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Save Your Own Seed - Grow Open Pollinated Corn

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday October 08, 2011   -   By David

Reducing off the farm inputs can be accomplished in many different ways. One of the ways we are expanding on this is by growing open pollinated corn. I blogged here about the small pasture we were running pigs on to take off the grass, root up the soil...

Hollyhocks - A True Farm or Cottage garden flower!

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Wednesday February 17, 2010   -   By Karen

Hollyhock, (Alcea rosea),  was once the most popular flower in gardens across North America, and is most certainly back in vogue today! It's stately beauty adds a real dimension of height at the back of a flower border. The hollyhock is well known in the...

Evening Primrose - Oenothera

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Thursday February 11, 2010   -   By Karen

 Oenothera biennis, or Evening Primrose, has been cultivated in North America since the early 16th century. It was originally grown as an edible plant, however the bright yellow flowers make for a beautiful ornamental display in the...

Sweet William - Dianthus barbatus

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Monday February 08, 2010   -   By Karen

Pictured above is my Kitty-cat, Mrs. Woman. She LOVES Sweet William and guards it well. However, I've managed to save many, many seeds and I think I can sneak them out of the house without her knowing! Sweet William - Dianthus barbatus . Organic,...

Linaria purpurea - Purple Toadflax - A lovely & Dr...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Tuesday February 02, 2010   -   By Karen

Purple Toadflax - Linaria purpurea ~ hardiness zones 3 - 9 USDA ~ This plant is an underrated treasure. It should be grown in every garden. It's totally drought tolerant, easy to grow, and the blooms look like...

Dill - Anethum graveolens - 2010 Herb of the Year!

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Friday January 29, 2010   -   By Karen

Celebrate this year’s Herb of the Year ~ Dill! Dill is a member of the parsley family. It's similar to Fennel, and is an annual plant that grows to a height of approx. 4 feet tall. It's a strong smelling plant with yellow flowers that develop...

Garden And "Growing" Trends for 2010

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Tuesday January 05, 2010   -   By Karen

Home & Community Edible Gardens : Due to the previous downturn in the economy it's my belief that more and more people will see the benefits of growing their own food, or art at least growing some food to offset purchases from the grocery store. This...

This year's corn crop

Blog: Twin Creeks Farms- Wesley Stephens and Bethany Stephens   -   Monday August 24, 2009   -   By Wesley and Bethany

We are finishing up this year's corn crop. We had a good growing season and our corn turned out very well. We cut most of it for silage and saved some to pick as ear corn. The heirloom variety we planted- Boone County White- produced some very tall stalks and...


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