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August 20 CSA & Prayers for my Father (a note from...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Monday August 19, 2013   -   By Susana

BEETS are back!  See the Beet Borscht Soup recipe below--also uses potatoes, apples & other veggies as you like. Beets will keep 1-2 weeks--cut off the greens and put in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.  Use the beet greens in a stir fry or...

Today's CSA box...Apple Crisp, Potato Salad and “O...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday August 13, 2013   -   By Susana

See below for recipes and “Our Magical Mountains & Chanterelles!” LETTUCE & STIR FRY MIX Our fall greens are starting to come in. We didn’t want to wait until next week for the whole lot, so some of you will get salad and some stir fry this week. ...

Your CSA box, the "Dirty Dozen" (most toxic conven...

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday August 06, 2013   -   By Susana

See "The Dirty Dozen" (conventionally grown fruits & veggies most laden with pesticides) and “ The Story of the Elkins' Bean ,” below! HEIRLOOM POLE BEANS! Take your pick at the market of 3 local favorite old-time heirlooms:  Half...

Your JULY 30 CSA box, recipes & a blog from Mirra

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday July 30, 2013   -   By Susana

See below, “For our Love of Tomatoes and for Healing, ” from CSA co-manager, Mirra Shapiro. EDAMAME SOY !  The healthy snack food much loved in Japan and China, these can be addictive (one variety we grow is called “Beer Friend”)!  Some of you...

JUNE 11 - TODAY’S Bread & Harvest CSA BOX

Blog: Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics   -   Tuesday June 11, 2013   -   By Susana

Here's what you'll find in your box this week: BERRIES BERRIES BERRIES!  They’re so tasty they may be gone before you get home!   Do use your berries ASAP since they don’t last long (because they are not like commercial berries!).  ...

Purple Cornflower

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Friday May 31, 2013   -   By Arlene

Purple Cornflower (Echinacea purpurea) is one of HOME FARM HERBERY all-time favorite flowers. Originally an American prairie heirloom, it is one of the very best for attracting butterflies. This showy and easy to grow plant brings welcome color to the late...

Pastured Poultry in Paddocks

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday April 11, 2013   -   By Katie

Though the iconic mental picture most of us get when it comes to raising chickens is the standard coop and run, there are many methods for raising chickens. Here’s a quick overview of your options: Coop and Run. A dwelling for the chickens with an...

The Tansy Fairy

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Monday April 01, 2013   -   By Jessica

??? Waste areas, roadsides, and meadows...my gardens, that's where you'll see the Tansy Fairy. My common 'vulgare' friend and her petal-less humble yellow buttons with tattered leaves and pungent humor have adorned...

Clematis ~ Nelly Moser - A beautiful heirloom clim...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Friday March 19, 2010   -   By Karen

This gorgeous climber is well worth a spot in any garden. The bloom size is the up to 6" across, so the flowers on a 'Nelly Moser' clematis are truly magnificent. Each petal is a frosty-pink with a deeper pink bar down the centre, the anthers...

Coreopsis lanceolata - Another Useful Native!

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Tuesday February 16, 2010   -   By Karen

Coreopsis lanceolata - Tickseed (Organic & Native) Available here my Local Harvest Store . - 25 seeds/pkg .   An exceptionally easy to grow flower that tolerates a wide range of soil conditions! Tickseed is drought...

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...

Echinacea - Purple Coneflower

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Tuesday February 09, 2010   -   By Karen

Echinacea purpurea ~ Purple Cone Flower One of the best flowers for attracting butterflies and bees to your garden. It's also valued, at least for me, because it adds a touch of colour to my late summer garden. I've...

Gaillardia ~ Blanket Flower - Native & Drought Tol...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Tuesday February 09, 2010   -   By Karen

  A Showy North American Native! Gaillardia aristata , commonly known as blanket flower, is a native perennial wild flower, which makes this delightful and colorful specimen...

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,...

Hemerocallis - The Delectable Daylily - A Perennia...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Friday February 05, 2010   -   By Karen

  Double daylily at Wall Flower Studio Day lilies are most likely the easiest perennial you could ever grow. They flourish in almost all soils, (sandy to clay), but giving them soil that is rich in organic matter, or compost, is always a plus...

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...

Rudbeckia - Black Eyed Susan - Lovely Native Flowe...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Sunday January 31, 2010   -   By Karen

I love Black-Eyed Susans, (otherwise known as Rudbeckia). This is not just because of their natural beauty, but also because the deer don't eat them in my garden! I've heard that rabbits do like Rudbeckia, but fortunately, I have 2 cats,...

Edible Flowers - A Beautiful Salad in your own Gar...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Thursday January 28, 2010   -   By Karen

~Flowers are high in vitamins and minerals and all are rich in nectar & pollen. ~Rose hips have a high in vitamin C content, as well as nasturtium & marigolds. ~Dandelion flowers contain vitamins A and C. Add them to your salads!! Edible...

Sea Kale: The Perennial With Multiple Edible Uses

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Thursday October 01, 2009   -   By Jessica

  I love sea kale: not only for its edible shoots, leaves and flowerbuds, but for its ornamental presence in the perennial garden as well. Sea kale was quite the rage in the late 1700's but sadly has lapsed into minor-vegetable status. I personally like...


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