Over the past few weeks (months?), I’ve read so many fascinating plant-related articles and posts on the ‘net, I thought I’d collect a few together to share! Hope you enjoy these Flowery Blurbs!
- Have you ever thought about growing rhubarb not just for food, but as an ornamental? Here’s why you should and how to do it!
- Problems with ants? (Ugh, don’t we all!). This is an old solution that seems to actually work.
- Want to make your own potting soil mixes? Here are some great recipes!
- Do you still have a surplus of radishes in your garden? Why not pickle them?
- The elders are still blooming here in Calgary so we can still make this recipe for sweet elderflower sugar. Or maybe elderflower cordial, instead!
- It’s seed-saving time! Here’s the proper way to extract, clean, and dry tomato seeds!
- Bugged by mosquitoes? (Aren’t they the national insect of Canada? Okay, perhaps it just seems that way!). ;) Maybe these plants can help ward them off.
- Here’s a great post with tips to fend off pesky deer – there are detailed plant lists as well!
- If you’re interested in growing basil from cuttings, here’s how! I’m definitely going to try this out!
- I saw this pest in action this year: watch out for the columbine sawfly! Here’s some information about this highly destructive critter.
- If you have mint, you have eco-friendly carpet freshener.
- Here’s a great summary of some wonderful edible flowers you might be growing in your garden!
Please share any other interesting gardening articles, tips and suggestions you’ve read about lately! :)
- Seed-Saving the Easy Way… (permaculturecottage.wordpress.com)
- 11 Easy to Save Flower Seeds (treehugger.com)
- Radish – From Seed to Plate (hopegardens.wordpress.com)
- Make your own: Rhubarb Fizz (notdabblinginnormal.wordpress.com)
- Flowery spotlight: Fireweed. (myfloweryprose.wordpress.com)
- Flowery blurbs, volume 13. (myfloweryprose.wordpress.com)
- 6 Mosquito-Repellent Plants With a Dual Purpose (wisebread.com)
- Seed Saving (bitethedirt.wordpress.com)
- Making Elderflower Cordial…Summer in a Bottle! (permaculturecottage.wordpress.com)
- Elderflower Cupcakes with Elderflower Buttercream (thepapercupkitchen.wordpress.com)