Archive for Annuals

Aug
02

Thinking in the Box

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By Nina Browne

Stepping out our front doors, we urbanites are often met by concrete pavement and brick walls. But looking up—if we’re lucky—we can feast our eyes on surprising splashes of life growing in window boxes.

When I planted my first window box, the only thing that grew was my embarrassment. But my experiments provided fodder for conversation with more knowledgeable neighbors. Before we knew it, a trend began, and our block’s window boxes helped us reach the finals in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest. Read More→

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I found this wonderful article on gardening for kids by Melissa and it was on a Canadian gardening site called The Garden Post.

IMG_6780 I have grown to love gardening . Not only is it relaxing and rewarding, but it is also a great learning tool for children. My boys have grown to love our garden as much (or even more) than I do. I think it is a good lesson for them to learn to care and take responsibility of maintaining a garden. It also helps them understand where their food comes from, and can help them try new foods (and have fun in the kitchen!)

However, I know that all plants are not created equal and therefore are harder than others. So, here is a list of 3 types of plants that should be easy to grow for kids (and beginners): Read More→

May
25

Tips on Urban Gardening

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This is the best article on urban gardening that I have seen on urban gardening.  It was written by Marie Iannotti, an about.com guide.

Just because you live in a city doesn’t mean you don’t love and long for plants. Not everyone can have a full blown garden, but with some creativity, you can bring the garden to the city. Whatever size space you are working with, the following urban gardening ideas can put your green thumb to work.

Blooming City Window BoxPhoto: ©Marie Iannotti
1. Are you ready for an urban garden?

There’s nothing unusual about urban gardening – gardeners will find a spot to plant some seeds just about anywhere and city dwellers are some of the most creative. However there are some considerations that urban gardeners have to take into account, like hauling water and radient heat from so much concrete. Here’s a look at questions, concerns and challenges facing the urban gardener. Read More→

Gardeners, both new and experienced, love annuals. Their vibrant colors carry us from Spring to Fall. However, there are so many annuals that it is not only hard to choose which ones to plant but also which ones will flourish in your garden.

I came across this interesting article written by Kathy Van Mullekom for The Daily Press. It answers many questions we have about annuals while providing a good overview of what are types available. I thought I would share it with you. Read More→

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