July, 2007

Below are links to articles posted in July, 2007

Sambucus nigra. “Black Lace” Elderberry

Sambucus nigra. “Black Lace” is a hot new elderberry cultivar that was available in very limited release in 2006. I first saw it in Wayside Garden’s fall catalogue last fall. When I went to order one it was already sold out. I finally got on their waiting list late this Spring when they started offering […]

Attract Yellow Goldfinches to your Garden

The American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis, is a beautiful backyard songbird that happens to frequent our garden so I thought I’d share how I attract them with others. The easiest way to attract these birds is with a sock full of niger thistle seeds. You can get these at most home improvement stores, but I’ve seen […]

My Favorite Daylilies

Daylilies are my favorite flowers. They are hardy, relatively disease resistant (depending on area), nearly carefree, and come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. There are though thousands and thousands of named varieties of daylilies, so to help you find some good ones here are my favorites: FAVORITE OVERALL: All Fired Up […]

Roses from Cuttings, or Roses from Grafts

Most roses sold are hybrids, which means they will not grow true from seed. So to propagate such roses there are two main methods used, cuttings & grafts. Which is better? Well, let me tell you a story. I have a ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ climbing rose planted near an arbor on the north side of my […]

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