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Heirloom Beets - Two Great Favorites!

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Sunday April 18, 2010   -   By Karen

You can't beat Beets! Beet " Chioggia " , also called the "Bulls Eye beet" for obvious reasons is an Italian heirloom dating back to the 1840's. The Chioggia Beet has a mild flavour and it's...

Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Thursday March 04, 2010   -   By Karen

Well, this isn't the best photo I've ever taken! But there was a screen between myself and this lovely little jewel of a bird. And, they are soooo fast that it's really difficult to take their picture! I wanted to post about which flowers are in my...

Beefsteak Tomato - The Oh So Meaty Fruit!

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Sunday February 14, 2010   -   By Karen

Beefsteak Tomato  (Lycopersicon esculentum)    The beefsteak tomato is an old-time heirloom favourite that has been popular for many years, due to its excellent productivity and wonderful taste. ...

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...

Seedy Saturday - 2010 - On a Sunday!

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Thursday February 04, 2010   -   By Karen

Wall Flower Studio is pleased to announce we will once again be participating at Seedy Saturday (on a Sunday for 2010!), in Toronto. People will be able to purchase organically grown products directly from me. WIth more than 100...

Lavender - So Lovely - So Useful

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

Wall Flower Studio's Lavender Sachets contain100% organically                grown lavender flowers. The lovely sachets are packed in a 3" x 4" organza drawstring bag. Great...

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...

Orchids As Houseplants - Easier to grow than you m...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Monday February 01, 2010   -   By Karen

Popular belief is that orchid growing is way too difficult and can only be done under greenhouse conditions. The fact is that if you can grow African violets, then growing orchids will be easy for you! Orchids compromise the largest family of...

Morning Glory - They really are Glorious!

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Monday February 01, 2010   -   By Karen

Growing Morning Glories in your garden from seed is extremely easy.   In colder climates, they are treated as annuals and should be planted outdoors in containers, a week or 2 after the last frost date. Before planting the seeds, they need to be...

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,...

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...

Evening Primrose - Oenothera - Lovely and Drought ...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Friday January 29, 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 garden....

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...

Have a Green Eco-Friendly Event!

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

A Green Idea! These days, thankfully, many people are opting to plan green events. We are all seeking ways to celebrate and give gifts that are not going to be added to landfil. Making environmentally friendly decisions throughout the...

Arikara Sunflower - An Heirloom Rich With Heritage...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Wednesday January 27, 2010   -   By Karen

The Arikara Sunflower Pictured above is photo that snapped at the Stanhope Heritage Museum today, where I take maintain the gardens. I'm so pleased that they grew this well and grateful I didn't forget to go at least once, armed...

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