|Hardy Shrubs and Trees
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|Hardy Herbaceous Perennial and Biennial Plants
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Maybe there are really aliens!|
By Marietta on February 28, 2017
Maybe there are really aliens! Have you ever wondered why some plants just grow in some very unusual ways that maybe they really don’t belong on this planet? I have a few in my garden that just don’t want to act the way we thing of normal plant growth. So, I got to thinking maybe aliens dropped off a few plants to see if we would notice that things do not always follow the rules.
Spring Ephemerals and Other Early Blooming Flowers Part 2|
By Marietta on February 16, 2017
The plant world does not always follow our spring calendar. Somehow plants know when it is their time to shine and so they do. Of course even they get fooled from time to time with late snow falls, ice storms, Arctic blasts of cold, but plants are forgiving and come back every year if we give them the right conditions to grow. I mourn their loss to frost and late cold snaps; however, unlike me the more mature they get the better they are at surviving.
Spring Ephemerals and Other Early Blooming Flowers.|
By Marietta on February 8, 2017
When do you see the first spring flowers in your yard? My flowers start in January and some flowers are blooming into December. Of course not the same species of flowers but I have flowers blooming all year long. This is part one of mostly flowers blooming late winter into early spring.
|I live in Northeastern PA. Studying plants for many years, I am still amazed at all the choices we have in the mid-Atlantic growing area that can grace our gardens. You will be able to find garden plants and edibles that can grow in our freezing cold winters right through our hot humid summers.|
The plants I post will show a variety of plant material that you can grow. I am an organic gardener so I do not use anything additional on my soil other than organic mulch. Weeds? I hand pull, pull and pull.
There is an assortment of wildlife who pass through my gardens from time to time and with the exception of the voles (I have been certified as the vole capital of PA.). Nothing seems to leave a big impact on the plants.
I truly believe if you give your gardens a good foundation of soil they will sustain themselves.
Open a forum to see information about the plants that can be grown in NE Pa. I have divided the forums; one for woody plants and one for perennials. I try to add one new woody plant and one new perennial each day to the forums. Explore!
Any thoughts about gardening are welcome.