Propagating Marjoram from Seed

Nothing beats a container garden filled with marjoram, thyme, and basil. While you can buy the seeds for this perennial herb that is normally grown as an annual, you may be challenged with the results. The germination rate for marjoram seeds is around 50 percent and once they have germinated their growth is slow. Knowing all this, it is still fun the give propagating marjoram from seed a try. To begin this process, you need to pull out your ... Read more

Pear Tree Pollination

 Last year I bought an espalier Williams pear tree.  It ... Read more

bye bye baby

This week has been full of ”this time last year…” ... Read more

Tips for Growing Tickseed

What a unique name for a plant, which is commonly known as tickseed ... Read more

Hedgerow Foraging

This time of year in the vegetable garden is known as the 'hungry ... Read more

Review of Deckchair Gardening by Anne Wareham

In “The Deckchair Gardener”  Anne and her mischievous and ... Read more

How to Plant Meadowsweet Seed

Meadowsweet is a perennial in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 through 7. ... Read more

wordless wednesday

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Learning about Propagating Cosmos

Nothing beats Cosmos bipinnatus when it comes to a quick growing ... Read more

Edible Flowers

Matron doesn't do flowers!  But, with the exception of edible ... Read more

Learn to Grow Feverfew

Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium or Tanacetum parthenium) is a ... Read more

How to Grow Great Yellow Gentian

Great yellow genian (Gentiana lutea) is also known as yellow gentian. ... Read more

Dig your soil? Or then again, do not

Earlier this year I went to the Garden Press Event buried in the ... Read more

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring – Part 2

 The walled kitchen garden at Grims Dyke has some wonderful ... Read more

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring! – Part 1

Don't worry dear reader! Matron does not do flowers.  I went on ... Read more

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