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The vegetable garden has kicked into high gear lately. I’m so happy to see such rapid growth and food production. Right now I’m harvesting beans and peas every couple of days and our spaghetti squash and corn are bigger than ever. This exponential growth is definitely the Lord’s blessing on our crops - for which I’m very grateful! It is also due to the fact that we use Alaska Fish Fertilizer on our gardens. We’ve been using Alaska Fish Fertilizer for many years - on everything from vegetables to flowers to trees. I can remember many times as an older child helping my Mom apply Alaska Fish Fertilizer to our garden plants in the spring and summer. Because we don’t use any chemical fertilizers on our vegetables, Alaska Fish has given our gardens a wonderful boost throughout the years..... read more.
Bright yellow blooms look up to the sky...they look as if they've captured some of the sun's golden rays within their frilly petals. Marigolds just make me happy when I look at them - for more reason than one! Not only are marigolds beautiful, but they are also beneficial to our gardens as a natural pest repellant - keeping both unwanted insects and rabbits at bay....read more.
One of the most familiar flowers of summer is the dahlia. Planted in spring, these flowers bloom in mid to late summer. Dahlias have always been my Dad's favorite flowers. This spring I planted a dahlia garden in front of our house so that we can enjoy these lovely flowers throughout the summer season. Some of our dahlias were purchased locally - others we had shipped here from Breck's in the Netherlands....read more.
Cool sunny days with blue, blue skies, the crisp nip in the air that makes you don a sweater and one of Mom's homemade knit hats and changing leaves swirling about in the wind all have one thing in common. They are signals to us that fall is officially here. But there's one more thing that says 'autumn' to me along with the pumpkins, hot cider or cocoa and long walks in crunchy leaf strewn paths....its the planting of bulbs for next spring! & Read more...
Our Sedum came to us quite by accident. My Mom, Dad and my sister went to a garden society plant sale a few years ago and among the plants they brought home was a small pot labeled as a ‘dahlia’. It was late in the season, so I didn’t really think much of it that this little plant didn’t have any growth - it just looked like a pot of dirt. My Dad was told that underneath was a dahlia bulb and we assumed that we'd have a lovely dahlia plant the following year. But, when this plant started growing it was clear this was no dahlia! Instead of the familiar green leafy foliage, puffy purple waxy leaves grew on a rubbery stalk....read more.
Here at Wasell Gardens, fall and winter cleanup and winterizing of plants is an important job. Its also a large one that involves various tasks throughout the season. This time of year, our fall cleanup and winterizing checklist is just about complete, with a few tasks left to do! If you're currently working on cleaning up your garden, putting up outdoor Christmas decor and winterizing plants so that they're prepared for the long winter ahead, here's a short list of tasks and things to keep in mind when tidying up.... read more.
By, Jessi Wasell
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