 – 15” apart, 3’ apart for regular coverage, plants will spread 3 – 5’. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, heat and drought tolerant.
Pineapple Sage: Salvia elegans. Type: Perennial in USDA zones 9 – 11, treat as an annual outside zone 9. Height: 3 – 5’. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant. Crushed fresh leaves in fruit salads and drinks; the fresh flowers can be used in salads and desserts.
Mexican SageTexas Gold Columbine: Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana. Type: Perennial. Height: 18 – 36”. Spacing: 12 – 18” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant.
Texas Hummingbird Mint: Agastache cana. Type: Perennial. Height: 24 – 36”. Spacing: 12 – 18” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. AdditionalPentas Uses: Butterfly attractant, and drought tolerant.
Trailing Lantana: Lantana montevidensis. Type: Perennial, annual outside USDA zone 8. Height: 18 – 24”. Spacing: 3 – 4’ apart, can spread to 5’. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, heat and drought tolerant.
Tropical Hibiscus: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Type: Shrub, annual outside USDA zone 9. Height: To 12 – 15’, pruning can control height. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, and heat tolerant. Hibiscus and More is having a sale on 4.5” container Hibiscus plants. Click Here To Order Your Plants.
Turk's Cap: Malvaviscus arboreus. Type: Shrub, annual outside USDA zone 9. Height: To 12 – 15’, pruning can control height. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, and heat tolerant.Purple Wave Petunia
Wax Begonia: Begonia X semperflorens-cultorum. Type: Annual. Height: 6 – 12”. Spacing: 8 – 12” apart. Light Requirements: Partial shade to shade, the bronze-leaf varieties will tolerate more sun. Additional Uses: None.
Yellow Elder: Tecoma stans (Stenolobium stans). Type: Shrub, annual outside USDA zone 7. Height: To 12 – 15’, pruning can control height. Pineapple SageSpacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, drought, and heat tolerant.
Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Well ok…I’m back Mr. H. I. Biscus Not wanting to be hobbled like James Caan by Cathy Bates in Misery I have been persuaded to come to you again from the depths of sincere investigation of barley and hops to appear in mere letters of which you can glimpse upon for your amusement and subsequent query. The Earth that has done so well in providing us with her wealth has given us two flying creatures that at this point, sans hobbling hammer, need to be discussed. Apparently in Mother Nature’s wisdom we have been given at the least two flying forms of her beauty. I speak of the loping possibly heat thermal driven Butterfly and the nectar driven Hummingbird.
Now understanding that my current sponsor of this literal extravaganza has impressed upon me that I speak of not only the beauty of these two wonderful creatures she has suggested to me that I speak of their functionality in the eco system. Therefore it has come upon me, Mr. H.I. Biscus to relay what I know upon these electronic forms of said information.
If you have ever seen a hummingbird and questioned its ability to fly then I would suggest reading a little further and then stopping, because it would simply be easy enough to crush them and go back to making your crystal meth. But as you breathe out your latest breath and realize that that small ****ing flying creature of God’s will came from I guess a nest probably sniffing the fumes from your “lab” you probably wonder why you are cooking meth in the first place. Put down the pipe, at least for now. If you have seen a hummingbird fly then keep the pipe up and watch in slow motion.
Now as far as the Eco-system goes I now will post some comments about hummingbirds and their relation to us all: Please note that these excerpts are taken randomly. (Thanks)
I am a bit new to hummer watching but since I've started, I've noticed a few of them squirting out a clear liquid from their tail feathers from time to time when they are feeding. (Wow how about that) what did that Hummer watcher see?? What did their special other say??? (Sorry)
And now:
They consume so much sugar water; I thought that perhaps it could be poop but not sure.
Gives a whole nother thought about sugar water doesn’t it. (Alright calm down).
Sorry there’s more:
I sometimes get squirted as they "unload" before takeoff... if you let it dry, you'll see white stuff and black stuff, both pee and poop. (What can I say)?
From one that has learned:
I love these little boogers but I sure hope they don't 'get' me with that.
GOD LOVE HUMMINGBIRDS!!
Butterflies…Such wonderful creatures. I would tend to think that most are female. This apparently is a misconception on my part, as I once saw a butterfly drinking a cosmopolitan at a bar in San Francisco. I think I got Barfly and Butterfly mixed up but it was a good night anyway. Not a whole lot to say about Butterflies as they are a fleeting creatures but they do have a very distinct correlation with all human kind as professed in the following excerpts:
At a recent wedding, we were given envelopes that contained a live butterfly. At a signal, everyone opened the envelopes, and the butterflies flew out as the bride and groom exited the church. I noticed three small brown stains in the envelope, and a child nearby asked, "Do butterflies poop?
Well Virginia it quite possibly is an explanation to our query. No mention of the gender of the “bride & groom”, but we should move on…
One more that should put this whole article at rest:
Butterflies, like all insects, digest their food inside a tube (called the alimentary canal) that runs from mouth to anus. To eat, a butterfly uncoils its long snout (proboscis) and sucks in nectar. The food enters the alimentary canal, gets digested, its nutrients absorbed, and waste excreted.
Ok no more San Francisco funnies. But in all actuality Hummingbirds and Butterflies have purpose in this world and if that purpose be that they poop in your garden then be happy for the free fertilizer.
Thanks for reading, until next time don’t let the cops think your hibiscus is pot.
I M
Mr. H I Biscus
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Monday, August 3, 2009

