Fast Facts, Myth Buster, Myth-Buster

Five Garden Myths Debunked

Myth #1 - Clematis need their roots shaded. Not so. Clematis are no more fussy about the temperature of their roots than any other perennial. So why has this myth persisted? Clematis are routinely planted deeper than many other plants to avoid clematis wilt; a fungus that enters through cuts, insect damage or even from… Continue reading Five Garden Myths Debunked

Did You Know, Fast Facts, Five Fast Flora or Fauna Facts For Friday, Flowers, Garden Helpers

Five Fast Facts about Bumblebees

There are over 255 different species of bumblebees in the world. The largest is the Bombus dahlbomii which can grow up to 4 cm (1.6 inches) long. The smallest is the Perdita minima who measures in at less than 2 mm.Unlike honeybees, bumblebees do not die after stinging. Bumblebees flap their wings 130 times per… Continue reading Five Fast Facts about Bumblebees

Top 10 Lists, Vegetable

Ten Methods for Dealing With Cabbage Worms

Some people think cabbage moths are butterflies and they’re sexy. They’re not sexy. They’re assholes.”Ron Finley Cabbage moths are kind of pretty...unfortunately they're pretty destructive too! When you see them fluttering around your brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi and others) it can send you into a flap. I love wildlife--including insects--but I don't like… Continue reading Ten Methods for Dealing With Cabbage Worms

Five Fast Facts & Folklore, Flowers, Folklore, Uncategorized

Five Fast Daffodil Facts and Folklore

Daffodils have become synonymous with April and Cancer awareness month, but they are actually the official birth flower of March.  Given optimum growing conditions, a field of daffodils can rebloom for 50 years before needing rejuvenation.  Daffodils are the official national flower of Wales. Spotting the first daffodil of the season while in Wales is… Continue reading Five Fast Daffodil Facts and Folklore