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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...

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...

Cosmos - Wispy and Wonderful!

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Saturday January 30, 2010   -   By Karen

Cosmos These lovely and delicate looking flowers will grace your garden, especially if planted "en masse". With the delicate, yet showy flowers, as well as their whispy leaves, they make a great addition to the back of any floral...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are passed!

Blog: Elliott Family Farm   -   Tuesday December 01, 2009   -   By Samuel

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are passed! Whew! Our cover crop continues to grow nicely. We may add a little organic P and K in a couple of weeks, but other than that, all can we do now, is wait. We hope to plant green beans in early March. We may...

lovely day

Blog: Cloud's Path Farm   -   Wednesday August 05, 2009   -   By Sally

Another beautiful day and plenty of rain are really helping all the vegetables along.  We are shaping up to have a good crop of winter squash and the green beans are starting to go crazy- be prepared. This week's CSA includes: broccoli, salad...

Purple Martins and more Scouts

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Wednesday February 25, 2009   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

This is such an exciting time of year!!!! I have been outside watching another Purple Martin Scout!!  I saw two last week, and today one is so patiently sailing above in the sky.  Fortunately I can see for miles from up here on top of Rocky Mount. ...

Purple Martins ARRIVE!!!!!

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Sunday February 22, 2009   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

THE PURPLE MARTINS ARRIVED THIS MORNING!!!! I saw two checking out our Gourd Martin Houses.  Could not stay to watch too long though before they were gone.....will be back though.   This is an exciting time for me watching and waiting for the...

Purple Martins Arrival

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Monday February 16, 2009   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

I noticed today, the Purple Martin Society has joined with the Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society.  In case you would like to check out the Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Soc., the link is: http://www.labayoubluebirdsociety.org/  There is so much...

Purple Martins Arrival

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Thursday February 12, 2009   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

We have still not seen any Purple Martins here at our home at Rocky Mount. I can remember many days over the years walking the lane wondering when they would arrive. It is always a waiting game for me!! I can remember one year, I didn’t think they were...

Gourd Crafting during freeze!!

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Tuesday February 10, 2009   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

We had wonderful weather here today, in N.W. Louisiana, it went from a cold 20's to possible 54 degrees.  We should be so thankful for this.  I spoke with a gentleman today that lives in northern Arkansas, he said it looks like a war zone there...

My Bamboo Experience and Purple Martin Arrival

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Tuesday February 10, 2009   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

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Ten Reasons Why People Fail to Attract Purple Mart...

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Monday February 02, 2009   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

I would like to share some tips from the Purple Martin Conservatory concerning the Purple Martins.  "Ten reasons why people fail to attract Purple Martins."   1. Housing placed too close to tall trees or in yards that are too...

Purple Martins and Freeze

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Thursday January 29, 2009   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

I hope we are all following and waiting for the arrival of the Purple Martin Scouts.  I am thankful they are not here yet, a couple of hundred miles south at Baton Rouge at last report. There have been years the Martins have arrived and there has been a...

Watching for Martin Scouts

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Saturday January 24, 2009   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

As we all know it is time to get ready for the Purple Martins arrival. This is a wonderful and exciting time getting up our Gourd Martin houses and watching for the first arrival Scout!!  If you would like additional information the Purple Martin...

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