Sat 5 Feb 2011
Written by Jeff
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Teucriums?! Yup, there is one you are bound to like. This family of plants actually likes some neglect, i.e. no fertilizer and apparently is not bothered by some of the hottest places. I am interested in finding a few for my desert garden.
Unusual Plants are always fun whether it is because they have weird flowers or they are huge! The Titan Arum (Stinky Plant) always draws a crowd because of its size. It can grow several inches a day and when full grown in the correct location, it can be four or five feet high! Now that is a plant!
Read about this and other plants at the link below!
This unusual article is about acoustic botany and selective breeding of plants! The focal point of these plants is that they can be used to create sounds of nature, i.e. music. Using shells, nuts, etc. there are a variety of ways to have nature’s sounds in your own backyard. Learn more at the link which also has some nice photographs!
How to deter destructive (@!?*^#) squirrels – These pesky rodents are very smart and if there is a “kink in your armor,” they will probably find it. When we lived in the Northeast, we had a large number of these critters. I was lucky enough to find a squirrel proof bird feeder pole that actually worked ( I purchased it at my local AGWAY ). It had a money-back guarantee that never needed to be used. Unfortunately, a bear liked my feeder as well and the pole had no deterrent effect on it.
Bottle Trees – A Brief History/Explanation. I didn’t know that bottle trees are a “thing” so when I found one on a visit to MN and snapped the above picture on a gray and rainy day (Hey, I said it was Minnesota), I didn’t appreciate the apparent popularity of these faux garden fixtures. The post below has much better photographs of a bottle trees.
Gardening on the Moon, www.gardeningonthemoon.com, originally published this post