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Brushed Copper & Jewel Cut Glass Hummingbird Feeder

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Brushed Copper & Jewel Cut Glass Hummingbird Feeder – WLH 7 Attract Hummingbirds to your Garden with our Beautiful Jewel Cut Glass Hummingbird Feeder. The Hummingbird Feeder has 28-ounce capacity with 3 Feeding Stations. Dimensions: 13”H X 5.5”D. Click Here to Order.

Jewel Cut Hummingbird Feeder

Brushed Copper & Ruby Glass Hummingbird Feeder

$25.95

Brushed Copper & Ruby Glass Hummingbird FeederBright Red Fun Shaped Feeders Attract More Hummingbirds! These Molded Plastic and Ruby Glass Hummingbird Feeders are easy to use, fill and clean. Fun Shapes Compliment any Outdoor Living Space and Garden Décor.

Brushed Copper & Ruby Glass Hummingbird Feeder – WLH 5 Attract Hummingbirds to your Garden with our Beautiful Ruby Glass Hummingbird Feeder. The Hummingbird Feeder has 16-ounce capacity with 3 Feeding Stations. Dimensions: 7”H X 7”D. Click Here to Order.

Red Plastic Ball Hummingbird Feeder - 12 oz.

$12.95

Bright Red Fun Shaped Feeders Attract More Hummingbirds! These Molded Plastic and Ruby Glass Hummingbird Feeders are easy to use, fill and clean. Fun Shapes Compliment any Outdoor Living Space and Garden Décor.

Plastic Red Ball Hummingbird Feeder – WLH – 3 Attract Hummingbirds to your Garden with our Beautiful Red Plastic Ball Hummingbird Feeder. The Hummingbird Feeder has Red Ball Hummingbird Feeder12-ounce capacity with 3 Feeding Stations. The feeder comes with a removable hanging rod and is dishwasher safe for easy clean up. Dimensions: 7”H X 6.5”D. Click Here to Order.

Red Plastic Balloon Hummingbird Feeder - 32 oz.

$12.95

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Red Plastic Diamond Hummingbird Feeder - 16 oz.

$12.95

Bright Red Fun Shaped Feeders Attract More Hummingbirds! These Molded Plastic and Ruby Glass Hummingbird Feeders are easy to use, fill and clean. Fun Shapes Compliment any Outdoor Living Space and Garden Décor.

Plastic Red Diamond Hummingbird Feeder – WLH – 6 Attract Hummingbirds to your Garden with our Beautiful Red Plastic Diamond Hummingbird Feeder. The Hummingbird Feeder has 16-ounce capacity with 3 Feeding Stations. The feeder comes with a removable hanging rod and is dishwasher safe for easy clean up. Dimensions: 7”H X 6.5”D. Click Here to Order.

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