Tomatoes Gone Wild

October 15, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening

Just a quick video of my overgrown tomato plants. I’m not using store bought cages ever again. Although they may work for like cucumbers or something other than tomatoes. All in all I’m quite satisfied with this first year organic garden.

Invisible Gardener Gone Wild Organic Vegetables

September 22, 2010 by Mario  
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Here are the complete Veggie Shows rolled into one show with start to finish product. Lots of organic vegetables! Enjoy….

How to Use Store Bought for Natural Pest Control by Invisible Gardener Gone Wild on TV

July 15, 2010 by Mario  
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andy on local organic gardening channel shows how he uses tabasco sause, natural soap, otko. very informative.

Briarpatch – Wild Azaleas

June 25, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Flower Gardening

This field trip is to The Cypress Pond to see something unusual and pretty. Here in The Deep South we experienced record freezes and a delayed spring. Most years the evergreen azaleas bloom first and then the native “wild” azaleas (Rhododendron canescens) follow a few weeks later. This year the sequence is reversed – the last is first and the first, last.

Organic Gardener Gone Wild 11

June 10, 2010 by Mario  
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Andy is at it again……

Organic Herb Gardening Tips : How To Grow Wild Garlic

April 29, 2010 by Mario  
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Growing wild garlic is easy with these tips, get expert tips and advice on organic herb gardening in this free video. Expert: Gale Gassiot Bio: Gale Gassiot makes her own organic compost or “gardener’s black gold.”

Wild Flower Garden – Unraveling The Best Methods To Setting Them Up

February 19, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Flower Gardening

Most attractive sound is created by the wild-flower garden. The wild garden consists of long tramps, collecting material etc.

Such garden is not luck for some people. The flowers in the wild garden are like people only. They behave themselves like each personality. Plant dies when it is removed from its living conditions. It is accustomed by nature. It cannot survive if it is not able to find its living conditions. So, when you go to hunt a wild flower, make a note of the living conditions of the plant. The points to be noted while hunting wild flowers are the soil type in which they grow, the conditions, the place. We have to create such an environment for the plant to grow again in your desired place. Even its neighbors are to be taken into consideration.

Take the following example of dog-tooth violets. Wind-flowers are growing near together. Place the wild flowers in your garden. Then plant the dog-tooth violets also near the wild flowers. This makes the wild flowers to feel at home. This is the method of cheating. Wild flowers from wild garden are grown in your own garden. This is the point. This makes them believe that they are in their native place only.

After transplanting is over, wild flowers need to be transplanted. take a basket and a trowel with you to the woods now. Another important point to be noted is that the plants like columbine or hepatica must be taken out with their roots only.

Before your trip to wild garden you must make the bed ready in which they are going to be planted. The bed should be made very carefully. Thus, you need not make the plant wait until you make the bed ready. They should be planted at once. It must be preferably taken from woods. The drainage system of the bed should be made excellent. The soil need not be compulsorily water logged. It is a wrong concept of many people. Dig your garden deeply and put stones. Then over this put top soil. On the top layer now put the rich soil. Remember that the rich soil is the soil brought from woods. This is the method to make a bed.

Water the soil before planting it. Now, put the soil in each respective hole. The plant should be planted in its own respective type of soil. Thus, making a note of soil will be easier without any confusion.

It will serve much better when we plan to have w wildflower garden in which it blooms in the morning and falls late at night. We will start with hepatica in March. Continue in April with columbine. For May we again go back to our dog-tooth violets. In may we can also plant Jack-in–pulpit, wood anemone, and wild germanium. Bellflower and mullein will be got in June. For July we can choose gay butterfly. Obviously the other half of the season is filled by turtle head, aster, Queen Anne’s lace and Joe Pye weeds. This follows until frost.

We should also consider about the likes of the plants including the dislikes. If we once start planting the wild flowers, we would always wish to continue it and add many flowers to your garden.

Hepatica is loved by everyone. Hepatica blossoms before the spring comes. Other plants are ashamed of themselves before hepatica. The flowers inside the embryo are protected by the fuzzy covering. Hepatica gets new leaves during spring. These plants grow only in family groups. These should be planted only under very good soil conditions. Shaded places are best suited for them to grow. At the end of February they are ready to loose their old leaves and they get ready themselves to be blossomed newly. These are found mostly in woods open places. They poke their heads for blossom at the end of February. Thus, this is the tricks to grow hepatica in your garden and thus make your garden more beautiful and attractive than as usual.

Spring and hepatica competes themselves in coming first. This white flower has tracings of pink with grass like leaves. Allow more sunlight to fall on these plants which are planted in groups. Thus, plant them in open place. These love the sunlight more.

Saxifrage is the other beautiful march flower mentioned. This plant is totally different from the former one. Its habitat is a dry place. Mostly in rocky places. It is found in rock chinks. The roots of this plant grow inside the rock. When the roots become very strong they split the strong rock itself. I was spotted them mostly on rocks only. That to in borders of big rocks. In sandy places too they are found. They possess hairy stem with white flowers.

Another plant found at rocky places is the columbine. These are not planted in groups. The soil covers the roots completely. The plants are very hygienic as they get fresh air, clear drainage system and are provided with very good food. This plant needs only little soil to grow.

This makes us easy to come to a conclusion about the needs of the plants clearly. We can now understand the feelings of the plants. Thus, it is our responsibility to check out about their drainage conditions and all.

Bluets are more affectionate to me. They have lovely blue blossoms. They make us admire them hours together. At the month of June they start to fade a little due to the hot climate of June. Quaker ladies are another name given to them. All these names suits well for them. They grow in road sides, many times in colonies and mostly in sunny fields. Thus, this assures that they too love sunlight. They need to be grown in open places only. Sunlight is more important for them than soil.

Wild germaniums are flowers with less beauty when compared with other wild flowers. Its petals droop immediately after we pick it. It is purple in color. The plant has certain boldness rather than attraction. It is found in moist areas of woods. There is no objective in picking it. So, it has both good color and permanent color. These colors last for a longer time as well.

In the starting you may have the fear whether it can be worked out or not. But you can start one or two wild flowers at the maximum. Than year by year you can increase the population. Finally you will end up with a beautiful garden of wild flowers. You will master all the planting techniques by then. It is considered as a real study.