Monday, February 28, 2011
THE GARDEN BLOG HAS MOVED!
It's bigger, better, and more colorful!
Please visit our new blog at http://www.clarkgardens.org/home/garden-blog.html.
This blog will be maintained as an archive, but all new posts will be made on the new site.
Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy the new blog.
Monday, February 7, 2011
BOOK REVIEW - HEIRLOOM BULBS FOR TODAY
Our good friend and associate Chris Wiesinger, "The Bulb Hunter” has a new book on the market, "Heirloom Bulbs for Today." The book published by Bright Sky Press, is beautifully illustrated by Loela Barry and Johan Kritzinger, and co-authored by Cherie Colburn. Written for both the beginner gardener and the more seasoned gardener it groups bulbs on their ease of culture and adaptability to various zones and soils.
Throughout the book Chris shares his personal adventures in finding the bulbs—the "back story” so to speak—and artfully describes the history of the bulbs, beautifully telling their story of how they came to be a part of our Southern gardening traditions.
What exactly is an heirloom bulb? An heirloom bulb as defined in the book is one found in American gardens before World War II.
I for one get totally confused on what’s considered a ‘spring bulb’ or a ‘fall bulb’. Does ...
Monday, February 7, 2011
CRAZY FOR DUCKS
I’ve been thinking a lot about ducks lately. Did you know that people are actually raising ducks in their residential backyards? I know, crazy, right? It’s the latest thing in sustainable living.
I recently learned an abundance of information about ducks while researching beneficial critters for our Spring Festival at Clark Gardens. Expert Permaculturist Elizabeth Samudio of Fort Worth, Texas, actually prefers ducks over chickens for their ability to provide eggs, meat and elimination of unwanted bugs like mosquitoes, snails, and slugs. Elizabeth will be one of our guest speakers at our Spring Festival this year on the last weekend of March.
Ducks don’t tear up the yard like chickens do and contrary to what you might think; they don’t need a pond or a lake to be happy. A plastic baby pool in the backyard will suffice. Ducks are excellent family pets. When raised from ducklings, they bond to the family ...
Friday, February 4, 2011
It is definately winter at Clark Gardens. The snow was beautiful this morning, the sun is shining and more smiles can be found. Here's some pics I thought you might enjoy!!
Me and my Shadow Finally the sun is shining
(Blue Heron on Emerald Lake)
Canadian geese to the swan: And you think you were cold!!
"It's not cold, just put one foot in at a time"
Thursday, December 9, 2010
BAKING COMPETITION--ENTER TO WIN GREAT GIFTS DONATED BY WALMART
Calling all cooks and bakers! Do you have a special holiday recipe, maybe Grandma’s Fudge or Aunt Theda’s Cookies? It’s time to share them with the community. On Saturday, December 18th Clark Gardens will host our FIRST annual Baking Competition. Entries may be submitted on Saturday, December 18th from 10 am to 2:00 pm and winners will be announced at 5:00 pm. Great prizes donated by Walmart include baking supplies and espresso makers. Don’t be timid—start baking and enter the Baking Competition. Or better yet enter with Mom, Dad or Grandma and start a new family tradition.
Also on Saturday, December 18th we will have a community wide bake sale. Any nonprofit may have a booth at no charge. It’s a great fundraiser for church groups, civic groups and school groups.
Information: 940.682.4856; www.clarkgardens.com; email@example.com
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