September 20, 2017

Archives for June 2012

Clothespins: Not Just for Clothes

Sometimes a simple solution is as elusive as a scent on the breeze. But when you find one, you want to share it, even if it is a bit silly. I love vining plants. I like the look of vining plants … [Read more...]

Clematis a Magnificent Obsession

• By Janine Pineo • A half a millennium ago, some bloke tripping around the Spanish countryside stumbled over a purple flower and brought it home to England, where it took root and sprouted an … [Read more...]

Show Stopper

THE WEEKEND EDITION (So big it covers two days) If you're looking for a diva, look no farther than clematis, a genus with about 300 species. Part of the buttercup family, clematis is best known for … [Read more...]

The Winner Smells Like Carrion

We asked: Which plant should we sponsor in the quest to catalog the flora of Baxter State Park? And you said: The one that smells like carrion. We're not sure what to make of that, although … [Read more...]

Wild Blue Wonder

With a little patience and the right location, a gardener can find much to admire in Baptisia australis.  A member of the pea family, this native North American perennial is hardy down to Zone 3A, … [Read more...]

Wood Prairie Launches Indiegogo Funding Project for Repair Shop

 To visit the Wood Prairie Farm project on Indiegogo, click here. Updated July 28, 2012: The Gerritsens' Indiegogo crowdfunding project will end on Aug. 3, so there are a few more days to donate … [Read more...]

The Age of Old Equipment

• By John F. Chisholm • We run older equipment on this farm.  In fact my newest tractor, an International 656, was made in 1976. Quite a number of people have asked me why.  Usually they phrase … [Read more...]

Double Trouble

If the Devil had a trumpet, it might look like Datura metel 'Double Yellow.' This shrublike herb grows wild in warmer regions around the world and has been around so long that it isn't exactly clear … [Read more...]

Lily Fair

Lilium philadelphicum is more than just a pretty face. According to Go Botany, the wood lily is considered North America's "most wide-ranging true lily." But in the Northeast, this perennial herb is … [Read more...]

Sticking by the Tried and True

• By Janine Pineo • As much as I like to discover wondrous new things, I can be a stick in the mud when it comes to the tried and true. Got green beans? So do I and it’s always Rattlesnake pole … [Read more...]