Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The History Of Gardening

Have a look at this very interesting video that shows us the history of gardening in The White House... Back then President actually had to fend for themselves! Just think how much different The White House would be if that rule hadn't changed...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Beans Beans Beans...

Well I am going to give these beans a try this year... I have started these inside and it only took a little over a week to have the little bean sprout that you see above. I'll try and update the progress as the spring rolls on... Let me know if you have any tips!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How To Reproduce Lucky Bamboo

First cut a "shoot" from one of your bamboo plants with a sharp razor blade. Make sure to try and make a clean cut to ensure that the plant does not become infected. Take this shoot and soak it in water until a root emerges like the one pictured above. This should take several weeks.

Then get yourself a pot like the similar to the one above.
Make a small hole with your finger or a stick to place the bamboo in.
Place the shoot inside of the dirt and try not to put to much pressure on the main root. Softly pack the soil around the shoot to ensure that it will stand upright. Water the lucky bamboo at least once a week in the beginning, as the plant matures it can survive longer periods of drought.

you just made a bamboo baby : )

For more information on Lucky Bamboo or to purchase Bamboo and many other species you can check out Easy To Grow Houseplants!


Friday, December 22, 2006

Beauty of The Philippines

Some simply stunning footage from the tropical rainforest. Amazing how many creatures there are out in this world of ours.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Massive Corn Picked From My Backyard

This ear of corn was picked a little premature as you can see by the end, but it still is a monster. Almost a foot long! It was grown in Michigan just outside the city of Detroit. I did not use any pesticides or fertilizer. I did water it almost every day. This is the first of many, as I planted 3 rows of 7. What do all you farmers think? Is this the largest ear of corn you have ever seen or what?

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Quick Growing Cana Lily

The Cana Lily is a fast growing plant that can grow up to 8-10' high in a single summer. This plant grows from a bulb that should be planted just underneath the surface exposing the top of the bulb. These bulbs can hold water for a very long period of time. The Cana Lily doesn't even need to be watered over the wintertime when it is kept inside. The Cana develops a red flower that comes out of the top of the plant in the late summer to early fall.

The Cana Lily bulbs should be dug up in the winter time, and kept inside over the winter in harsh climate areas. You can simple clip the dead shoots off to just leave the bulbs like you see below. I suggest keeping them in a black plastic garbage bag. Make sure they are fairly dry before you store them. Don't water them at all over the winter they will spring back to life after exposed to the sunlight.
In some areas down South the bulb can be left in the ground, and will come up every year like any other perennial. If you would like to purchase Cana Lily bulbs you can do so through my website here!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Dragon Tree or Dracaena Marginata

Another tree-like houseplant.. it can grow 15 to 20 feet tall. Bright brillant green leaves grow out the top of this plant. I believe this plant can be reproduced throught cuttings, but I have yet to try it. The bottom leaves die off as the plant becomes taller. The older it gets, the more it tends to resemble a tree. The plant can survive in medium light, and a variety of soil conditions. The dragon tree is native to madagascar and it's scientific name is dracaena marginata. What do you think of this tree of the dragon?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Filtering The Air With The Devil's Ivy

The Devil's Ivy or Golden Pothos is an extremely easy plant to take care of. This plant can handle lower lights, and is super easy to reproduce through cuttings like the ones shown in the pictures below.

This plant has been proven by NASA
to filter the air of many nasty chemicals including formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide. The scientific name for this "clean air" plant is Epipremnum Aureum. Please note: this plant is toxic if ingested so don't let children and pets eat this plant. The devil's ivy works great on top of a fridge or simply as a hanging plant in any window.

Anyone else out there have the Devil's Ivy? I
know it is a very popular houseplant, so I am sure many of you have at least seen them around. If you haven't and you are interested in buying the Devil's Ivy you can do so here.