Monthly Archives: June 2010

Picnik Table

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EMYBX 16 June 2010 Picnik table. This table was given to me, since the owner didn’t like moving it when cutting the lawn. It is constructed from two by fours, and can seat up to 12 people without danger of … Continue reading

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Tomato Blight

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RDVFA 16 June 2010 Tomato Blight The damage to the leaves on one plant was detected about a week ago. Not knowing what was the cause, I simply removed the leaves and assumed all would be well. Today I found … Continue reading

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Strawberries first of the season.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FUMSZ 14 June 2010 First Strawberries Netting was placed over the fifteen plants a few days ago, since about seven ripening were taken by the resident robin. The netting system will be much improved as the patch gets larger, since … Continue reading

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The Lily Bed

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SOCNY 13 June 2010 The Lily Bed This bed was planted with about 16 different types of lily five years ago. All I do is weed the bed and mulch and the number has been reduced, but is still very … Continue reading

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Dephinium

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WOWRI 13 June 2010 Delphinium This is the sixth year for this plant. It starts growing as soon as the snow disappears in the Spring. It get slightly larger each year. The flowering stalks are hollow and winds usually break … Continue reading

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Goji Berry Plant

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PMBJZ 13 June 2010 Goji Berry Plant Flowers and fruit pods are being produced. This is the third year for this plant , grown from seed. There are three in the garden. This is the only one producing fruit.

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Premium Crop Broccoli

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TGZRD 13 June 2010 Premium Crop Broccoli Heads are starting to form. The seedlings were purchased from a nursery. The crop is excellent. This is my first year for this variety. Placed in the garden 6 May.

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Plastic net to protect strawberries from bird attacks.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HGURD 12 June 2010 Stiff plastic net to protect strawberries from bird attacks. There are only fifteen plants and the birds are taking every berry as it ripens. Robins are the worst feeder. The net chosen is stiff plastic, since … Continue reading

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Common Sundrop (Oenothera tetragona)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IZFNY 12 June 2010 Common Sundrop (Oenothera tetragona) There are two clumps of sundrops in the garden. The mass of yellow is very pleasing. Blooms last for about two weeks and can be extended by deadheading. The plant is contained … Continue reading

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Ivory Silk Lilac Tree (Syringa reticulata)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HVUPG 12 June 2010 Ivory Silk Lilac Tree (Syringa reticulata) This beautiful Ivory Silk Lilac Tree was on the property when purchased in 2003. Some years there is a mass of blooms that completely overwhelms the leaves. The leaves have … Continue reading

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Potato Theory of Growing

There is much misinformation published in garden books and on the internet about growing potatoes.The small test patch is an attempt to clarify ultimate potato growing, meaning maximum production per plant. Potato growth along the stem was debunked by a … Continue reading

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Lamb’ Ears (Stachys byzantina)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KVQHX 11 June 2010 Lamb’ Ears (Stachys byzantina) This velvety leafed plant is grown in my garden, since the bees are attracted to the small flowers. The plant is just beginning to flower.This plant is not invasive in my zone … Continue reading

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Hardneck Garlic Scapes Removed

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OBAHC 11 June 2010 Hardneck Garlic Scapes Removed Scapes are the seed tentacle. The seeds are simply small clones of the plant. New varieties are not possible by cross-pollination. The scapes were cut off as near to the plant as … Continue reading

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Dracunculus vulgaris

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GKOIB 11 June 2010 Dracunculus vulgaris This rather strange plant has a strong dead carrion odor for about a day to attract flies for pollination. Early this morning the odor was more than apparent. Later in the day the odor … Continue reading

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Escapade Rose, Cluster Rose (Floribundas)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ENEKF 11 June 2010 Escapade Rose, Cluster Rose (Floribundas) This Escapade Rose, Cluster Rose (Floribundas) blooms profusely all summer, with periodic deadheading. The vegetation is very thorny. It is dusted periodically with diatomaceous earth to control any potential insects. The … Continue reading

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Rabbit Fence

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RIZEU 10 June 2010 Rabbit Fence One or two rabbits appear daily and do much damage, so a fence was placed around the vegetable garden. The fence roll is two feet high, with 3 inch by 2 inch mesh, and … Continue reading

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Niobe Clematis

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZXLSL 9 June 2010 Niobe Clematis This magnificent clematis is about five years old. The number of blooms is almost unreal. The color varies a bit with the light. It appears very dark colored today with no sun overhead.

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Asiatic Hybrid Lily

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KATQV 9 June 2010 Asiatic Hybrid Lily This clump is the daughter bulbs from the potted plant given as a Mother’s Day present six years ago. After finished in the house, it was planted outdoors and overwinters with no problem. … Continue reading

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Juice for Seven days

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IKKRK 7 June 2010 Juice for Seven days. Various fruit were blended. This is my consumption for about seven days. The juice remains pristine in the refrigerator for at least ten days. I forgot to add a bunch of carrots, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Plants

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MYSVL 7 June 2010 Strawberry Plants There are fifteen ever bearing straw plants in the garden. When mulching it is necessary to keep the mulch away form the crown, This being the area from which all the leaf stems emerge. … Continue reading

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Colorado Potato Beetle

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TPKJR 7 June 2010 Colorado Potato Beetle Five adults were located, and one batch of eggs and several babies having a feast. I hand pick and squash when found. Two trips per day along the patch is probably necessary to … Continue reading

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Planting Pear Tree

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MDCRY 7 June 2010 Planting Pear Tree There is one pear tree in the garden and apparently pollination is more complete if there are two or more, so I decided to plant another. The cultivar is “Harrow Crisp Pear”.The annotated … Continue reading

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Radishes Harvested

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZBVCU 6 June 2010 Radishes A row of radishes was planted on 2 May 1010. They have been in the ground for 34 days. This is to long, and due to weather did not grow faster. It rained heavily last … Continue reading

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A Walkabout of my Property (Garden)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SEYRN 5 June 2010 A Walkabout of my Property (Garden) The growth has essentially started this week. Rain and sun are now ideal. This is just an overview, and from all indications this should be a great year. No plants … Continue reading

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Euonymus (Winter Climber)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JPUPU 3 June 2020 Euonymus (Winter Climber) This plant has beautiful rich, green vegetation, and grow profusely. It is climbing on a 4 by 8 concrete reinforcing wire to keep its tentacles from digging into the house brickwork. It is … Continue reading

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