Have you ever grown potatoes?

I like gardening but for an occasional tomato, I never planted any other vegetables or root crops. I’m a flower gardener and I love all kinds of flowers but my favorites are roses. Lately, I’m venturing into new territory. I love learning something new. I’ve been experimenting with container plants. I love “Marguerite”, the sweet potato …

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Peace Rose for United Nations’Day – Oct. 24

   Parentage: (‘George Dickson’ x ‘Souvenir de Claudius Pernet’) x (‘Joanna Hill’ x ‘Chas. P. Kilham’) x ‘Margaret McGredy”. Hybridized by the French hybridizer Francis Meilland in the late 1930s, and introduced by Conard-Pyle Co., West Grove, PA in 1945.   The rose that is called ‘Peace’ in the United States and Great Britain is …

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Thursday Tips – Summer Care in the Garden

Keep all plants mulched and watered.  Water first thing in the morning to avoid wetting leaves which can cause fungal diseases.  Use a rain gauge to tell exactly how much rain has fallen on your property. Deadhead perennials and annuals regularly.  Mow grass as needed. Keep ahead of weeds; never let them develop seeds. Look …

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