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by Leslie Cox; Thursday, September 9, 2021

Sunflower towering over the Duchess of DirtA sunflower is not just one flower. 

Both the fuzzy brown center and the classic yellow petals are actually 1,000 – 2,000 individual flowers, held together on a single stalk.

New vegetable ID added

by Leslie Cox; Wednesday; September 8, 2021

Check out the latest tomato variety we grew for the first time this year – ‘Red Robin’.

I transplanted the seedlings into 6-inch (15 cm) pots for the front porch. The plants grew taller than what all references claimed, so I provided a bamboo stake for each of them. Production was good, in spite of the unprecedented three heat waves we suffered through the summer months. The fruits are bite-sized and juicy, so be sure to pop the whole tomato in your mouth before biting into it.

You will find the details about this lovely tomato variety listed in Fruit & Vegetable Garden under In the Garden on the menu bar. Or click on the link here.

Teaser Tuesday

by Leslie Cox; Tuesday; September 7, 2021

Everyone needs a hug once in a while.

Garden Tip of the Week

by Leslie Cox; Monday; September 6, 2021

You might make mistakes in the garden, but learn from them.

We sometimes will lose a plant…even when we have done our due diligence and researched the needs of the plant. Unfortunately, things happen. Perhaps you gave the plant too much full sun, or you planted it in a “cool pocket” in your garden, or you did not test the soil pH.

Say a prayer for your plant and try to figure out how your plant died so you do not make the same mistake again. Then try again.

There is a saying: “Class is always in session in a garden.” Decades later, I am still learning new things about gardening.

Quote of the Week

by Leslie Cox; Sunday; September 5, 2021

“By all these lovely tokens, September days are here.
With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”

 Helen Hunt Jackson

Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch' - red switch grass

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