By Marcella Schaffer
If you happen to like to backyard yet don't have a lot time to spend weeding, watering, and fussing over your vegetation, perennials are the proper plants for you. such a lot perennials self-propagate and multiply on their lonesome, expanding in good looks and measurement every year. also they are less costly and time-consuming than annuals over the longer term, since you don't need to purchase new crops every year. yet picking the easiest crops from today's collection of actually hundreds of thousands of perennials is sufficient to stump any flower fanatic, not to mention a starting gardener.
This ebook will introduce you to ten appealing perennials which are simple, splendidly flexible, and adaptable to quite a few starting to be stipulations. They're no longer really fussy approximately soil stipulations, and so they can tolerate either drought and overwatering, so long as they've got sufficient drainage. those wonders of the perennial global develop quick, require little upkeep, and gift you with a kaleidoscope of colour and lovely foliage 12 months after 12 months.
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Some weeds are edible and even medicinal. We call them “weedicinals,” (coined by Flor’s friend Sally). It is important to know how to identify them. There are plenty of these weeds in Flor’s Garden. They are grown and cultivated in Flor’s Garden collectively as “God’s Pharmacy”. I wish I had flowers too. Get a haircut! 47 GOD’S PHARMACY Edible weeds or “weedibles” that grow in my garden are the wild pipino, the talinum, the medicinal weed makahiya, or the “bashful mimosa” (Mimosa pudica) and the damong maria (Artemisia vulgaris).
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What you need: How to make the bins: • A 12-quart plastic bin with a lid (used ice cream container). • A sharp object to poke holes with (nail) • 100 African night crawlers (most prolific and accessible for our local gardens) • Old newspapers • Water • Kitchen scraps: coffee grounds, grass clippings, tea bags, vegetable and fruit peelings, dead, fallen leaves, branches, twigs, bark, paper, cardboard (do not include scraps of meat) 1. Make small holes all along the lid of your container. 2. Tear 1-inch strips of newspaper and fill the container 3/4 full.
10 Easy-Care Perennials (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-235) by Marcella Schaffer