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garden notes

Published December 22, 2011 by lisaolisa

white fly spray

2 Tbsp. dish soap

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 gallon of water


plant notes

Published September 21, 2008 by lisaolisa

Dutchman’s pipe = Aristolchia durior

Queen of the prairie = Filiperdula rubra

Hall’s honeysuckle = Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’

Solomon’s seal

mole blaster recipe

Published December 3, 2006 by lisaolisa
ciscoe says:
take 2 handfuls of mint, put in blender with enough water to make a slurry. then put in "a large soup can" (pot?), bring to boil, and simmer 20 minutes. recipe makes enough concentrate to dilute to 6 gallons for drenching mole holes. put the solution in a watering can and douse the area of mole activity.

overwintering dahlias

Published November 16, 2006 by lisaolisa
Ciscoe says: Dig them, dry them upside down to drain the water from the stems. Wash off the soil. Soak the divided tubers in one cup bleach to three gallons water for 15-20 minutes to kill no-goodniks.