Hi Shirley! Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I'm very happy to be a part of Garden Center TV's wonderful site, and to see so many of my gardening friends here, too! Many congrats on creating such a valuable gardening resource. Cheers & Happy Gardening! Karen
Thank you for the wonderful welcome Shirley! I would to share my insight with everyone! I do not use chicken egg wipes - in fact, I had never heard of them. I am curious about them and did post a comment on Kylee's video.
I appreciate your help. I think its important to get the message out to folks about farming and gardening using organic or at least non-toxic methods. Our products are about building a healthy soil. We use organic ingredients along with beneficial soil bacteria and fungus that help break down the minerals and make them available to the plant over time.
Hi Shirley. Thank you for the warm welcome! I just stumbled across your site and ... well a site full of gardeners is hard to pass up. Great info and videos.
A bit about us, AgVerra is all about Growth As Nature Intended. We develop natural products with a special focus on natural soil biology and aquaculture. Our main markets have been large agriculture & horticulture with almost all of our products under private label. After a lot of pressure we are slowly being dragged into the retail side. It is fun to offer professional grade products to backyard gardeners and see their reaction. While this is not our main focus we will continue to offer select products to any size gardener since food quality is certainly questionable with all the chemicals as are our lawns. But enough of that now. We can't wait to get out of these triple digit summer days and look forward to a fall garden.
Glad to see Moo Poo on board here . . this has to be a good site. Hi @GreenSoil as well.
If I remember later I will get a picture of the ones in my turtle pond. We have a cement pond in the middle of our aviary that was here when we moved in. It has sloping sides no plant shelves. Dave took a recycled pot from a large tree & filled it with Canna's & put it in the center of the pond. Looks great! There are two other floaters too that I am having a bit more trouble planting. The turtles keep eating everything I put in them :)
I use cannas in & out of the pond. I have a beautiful Tiger canna (orange & yellow striped flower) that does beautifully in both situations but it does get very tall. Biggest problem with Cannas is the "Canna rust" it can spread quickly even in pond cannas. If you are looking for something with a different foliage try Chameleon plant (houttuynia cordata), Cardinal plant (Lobelia Cardinalis) the Queen Vic variety with the red leaves & flower. Variegated Sweet flag (Acorus columus) is nice too. Grows & looks like a Variegated Iris.
Sounds like you have a yellow or blue flag Iris. Most Iris will grow between 18"-6' high. They are also agressive spreaders in warmer zones. I would suggest you find a Iris fulva (copper/red flag) Iris. They grow about 12" high, are cold hardy, will tolerate moist soil up to 3" deep (most true water Iris do not like it very deep) & are zone 5-11 hardy, perfect for you. Another choice would be the Japanese Iris they grow 24-36" H but have a variety of colors from deep purple to white. The most popular is the Louisiana Iris which will grow to 36" they are hardy to zone 5. Hope this helps. By the way, Iris is very easy to divide & share :)
Thank you Shirley, I’m one of your biggest fans! Wish I could join you in Chicago next week at the show to introduce my new products...The Plant Warrior and The Holey Cone! I’d like to request all gardening fans to view my website..www.plantwarrior.com Thanks again and have a great time. ~Taunya
Torch cactus flowers are breathtakingly beautiful and a shock to some people when they see them attached to the plant that bears them. Sharp thorns protect the plant from animals, thirsty for the water encapsulated in the succulent body of the Trichocereus. As an added bonus, the thorns provide shade, acting as a natural lath [...]
I presented at the "Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival" this year and brought back many beautiful garden design ideas to share with you! Take a look. Container Garden Ideas A simple planter filled with a combination of magenta and purple colored pansies gains dimension by adding terracotta pots filled with annuals. I see pink geraniums [...]