Monthly Archives: July 2010

Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus Communis)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FGAFA 30 July 2010 Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus Communis) Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus Communis) is an annual.. It has very large tropical appearing leaves, and is grown for its decorative addition to my home garden. The beans if ingested are … Continue reading

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Thornless Blackberry

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HQSYO 23 July 2010 Thornless Blackberry. The first season’s picking was commenced today, since a few berries are now ripe.. This is the third year for these two plants, and the first year of full production. It takes two years … Continue reading

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22 July 2010 Supersonic Hybrid Tomato.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EQCCD 22 July 2010 Supersonic Hybrid Tomato. First tomato of the season. The first tomato was picked today, Supersonic Hybrid. there are 41 large, healthy tomatoes on this one plant. The bed consists of two plants of about 15 different … Continue reading

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Hardneck Garlic further drying

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NTYRF 16 July 2010 Hardneck Garlic further drying. Garlic has been drying in the shed for about 15 days, and was trimmed today for further drying (curing). Adequate drying insures long storage life. Four bulbs equals one pound weight. The … Continue reading

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Viking Potato

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XKLUS 15 July 2010 Viking Potato One Viking potato plant was dug long before the tops have started to die off, meaning long before maturity. The potatoes were perfect and the weight was 2.5 pounds. From previous experience I would … Continue reading

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Bush Berries.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZCGHJ 14 July 2010 Bush Berries. About 15 liters of bush berries were picked tonight from three bushes. The types are European gooseberries, American Gooseberries, and Black Currants. The European gooseberry is larger that the American type as indicated by … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DFWFT 14 July 2010 Monarch Butterfly Compare this butterfly to the Red Admiral. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OUJDC 14 July 2010 Red Admiral Butterfly. The heading is mis-named. After mis-identifying the Monarch, while walking to my shed I found a dead Monarch. This was … Continue reading

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Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PATUX 14 July 2010 Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) This perennial Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) was planted in the garden five years ago, from a pot purchased from a nursery. It enlarges each year and the blooms last most of the Summer. It … Continue reading

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Red Admiral Butterfly

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OUJDC 14 July 2010 Monarch Butterfly A correction this pretty butterfly is not a Monarch. It is a Red Admiral. This is the first Butterfly seen this year. It was mis-identified a Monarch.

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Crinoline Nylon Mesh

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZEKBZ 14 July 2010 Crinoline Nylon Mesh This crinoline nylon mesh appears ideal for protecting plants from insects and bird attacks. It is not starched. This crinoline nylon mesh is 72 inches wide and comes in rolls of any reasonable … Continue reading

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Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CHXHF 12 July 2010 Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) This magnificent plant flowers every year, and most of the flowers appear suddenly one day. There are seven plants and only one bush is now in full bloom. These plants were … Continue reading

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12 July 2010 Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GACPC 12 July 2010 Bee Balm (Monarda didyma) Bee balm is as perennial and truly attracts bees in large numbers. There is one clump in the garden and it is most attractive, and has a pleasant odor. There are several … Continue reading

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Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YDYAE 12 July 2010 Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ Common name : Crocosmia This plant is about four years from the bulb stage. I moved it last year to a more suitable location in full sun, and it appears to be doing well. … Continue reading

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Black Currant (Ribes Nigrum)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YIKTB 7 July 2010 Black Currant (Ribes Nigrum) One black current bush is in the garden. It grows well with the addition of compost yearly and mulch to retain moisture. No bugs or disease affect in my garden. It grows … Continue reading

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Garlic Harvest

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RMMZM 3 July 2010 Garlic Harvest The garlic was dug today and the curing process was started, which will take about three weeks to complete. This is hard neck garlic and I use cloves from year to year from the … Continue reading

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