Let's open Salvias and Agastaches week with a look at the most popular plants in the database. 'Black and Blue', 'Golden Jubilee', and 'Hot Lips' top the list, of course.
I am a somewhat pseudo-serious gardener. My major interests are dahlias, daylilies, dwarf conifers, shrubs, and peonies (actually, trees are OK too). However, I am also a computer geek, and because my head is usually in the clouds, I have some favorite on-line applications that I find useful for "whatever" gardening.
How do you know whether pepper is seriously hot or not if you don't know what it is just by looking at it? Here is a tutorial for people who have never seen these peppers and don't know their names. Also a little bit about how they vary in heat.
Lasagna garden bed creation is the way to go, I've decided. I've made many lasagna beds, and I find they are a quick and effective way of expanding garden space. It's also a great way to use what you have on hand and to make changes to an existing garden shape more easily than with other methods.
Time for another raffle and we've got another great lineup of prizes. This is our second to last raffle of the year, so jump on board and get your tickets! A huge new prize was added Saturday morning!
Round preformed fiberglass ponds are made to be buried in the ground. Sinking looks natural, but makes them harder to clean. Adding landscape blocks around the edges makes cleaning easy.
When I am handling hot peppers, I am not always as careful as I should be. After receiving a nasty burn while I was processing peppers that I thought were relatively benign, I went on a quest to find an effective treatment. This is the result.