From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 30

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 30

DON’T be frightened of
mixing colours: it is the
hard artificial shades that clash,
but very seldom the soft, melt-
ing ones of Nature.

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MudPi – Automated Garden System With the Raspberry Pi via Adafruit Industries

Grow the produce you love with less water, time and effort
A scalable smart garden system that allows you to maintain controls, monitor conditions, and sustainably manage resources of your garden.
MudPi is made to install on top of your existing irrigation. This way you’re not locked to any specific method or vendor. The main controller unit is capable of regulating water with pumps or controlled valves. It follows schedules and parameters you specify such as desired soil moisture can control when to water your plants. Sensors are polled periodically for recent values that can be stored. You get notifications of garden conditions and alerts of anything important.
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Historical Garden Books – 78 in a series – Our sentimental garden (1914) by Agnes Sweetman Castle & Egerton Castle

Historical Garden Books – 78 in a series – Our sentimental garden (1914) by Agnes Sweetman Castle & Egerton Castle

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Historical Garden Books - 78 in a series - Our sentimental garden (1914) by Agnes Sweetman Castle & Egerton  Castle

Historical Garden Books - 78 in a series - Our sentimental garden (1914) by Agnes Sweetman Castle & Egerton  Castle

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Making a Garden in the Woods via FineGardening

Today we’re visiting Deborah McQuiston’s garden and sharing some photos she took in the beginning of October.

I live in northeastern Pennsylvania, in the Pocono Mountains, Zone 5b.

Our house was built in 2012, so I started with nothing: half an acre, nothing in the middle, surrounded by more than 200 deciduous trees. Challenges are the ever present deer, our short growing season in Zone 5, and gardening on a slope in the rear of the house.

It’s still a work in progress: hardscaping is done by landscaping professionals, but all 400+ perennials and shrubs have been planted by this 60-something!

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Interesting Plant: Tacca chantrieri (Black Bat Flower)

Interesting Plant: Tacca chantrieri (Black Bat Flower)

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Discovered this via the article 13 unique and interesting plants to grow in your garden on the Greener Living Blog. There are quite a few plants I will highlight here in future posts. — Douglas

Tacca chantrieri is an unusual plant in that it has black flowers. These flowers are somewhat bat-shaped, are up to 12 inches across, and have long ‘whiskers’ that can grow up to 28 inches. There are ten species in the genus Tacca.[1] One of these, T. integrifolia, is commonly called the “white bat plant.” T. integrifolia is similar to T. chantrieri, but has white bracts which are veined purple. T. integrifolia is larger than T. chantrieri, reaching up to four feet in height (almost twice the size of T. chantrieri at a height of 24″-36″).[2]Wikipedia

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