How are you doing in the summer heat? Are you thriving, or wilting? Just as some people are designed for heat and others can’t bear it, so are flowers exactly the same. When you’re planting or maintaining a summer garden, it’s a good idea to know which plants thrive in the lovely summer and which don’t. Read on for some ideas.
What do you think of when you hear the word Cornell? Lawyers? Ivy-league sororities and fraternities? World-class education? All of these are certainly hallmarks of the famous school, but what you may not know is that it also has an agricultural extension program, and each year that runs a flower and herb show. Read on to find out more about the show.
There’s a group in Cayce, South Carolina who’s getting kids involved in gardening and growing flowers early. A new community garden was set up recently, and celebrated its opening by fetching in dozens of kindergartners and primary school children to plant flower seeds and seedlings. It caught our eye because it was a great way for kids to get involved both in community effort and to set something up that, over time, will become a beautiful asset.
It’s hard to believe that spring is coming when the weather is still cold and there’s still snow and ice in some places, but it really is on the way. And when spring is on the way, gardeners put on their thinking caps and figure out a plan for their growing season. For some, that includes using the time-honored technique of planting special flowers to deter bugs, known as companion planting. Don’t believe us? Here are some of those bug-repelling…