Trends in vertical gardening as seen In the Garden on CBS|KCAL 9 News. Click here to watch the video - http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/8639243-green-expert-nick-federoffs-tips-on-vertical-gardening/
Vertical gardening was first inspired from the fairytale, Rapunzel (ironically there is a Rapunzel plant. Its scientific name is Valerianella locusta). However, the untold story is she heard “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let your hair down” when what really was said was “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, lets plant some flowers in your hair.” An honest mistake as you can well see.
Did you see our Cool Wave pansy expose? What are you waiting for? Click here to continue.
Cool Wave™ pansies have make their debut in the Wave™ Family of easy-spreading color to provide gardeners with a fresh, modern way to infuse garden beds, hanging baskets and patio containers with vivid color during the cool season. In warm climates they last up to a month longer than ‘other’ pansies.
Cool Wave pansies provide fun, bright and creative ways to decorate your outdoor space. Traditionally purchased in autumn, you can still get a few months of long-lasting color options — frost, white, yellow, violet wing and a mixture.
Perfect for lush containers and garden beds, Cool Wave pansies spread and trail vigorously 24 to 30 inches. Gardeners also can add Cool Wave as the “spiller” variety to mixed baskets, as the blooms will flow over the side of containers, creating a stunning arrangement. Cool Wave provides gardeners with high-impact ground cover with fewer plants in garden beds and landscapes.
Cool Wave pansies also are an economical option for gardeners, as they provide up to three seasons of color in southern climates, blooming throughout winter months. In the north, Cool Wave demonstrates superior overwintering hardiness up to USDA Hardiness Zone 5, withstanding frost and returning in spring earlier than other pansies to complement bulb varieties such as tulips and daffodils.
Everybody likes to receive flowers. But what does it mean if you give
lavender to your wife and basil to your secretary? Whether you’re on the
giving or receiving end, flowers make a statement. Sometimes a strong
one. For the love in your life, red roses are interpreted as love and
beauty. Camellia flowers represent excellence with Clematis for mental
beauty. If you’ve ever received Dahlias before are you sure someone’s
not hinting of instability? Daisies are safe to give as they emulate
innocence. Dill is for those that are irresistible. Remembering someone
with Forget-me-not and Pansies are for fond memories. Oh, yeah. Lavender
for your wife – not good it means distrust and basil to your secretary
Here’s a short list of flowers, plants and their meanings…be careful not
to send the wrong message:
They look like croissants - but they aren't. They are moist bread rolls perfect to eat alone or stuffed with your favorite meat. They are great at room temperature for on-the-go snacking or warmed up. You can stuff them with chicken, turkey, pastrami or....you get the picture! Vegetarians like to fill them up with lettuce and tomato.
Just like having the newest cell phone, electronics or most up-to-date hair style, gardening has trends that can't be ignored. Gardening changes at a slower pace but unlike fingernail fashion it's worked on and developed over many years before it hits the marketplace. Let’s take a look at what gardening trends can provide for this year.
Organic vs Natural It's neck and neck with organic anything and if it's natural. Organics are expensive so in order to keep costs down companies are creating products without going through a third party certification proccess. "Technically" many products on the market are 100% organic it's just that by not getting that stamp of approval they can't be legally called organic and must be labeled 'natural.' The bottom line is to read, read and read. See what the product is all about then decide for yourself.
Bright Colors: From flowers to garden ornaments accenting your yard and garden with bright colors is a must. Over the past five years we have seen the worst economic downturn in history. If you are going to be broke, might as well be positive about it and bright colors will help out with that process.
Reinventing and Repurposing: Oh, this is bigger than ever. Let your imagination run wild! If you have a broken down teak garden bench cut it up and make a planter box out of it. Instead of burning that old log drill some holes in it, stuff with suet and birds can make a tasty habitat out of it. Instead of throwing it away look at it from a different perspective to see how you can use it again.
Eating for Health: I have a saying (trademarked by the way) "If you have one small houseplant or acres of land - you're gardening." Growing edibles is such a rewarding experience. Vertical, raised, container and in-ground gardening offers a healthy experience to grow most anything, anywhere with an eye on healthy eating. You may not be able to sustain a garden all year 'round but with local farms and quality vegie marts indulge in things that are good for you.