Blog posts from September 2010

Herbalist Guild Symposium

Sep 23, 2010


2010_Symposium_CoverHow fortunate that the Annual American Herbalist Guild Symposium is being held in Austin, TX this year (Oct.1-Oct.3), adjacent to the Guided by Voices show I'll be attending down there on the 30th! I guess there's no excuse for me not to go..

http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/

Looking forward to good music, good herb lectures and some good family and friend visits!

Anyone else heading down for the conference?

 

Chicken Sale and Fall Programs at North Haven Gardens

Sep 17, 2010

Don't miss Fabulous Fall Weekend at North Haven Gardens, Sept. 18th-19th. They will be having a backyard chicken sale (and ducks!) from 11am-2pm, followed by a 2pm program on Winterizing your Flock. Also, you can check out their new selection of bacyard chicken coops! Below is just one of several styles...

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Also, there are programs on lawn care, attracting butterflies, creative container gardens (if you attend that program on Sunday with Cody of Terrain Horticulture, you'll also be entered to win a container consultatin with him!).


New Asian Jasmine ‘Snow-N-Summer’

Sep 8, 2010

Ok, never did I think I'd be picking an ASIAN JASMINE as a favorite new plant of mine, but there is just something about 'Snow-N-Summer' that has me hooked! If you haven't seen this new beauty, it's basically just like your standard groundcover Asian Jasmine, except the new growth emerges pink, then fades to white before turning green. It's such a lovely color effect. It looks fabulous in containers too...

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Now is the time to plant cool season vegetables

Sep 2, 2010

Cilantro If you live in the South, around zones 7/8/9, then it's time to start planting your cool season vegetable and herb crops. They would include broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, chard, cilantro, dill, fennel and more. Transplants of all these veggies should be showing up at your local independent garden center right now. You can also start to direct seed into your garden crops such as carrots, beets, spinach, turnips, parsnips, lettuces, any of the greens, English peas, fava beans and more.

North Haven Garden in Dallas has plenty of stock on these items right now plus an upcoming veggie class on Sept. 8th. Also, I am available for programs and consultations in the Dallas area if you need help getting started! www.lesliehalleck.com

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