Locust Swarm in California
I'd like to plant a few flowers here at my new place, but have never grown a thing in my life. I live in North Dakota and I've heard about "zones" of growing, what times, what types of flowers, etc. Don't know where to look. I've tried Google, but I want a small test patch.
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Any seeds, bulbs, or plants that are sold locally in your area will probably grow in your area.
Try Iris and Day Lilly first. Add shasta daisies and Tulips. Those are hard to kill until you can get the hang of gardening. Allium and and Asian/Oriental lilies have proven to be very hardy in the north.
I plant Allium "Globe Master" periodically throughout my gardens and give it a real "wow." look. The flower bloom balls are almost as big as a soccer ball. When my Globemaster Alliums bloom I have friends who say "Look the martian flowers are up."
This fellow is reasonably priced. He and his wife are white and he seems very kind to me...likes to throw in bonus flowers. Just look the name of the flowers up online and view images to see what they look like in different settings and lighting.
Tall Bearded Irises | Echo Iris
Here are some day lilies....Professional Garden Designs for people who love perennials.
Custom Garden Designs - Great Resources - Daylilies
I am favorable to the Iris "Chasing Rainbows" as well as true blues, yellows, and true reds. I'm collecting flowers because I want to learn to hybridize and someday have my own flower farm.
Ernie is pro his heritage. He thinks we need to wake up and save ourselves because the corrupt political system won't.
Ernie gets my business.
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The worst genetic pollution of all is race mixing, which results in irreversible genetic pollution (GENOCIDE).
Monsanto - The Most Evil Corporation on Earth?
Years ago, a friend of mine in Texas told me "After what I have found out about hybrids, I ain't never planting a single seed of a hybrid again!"
Cyanide Grass in Texas is a hybrid of a hybrid
HYBRID GRASS LINKED TO COW DEATHS IN TEXAS | BREAKING NEWS | Sky Valley Chronicle Washington State News...cows dropped dead several weeks ago on an 80-acre ranch, just east of Austin.
...Tifton 85 grass, which has been growing there fore for years, had suddenly started producing cyanide gas, which appeared to have poisoned the cattle.
According to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service, Tifton 85 is a traditionally made hybrid grass constructed using an African Bermuda grass... ...and Tifton 68, a different hybrid produced in Tifton, Georgia.
Because of the inflated cost of gasoline and diesel
A local farmer hired men to pick tomatoes. The truck arrived right on schedule. The farmer called to verify the market price he would receive for his tomatoes.
After he made that call, he had the same men take the fresh picked tomatoes back off the truck.
He paid the pickers, and he paid the driver a show up fee, but said that he lost less money by throwing the tomatoes away, rather than paying the freight to sell tomatoes for less than the freight charge.
MOST of the cost of a barrel of oil is profit for the International Bankers, and MOST of the cost of gasoline, natural gas, and diesel is profit for the International Oil & Gas Corporations.
APRICOTS ARE RIPE! One of my favorite fruits. Mine are almost as large as a peach and sooooo sweet.
Planting Pepper Plants the Square Foot Gardening Way
Note to self:
When picking Apricots all afternoon. Happiness is sunscreen.
Most people seem to quit when it cools off in the evening and just enjoy the evening. I work harder and faster after it cools off.
I am just glad that I am up here in the mountains where it does cool off in the evening! (It got to almost a hundred degrees here today.)
It's been a hundred plus here in Tuscaloosa. My grass is burning up! The seasons have been off a bit this year, starting with a winter than wasn't cold, a summer that skipped over spring, and now blistering heat that we usually don't see until late July or August.
Here is another good reason to compost:
A local farmer had a load of hay SOLD and ready for pickup.
For some reason he picked that day to burn some "trash" which could have all gone into a compost pile.
After the resulting conflagration burned up all the hay, he just barely was able to save his barn.
He also spends a lot of money on chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
One of the big concerns that chemical farmers have is: where are they going to dump left over chemicals that have gone bad?
Compost don't ever go bad, it just makes more topsoil.