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May 13, 2011

TidBits of Information

  • Good Morning, I found your site on the web today at the suggestion of a friend, it's great. When browsing I noticed that under suppliers there was no one listed for composting worms in my area. Turns out I run a Vermicomposting facility near Winnipeg, Manitoba. We would love to be represented on your web site. We just started a web site of our own and are interested in connecting with orgainic gardeners. We sell Vermicast which as I'm sure you know is a great organic fertilizer. Please give us a google, I look forward to hearing from you.  Thank you and best regards; Jen Unwin

  • Mrs. Moon/ sitting up in the sky/ little old lady/ rock-a-bye/ with a ball of fading light/ and silvery needles/ knitting the night... "Mrs. Moon," a poem by Roger McGough, is also a variety of Pulmonaria: our plant of the month. A citizen of the world (native to Europe, Western Asia and Canada), your tightly clustered, one-foot-tall Pulmonaria has spear-shaped leaves, white speckles and early, rosette-shaped flowers.

    The interesting thing about those flowers is they change color through their lifespan - from first blossom to maturity to pollination - painting a lovely image of how we too change across the milestones of our lives, adding new nuances, colors if you will, to our sense of self. On the less poetic side, Pulmonaria's common name is Lungwort. But never mind that.

    Plant your Pulmonaria in moist soil, prune back the old leaves to keep the growth fresh, and it'll be one of the first in your garden to bear flowers each spring. And after the blossoms are over, it'll keep on with white-dappled foliage through the rest of the year. An excellent groundcover in places other plants find difficult, like the slope under a tree, Pulmonaria makes a fine addition to your wild, woodland shade garden.

    Take a closer look here...

  • Dear Donna, A large update of Bonsai Empire recently went online, including some changes that were made to the links section. P.S. Apart from the links section a few new parts were added to the site, including a section on Bonsai clubs worldwide, Bonsai in Japan and an advanced techniques section. I've added the links below in case you're interested:

    Regards, Oscar

  • British watercress is one step closer to becoming the ‘champagne of the horticultural world' after farmers passed the first stage of a battle to gain EU protected status for their age old method of growing in pure, mineral-rich flowing water.

  • Excellent for small patios, decks, condos and apartments, anywhere you'd like to grow vegetables, herbs, or flowers. The Elevated Garden Bed eliminates bending over while gardening and is perfect for gardeners with mobility and back strain issues. Constructed of 100% Western Red Cedar, let the Cedar weather naturally, stain it to your preferred color, or we now offer a “Natural Stained Finish”. It comes in a boxed kit with easy to follow Tool-FREE instructions. These planters set up in five minutes. Place the custom-cut piece of landscape fabric in the bottom of the bed, add soil of your choice, and plant a vegetables, herb, or flowers garden today!

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