All Fruit - Sea Berry Hippophae rhamnoides New to North American gardeners, Sea Berry is prized throughout Europe and Asia for its nutritious fruit, medicinal value, attractive habit and tolerance to even the most inhospitable growing situations. The fruit is commonly used in juices, preserves, candy and liqueurs. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, E and especially C (7 times the vitamin C as lemons!) These plants are one year old and ship end of April/beginning of May. PLEASE READ: Not available to HI, US Territories, or Canada. More Seaberry Growing Information Full Sun Perennial Ships end of April/beginning of May
hugelkultur: the ultimate raised garden beds raised garden bed hugelkultur after one month raised garden bed hugelkultur after one year raised garden bed hugelkultur after two years raised garden bed hugelkultur after twenty years It's a german word and some people can say it all german-ish. I learned this high-falootin word at my permaculture training. Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. I do think there are some considerations to keep in mind. Another thing to keep in mind is that wood is high in carbon and will consume nitrogen to do the compost thing. Pine and fir will have some levels of tanins in them, but I'm guessing that most of that will be gone when the wood has been dead for a few years. In the drawings at right, the artist is trying to show that while the wood decomposes and shrinks, the leaves, duff and accumulating organic matter from above will take it's place.
One Green World Online Catalog Last Chance This Spring to Meet the PlantMobile on Saturday, April 19! Last Chance This Spring to Meet the PlantMobile on Saturday, April 19! Let us bring you your plant order and save time, energy and money! Place Your Order Soon For Best Selection! Just in time for spring planting, our convenient SE Portland Farm Outlet Store will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10AM to 4:30PM. In the mail in early January, it's chock full of great plants, colorful photos and lots of information. From China to Japan, Vietnam to Korea, and in many other Asian countries, almost every backyard has a Persimmon tree.
Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey's Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops. Farmer Gary Wagner walks into his field where the summer leaves on the sugar beet plants are a rich emerald hue -- not necessarily a good color when it comes to sugar beets, either for the environment or the farmer. The leaf color Wagner is looking for is yellow. To find where he needs to adjust his fertilizer use—apply it here or withhold it there—Wagner uses a map of his 5,000 acres that span 35 miles. A farmer needs to monitor his fields for potential yield and for variability of yield, Wagner says. The Sensors in the Sky "Trip the Light Fantastic" Land features tell the sensors their individual characteristics through energy. "Therein lies the power of the Landsat data archive," says Irons. The View of the Field is the Right Fit for its Purpose
Plant Varieties the Seaberry Orchard These plants have not been easy or inexpensive to obtain. One of the nurseries has limited my order due to demand. As a result, I have added One Green World as a provider nursery. I have also purchased 400 seeds from OMC Seeds. Full Sized Plants This is the list of varieties which will be tested. ORANGE DELIGHT SEABERRY- One of the favorite varieties of the Russian Research Station at Barnaul, Orange Delight bears abundant crops of flavorful, reddish-orange fruit. Methow Valley Herbs: Start Here Welcome to my site about growing your herbal knowledge! Thanks for stopping by. If this is your first time here then this is a great place to start. Here is my best! You can also subscribe to my newsletter and instantly download your free copy of my Taste of Herbs ebook. Now for my best articles! Here are my most popular herbal monographs.
Photos of cowberry / lingonberry plants – as flowers and berries September 4th, 2007 · 13 Comments Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on August 27th, 2007. Click picture for larger view. In this photo you can see ripe cowberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), also known as lingonberries (and foxberry, mountain cranberry, lowbush cranberry, and partridgeberry). In old times, when people didn’t have a freezer, cowberry was used as a natural preservative because of their high content of benzoic acid. Our family is pretty much self sufficient with cowberries, but I believe you can buy cowberries at IKEA in rest of the world? Here is a close up picture of cowberry flowers. Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on June 14th, 2007. Information about the pictures: Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera Focal Length: 35 mm Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway Like these pictures? Tags: Berry · Cowberry · Flora · Flower · Lingonberry · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Plant
Plants on-line, New Plant, Shade Plants, New Plants, Ornamental Grass, Plant Nurseries, Native Plant Jostaberry Plant Arrives and Gets Planted | UrbanFoodGrower.com April 14, 2010 - When you cross a black currant and a gooseberry you end up with a jostaberry plant. Pronounced "yostaberry," the jostaberry plants were bred to: 1) not have thorns like gooseberries, 2) to have higher berry yields than currants, 3) be resistant to diseases common to gooseberries and currants, and 4) to provide a plant that produces a berry of good quality. I'd read that these plants are self-fruitful, so they don't need another plant for pollination, so I only ordered one. The spot I picked out for the jostaberry to be planted is ideal for a bush that'll grow to 6-7 feet tall. It'll be in full sun in the morning, and by early afternoon be in partial shade. The ground has hasn't had lawn there for several years, but is covered with layers of leaves and mown grass. Since jostaberries are supposed to be mulched well, I thought such a location already had a built-in mulch of leaves, and there wouldn't be too much competition for the jostaberry roots to grow.
The Antique Rose Emporium Goumi Berry, Gumi, Natsugumi, Cherry Silverberry ,Elaeagnus mutliflora ovata- AlmostEdenPlants.com Elaeagnacaeae Elaeagnus mutliflora Scarlet, 1/2" long, tart, cherry-like fruit, high in vitamin 'C' . Average Mature Size: 8'H x 12'W USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9 click here to find your USDA Cold Hardiness zone Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade Soil & Moisture: Tolerant of poor and even clay soils but are likely to do best in a well-drained soil. Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered Native To / Origin: China Firespike — a Must-Have Plant | The Lazy Gardener Firespike is one of my favorite plants in my garden, even when it’s not in bloom. (Lest your eyebrows are rising too high, no, that is not my garden pictured in the top photo. It’s St. Anthony’s Garden, behind St. Firespike is a great butterfly-and-hummer attractors in addition to being one of our most fail-safe plants. Usually it starts in mid-summer and lasts until the first heavy freeze. When we took our first (and only) trip to Hawaii, I was looking forward to all the gorgeous gardens. Nothing, of course, is “native” to Hawaii. Firespikes aren’t new to us, but they also still aren’t used as much in home gardens as they should be. The lush, tropical foliage is beautiful even when not in bloom. I find it grows well in just about any soil and it obviously can take both our heat and cold. Stick those cuttings in the ground. Do you know where Burkina Faso is? Who else would tell you these things?