Monthly Archives: May 2011

Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NXMVA 31 May 2011 Snowball Bush (Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum) Latin: Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’. The last two years this bush has been devastated by the viburnum leaf beetle, Pyrrhalta viburni, and if attacked this year the bush was going to be … Continue reading

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Garlic ( Hard neck)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KVJRH 30 May 2011 Garlic bed Garlic produces a seed at the end of the scape formed. This seed is called a bulblet. It is an exact clone of the clovers formed underground. It is impossible to get new types … Continue reading

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Millipede (Schizophyllum sabulosum)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ROPXP 28 May 2011 Millipede (Schizophyllum sabulosum) This centipede is found throughout the garden often just under mulch. Some of my seed potatoes rotted in the ground, and when examined there were many of these millipedes feeding on the flesh … Continue reading

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Colorado Potato Beetle

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?DVIVT 28 May 2011 Colorado Potato Beetle. (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) The potato plants are very small and while checking around them, some Colorado Potato Beetles were found. These bugs overwinter as adults and each bug lays about 50 eggs on its … Continue reading

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Rhubarb

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GRIDF 26 May 2011 Rhubarb There are six plants in the garden and this is the second year of growth, so minimal picking is undertaken. The plants are in different locations in an attempt to find the most suitable growing … Continue reading

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Asparagus

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PQPDP 22 May 2011 Asparagus This is the fourth year for the asparagus bed, and my first harvest. There are eleven plants in the bed. The type is Guelph Millennium.

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Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FLSMI 21 May 2011 Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) This plant likes shade and well drained soil with sufficient water. The vegetation is cut to ground level each Fall and some compost is added with a cover of wood chip mulch. … Continue reading

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Fern-Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XKJHF 21 May 2011 Fern-Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia) My small clump of Paeonia tenuifolia get slightly larger each year. The bright red flowers are certainly eye catching, and the vegetation is soft and has a pleasant appearance.

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Luffa cylindrica (Sponge Luffa)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BBMNZ 19 May 2011 Luffa cylindrica Luffa cylindrica (Sponge Luffa) were planted outside along its support trellis. These plants were started indoors on 22 February 2011. They make excellent sponges if the weather is accommodating. The plant grows slowly and … Continue reading

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Planting Tomatoe Outdoors

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?VQZTG 19 May 2011 Tomatoes. Planting outdoors. It appears there will be no more frost, so the it was decided to start planting the tomatoes in the outdoor garden. These plants were grown in the greenhouse. The variety planted today … Continue reading

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