Today marks the end of Grumpy's 2nd Annual Crepe Murder Contest. To all who entered and to all who wrote such appropriately disparaging things about our winners, Grumpy would like to say thanks from the bottom of his vast reservoir of vitriol and sarcasm.
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A step by step instructional guide with photos, which shows you how to grow an avocado tree
This is a "warning" post. I had planted a row of these about 4 years ago, with the intention of blocking out the neighbor behind us. Our 6 foot privacy fence, on a slope, was only about 5 feet in reality. True to their information, they do grow extremely fast and provide excellent privacy. Within 3 years they were about 15 feet tall. Unfortunately, we spent last summer trying to exterminate them. The roots are VERY invasive. I found a root up against our above ground pool, and my poo…
LOVE ... Orchid Extraveganza at Longwood Gardens
Scott and I travelled to Philadelphia for opening day of the Philadelphia flower show last weekend, but made time to also see the Orchid show at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Scott LOVES orchids! As a young man, Scott worked for the president of the American Orchid Society - and he knows almost everything there is to know about them. It's cute to watch him educate me on the subject. While he walked around in amazement, I took some art shots of the orchids that I'm going to whip…
PISTACIA CHINENSIS Chinese Pistacio #tree #trees - one of the best shade trees. edible nuts. Hardy zone 6-9. beautiful shape and color. Attractive landscape tree, Unusual growth in youth, becoming more uniformed and beautiful with age. Leaf color is beautiful dark green in summer then turning to orange and orange-red in fall.
The baldcypress is the classic tree of southern swamps. To the surprise of many, it also does quite well when planted in the right soil in yards or along streets and is a beautiful specimen tree. It has been grown successfully in cities as far north as Milwaukee and on dry Texas hills. Provides majestic orange-red fall color Adapts to both wet and dry conditions Makes a great urban tree Is classified as a deciduous conifer, meaning it will lose its needles in the fall Will be delivered at a…