Teaser Tuesday

by Leslie Cox; Tuesday; November 21, 2017

Cannot wait for the helleborus blossoms to make their appearance.
Some varieties should start blooming in December.
This is one my mom gave me, called ‘Pink Frost’.

Helleborus x ballardiae 'HGC Pink Frost'

This week in the garden…

by Leslie Cox; Sunday; November 19, 2017

Christmas VillageBesides being an exceptionally busy week…not the least of which was setting up our Christmas Village scenes…it has been a week of mixed bag weather. Bits of sunshine, lots of clouds, torrential rain, howling winds, and more than a couple of frosty mornings. Weather like this really encouraged us to start decorating the house for Christmas a little earlier than usual…if only for the “cheering up” factor. Typically, our daily Sadie walks provide us with our dose of happy. But who enjoys getting soaked to the skin on days like we have had this week?

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New Vegetable ID Posted

by Leslie Cox; Sunday; November 19, 2017

Kale 'Scarlet Curled'This one is for kale lovers…and even those who might not like kale quite so much.

We grew ‘Scarlet Curled’ for the first time this year and fell in love. Its gorgeously dark red, frilly leaves were a delightful asset in the vegetable garden. So much so, I will be growing extra seedlings next season to incorporate into my ornamental garden. Do not know any landscape design which would not benefit from this colour and leaf form addition.

It certainly added a new dimension to our kale salad! And did I mention taste? Oh my goodness. Literally.

We highly recommend this kale cultivar. If you need another reason…it appears to be decently resistant to the small white cabbage butterfly larvae. Experts do claim female small whites avoid laying their eggs on the red varieties of kale and cabbage. They are right about ‘Scarlet Curled’ at least.

For more information about this deliciously healthy vegetable, click here.

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