Category : Garden

Garden / Blog - 1 month ago

Chile Pepper Season: Here's a Trio to Try

August 30th, 2017 Pin It no recommendations Here's a trio of chiles to try: 'Rezha Macedonian', 'Chocolate Habanero' and 'Chocolate Ghost Pepper'. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions. susan belsinger 'Rezha Macedonian' is a...

Garden / Blog - 2 months ago

Garden Seeds, Fruits and Flowers to Watch for Now

July 27th, 2017 Pin It no recommendations This coriander seed from the cilantro plant is ready to harvest now--if left any longer it will drop and resow itself once the weather cools a bit--which is all right too. Most gardeners like volu...

Garden / Blog - 5 months ago

Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening

May 15th, 2017 Pin It 1 user recommends Mother Earth News magazine's new Guide to Vegetable Gardening is like having dozens of magazine articles in one handy collection. My office bookshelves are lined with gardening magazines filled wit...

Garden / Blog - 5 months ago

Nettles Make Beautiful Soup!

April 29th, 2017 Pin It no recommendations Nettle soup is as tasty as it is nutritious. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions. susan belsinger One needs to wear gloves when handling nettles as they do have a long-lasting stin...

Garden / Blog - 6 months ago

Seasonal Foods for Spring: Strawberries & Rhubarb

April 20th, 2017 Pin It no recommendations Strawberry and Rhubarb Compote is tart and sweet and a perfect springtime dish. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions. susan belsinger Fresh red ripe berries and tart rhubarb stalks...

Garden / Blog - 6 months ago

Pansies

March 22nd, 2017 Pin It 2 users recommend The whiskered faces of pansies come in many colors. These photos were taken at the home of Cynthia Giss, who likes pansies as much as I do. susan belsinger Johnny-jump-ups look like miniature v...

Garden / Blog - 7 months ago

Sure Signs of Spring

March 17th, 2017 Pin It no recommendations Shivering forsythia will pull through the freezing temps with this protective layer of snow. susan belsinger Blooming henbit is covered with a blanket of snow--once it melts--I'll use the le...

Garden / Blog - 2 years ago

Students Plant Greener Future In The City’s Heart

One Tree Per Child was founded by Olivia Newton-John and Jon Dee, the founders of Australia’s National Tree Day. During their time leading the annual campaign day more than 10 million native trees and shrubs were planted by the community across Aus...

Garden / Blog - 2 years ago

Students put healthy eating back on the table

It’s all part of a gardening program designed to educate children about the origins of their food, led singlehandedly by Junior Landcare Lockyer, Toowoomba and Somerset coordinator Greg Grimes. The “Healthy Eating, Healthy Children, Healthy Lifesty...

Garden / Blog - 2 years ago

How To Grow Strawberries

Your step-by-step guide to growing this delicious berry. GROWING Strawberries are a low ground-covering plant with dark green trifoliate leaves, which means that 3 leaflets are attached to each stem like a clover. They can be grown from the tropics...

Garden / Blog - 2 years ago

How To Grow Cucumbers

Cucumbers love plenty of food, water, sunshine and bees. Given all these ‘ingredients’, cucumbers will thrive and produce copious amounts of fruit. GROWING There are many varieties, from round to long (telegraph), to short (Lebanese). An interestin...

Garden / Blog - 2 years ago

How to choose the best type of mulch for your garden.

There are many benefits that come with mulching. A thick layer of mulch can reduce the evaporation rate of moisture in the soil by up to 70 per cent. It also helps to suppress weeds that compete with other plants for moisture and nutrients. Then, a...

Garden / Blog - 2 years ago

Eco-Friendly Fuel-Free Mowing service

When 19-year-old Jesse Wilson was unable to find work locally, he combined his passion for the environment with old-school elbow grease and launched the only eco-friendly fuel-free mowing service service in NSW. The resourceful teen has no need of...

Garden / Blog - 2 years ago

Horticulture Apprentice

Why Citywide? As one of the most diverse companies in Australia, Citywide has the projects that will motivate you, the people that will support you and the training to develop you. Citywide provides physical services in the areas of Civil Infrastru...