Did you know that squash plants produce two sexes of flowers on them, and only the female flowers actually produce edible “fruit”? Here are some pix of a volunteer squash plant’s flowers – on the same vine – female and male. The female flower has the more complex “inards” (pix w. hand), while the male … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2015
Sep 23, 1pm – Garden Club Meeting – Growing Attractive Edibles in your Front Garden
Speaker: Laura Heldreth, Master Gardener Topic: “Growing Attractive Edibles In Your Front Garden” Description: Learn how to plant beautiful edibles in your ornamental garden beds. Be prepared to get inspired with recipe ideas and samples. Bring your questions. Several of our members have heard Laura speak before and report that she is a most entertaining, … Continue reading
Plant of the month – Hardy Fuchsia
At the left is my most favorite hardy fuchsia. If you don’t have this carefree plant in your garden, you might like to try one. They live through the winter, begin blooming in late summer until frost, don’t need any staking or deadheading. Plant it in the sun, water it and watch the hummingbirds feast. … Continue reading
Upcoming Sep/Oct field trips for Garden Club members!
S.L. and M.S. have two more wonderful field trips planned for Garden Club members in September and October you won’t want to miss! Members be sure to contact either of them for details – specific date for each trip, time, carpooling, etc. A small nursery and display garden in SE Portland, Arbutus Garden Arts specializes in … Continue reading