Chrysanthemums – Late National show 2009 – part one

April 6, 2011 by Mario  
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Best vases and some multi vase exhibits

Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Late Spring Early Summer Heirloom Tomatoes Squash Cucumber Zucchini

February 20, 2011 by Mario  
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I planted all my plants from seed with the help of my children. We put our tomatoes out in April under plastic and they are doing very well. Raised bed gardening is the way to go if you don’t have good soil. We filled our beds with good composted soil and are hoping to have an awesome harvest!!!

LAte spring update.wmv

February 1, 2011 by Mario  
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Finally an update! Sorry so long I have been very busy.

Craig Ferguson 5/3/10C Late Late show sketch

January 17, 2011 by Mario  
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Gardening tips with Willie Nelson: fertilizer…

Craig Ferguson 5/12/10C Late Late Show sketch

January 10, 2011 by Mario  
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Gardening Tips with Willie Nelson: juicing and His Chattiness can’t help but leak more verbiage on films.

Craig Ferguson 4/22/10C Late Late show sketch & chat

January 7, 2011 by Mario  
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Gardening Tips with Willie Nelson: Dummy and His Chattiness spews verbal music…

Identifying Late Blight on Tomatoes

November 1, 2010 by Mario  
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In this, the first of two Growing Wisdom videos on late blight, Dave finds out from Susie Anderson how to identify the disease on tomatoes. In part 2 you’ll learn how to treat the disease.

Craig Ferguson 6/4/10E Late Late show sketch & Jennifer Tilly

August 13, 2010 by Mario  
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Gardening Tips with Willie Nelson: Parsley, and Craig chats with actress/poker player Jennifer Tilly…Fantasticals!

Growing Vegetables Late into the Season

July 16, 2010 by Mario  
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Dave shares his experiences with low tunnels — easy-to-make greenhouse-like structures that allow you to grow vegetables late into the fall and start them earlier on in the spring.

Late Summer Garden: Easy and Cheap Gardening Tips

March 18, 2010 by Mario  
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Has your late summer garden seen better days? If your outdoor paradise is getting a little ragged, and you would like some easy and cheap gardening tips to get it back into shape in time for fall, keep reading!

Most gardens, no matter how well they are designed will have periods without a lot of bloom. But a late summer garden is more than just lack of bloom; it’s overgrown plants, ratty leaves, spindly annuals and brown spots in the lawn. Here’s how to fix these garden problems.

Cut back your blooming perennials by half. This will stimulate new growth, and create need for another flush of flowers in the fall for many varieties. It will also clean up the overgrown look of your flower beds.

If you still have brown foliage from spring bulbs showing, it is safe to cut them to the ground now. They have already stored all the energy they need for spring bloom, and the dead plant matter isn’t doing anything for the look of your garden.

If you have a pest problem, you should be addressing it. You can use commercially available Sevin dust for many of the most common predators, or seek out an organic alternative. One good way to identify what is eating your plants is place a piece of white paper under the leaves of the plant being attached and give the plant a good tap or shake. Whatever pest is the culprit should fall onto the paper for easy identification. If you’re stumped, pop it in a jar and take it to your local nursery for identification and advice on how to eradicate it while doing the least damage to beneficial bugs. Remember, we need those bees! Don’t’ poison them.

If you have annuals planted in containers or beds that have seen better days, cut them back hard. Apply a good dose of water soluble fertilizer and they will bounce back and start re-blooming for you. Petunias, alyssum and geraniums all need a good rejuvenation this time of year, but will bloom well into fall if you try this trick.

If your lawn has developed some dry spots, try raking in an organic compost or fine bark to protect the soil and hold in moisture. Water frequently during the day for a week or two until you start to see new green growth. Cut back on the watering gradually, but be consistent until the lawn is once again green in the spot.

A late summer garden may seem to have gone to sleep, but its pretty easy to throw a big basket of water on it and wake it back up. (Both literally, and figuratively!) Use these easy and cheap gardening tips to renew your garden, and have a beautiful spot to spend those quiet autumn afternoons.

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