Pumpkin questions caught my attention at the Master Gardeners plant clinic this year. Pumpkin flowers, pollination and fruit set. 

Pumpkins at the Dallas Arboretum

Pumpkins at the Dallas Arboretum

Written on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in Plants & Soils

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Twenty years ago I decided to start a garden maintenance company. I was fresh out of university, and had worked at low-paying jobs in garden centres, seed companies, and landscaping and garden maintenance companies.  I had very little money to buy garden equipment, so could buy only the most essential equipment.

Corona secateurs

Corona secateurs, one of the 11 essential gardening maintenance tools.

Written on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Landscaping & Soil

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I don’t usually grow orchids.  Many growers and gardeners advocate precise lighting, nutrition, water, temperature and soil conditions. Way too finicky for me! But since the mini-orchid was given to me, I thought I would give it a try.

I was in for a big surprise. 

Mini orchid

Written on Thursday, February 14, 2013 in Plants & Soils

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