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From My Garden

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What I Grow in My Garden

 

 
 
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Herb Garden
 
 
Borage
Cilantro
Chives

Chocolate Mint

English Thyme
French Tarragon
Garlic Chives
Genovese Basil
German Chamomile
Greek Oregano
Italian Parsley
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sage
Spearmint
Sweet Lavender
 
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Vegetable Garden
 
 
Artichokes
Asparagus
Butternut Squash
Armenian Cucumbers
Green Onions
Lettuce

Leeks

Radishes

Spinach
Sugar Snap Peas
Swiss Chard
Early Girl Tomatoes
Yellow Pear Tomatoes
Turnips
Zucchini
 
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Fruits
 
 
Early Elberta Peach (2)
Desert Gold Peach
Katy Apricot
Royal Apricot
Mission Fig
20th Century Asian Pear
Bartlett Pears (2)
Green Gage Plum
Pomegranate (2)
Stella Cherry
Apples (15), including Dorsett Golden, Jonagold, and Granny Smith
Meyer Lemons (5)
Oranges (2)
Red Grapes
Green Grapes
Blackberries
Passionfruit vine
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Flowers
 
 
 
Bacopa

Miniature daffodils

Foxglove
 

Johnny Jump-ups

Nasturiums

Lilies

Paperwhites

Poppies
Rocket Larkspur
David Austin Roses: Graham Thomas, The Shepherdess, Claire Austin, Queen of Sweeden

Roses: French Lace, Iceberg, Julia Child

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Sunflowers

Tulips

Vincas
Violets
Zinnias
 
 
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Garden Tours
 
I have a garden tour once a year in the early spring. An announcement will be made on my blog.
 
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Sources
 
 
This is a wonderful source for flowering bulbs in large quantities:
 
I buy most of my seeds from the following two companies:
 

Outside Pride

 

Burpee.com - Tomato HP Logo

 
 
 
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Garden Links
 
 
Plant a garden without tilling! Instructions
 
It doesn't have to be cold where you live to grow apples. Learn here about Growing Apples in a Warm Climate
His downloadable e-book, Growing Apples in the City, has information about types of apples, grafting, pruning, and espaliering trees. It's well worth getting.
 
Growing an edible garden in the city: Garden Girl
She makes the most of the space she has. If you have a small garden, check out her site for ideas.

 

Planting, pruning, fertilizing, and plant choices for the desert:
 
How to take cuttings of plants to make new plants:
 
How to determine your gardening zone (In the U.S.):
 
 
 
 
 
 Donate extra garden produce to a participating food pantry near you:
 

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The Kitchen Garden

 

A kitchen garden, or potager, is close to the house, and helps fill the kitchen table with food. Both my front and back yards are formal kitchen gardens, where I grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs. I have 43 fruit trees and several grape vines.

 

You can see more pictures of my backyard garden on my Edible Landscaping page. You can see pictures of my White Garden, which is in my front yard, and is also filled with edibles, here.

 

I live in the desert in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States. I garden in a zone 9. My garden calendar can be found here.

 

Summer Fruits

 

"An almost forgotten means of economic self-reliance is the home production of food. We are too accustomed to going to stores and purchasing what we need. By producing some of our food we reduce, to a great extent, the impact of inflation on our money. More importantly, we learn how to produce our own food and involve all family members in a beneficial project. No more timely counsel, I feel, has been given by President Kimball than his repeated emphasis to grow our own gardens. . . .

"We encourage you to grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property. Berry bushes, grapevines, fruit trees—plant them if your climate is right for their growth. Grow vegetables and eat them from your own yard."

(Ensign, May 1976, p. 124).

Ezra Taft Benson, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, "Prepare for the Days of Tribulation," Ensign, Nov 1980, 32

 

February Rain in the Garden The Prudent Homemaker

Grapes The Prudent Homemaker

 

Pomegranates on Scale The Prudent Homemaker

 

 

Apricots in Wire Basket The Prudent Homemaker