Patty’s Plants a Variety of Topics to Choose From
I have given presentations on many of these topics to my customers through out the years in the retail garden center business.
Some of these articles are in my monthly newsletters which you can subcribe to and others will be right here on this site.
*Hummingbirds, getting your feeders out early. -March Newsletter
*How to safely clean or wash your houseplants -Sept.
* Growing Healthy Tomatoes—March Newsletter
*What is the meaning of light levels for your indoor plants-Sept.
* Pruning Shrubs and Trees in Spring -March Newsletter
*Indoor plants for varying light conditions-Sept.
* Cleaning up your Flower Beds - March Newsletter
*Applying Organic Controls Early - March Newsletter
*Hibiscus indoors -Oct.
*Time to dig up your tender plants and bulbs-Oct. * Tomato Troubles
*Planting hardy bulbs for a beautiful spring-Oct.
*Bringing Your Bulbs Out of Storage– April Newsletter
*How to plant your bulbs-Oct.
*Keeping critters from having lunch in your garden-Oct
*Non edible bulbs-Oct
*Winter care of your houseplants
*4 Ways to Preserve Fresh Herbs
*Indoor Gardening with Children-Special Newsletter
*Storing dried herbs
With how to grow your own pineapple and a yummy treat to make.
*Preserving herbs in vinegar
*Children’s safety tips in the garden– Special newsletter
*Milky Spore info
*Japanese Beetle info
*Plants that deer don’t like
*Plants that deer love to eat, Do you have any of these?
*Beneficial insects-live ladybugs here at Patty’s
*Red Wigglers for vermiculure
*Poisonous& Non Poisonous Holiday Plants-Dec. News.
*About Christmas Cactus-Dec. Newsletter
*How to make a flowering and houseplant gift basket
*Seasonal Flowering from the Past to the Present
*Planning the outdoor herb garden-Jan. Newsletter
*Weeding and Mulching Herbs– Jan. Newsletter
*Preparing the Soil for your Herb Garden-Jan. News.
*Watering and Fertilizing Herbs– Jan. Newsletter
*Drying, Freezing &Storing Herbs-Jan. Newsletter
*Herbs For Certain Conditions– Jan. Newsletter
*Selecting Your Herbs-Jan. Newsletter
*Good Bugs/Bad Bugs –June Newsletter
*Healing Herb Chart
*Herbal Tea Recipes
*Natural Dyed Easter Eggs
*Herbal Spring Cleaning
*Simple Organic and natural gardening tips for the home gardener -February Newsletter
*Planting times for Veggies in Wisconsin– February Newsletter
*Companion planning with herbs and vegetables
*Growing successful container gardens –May Newsletter
*Summertime care for your plants –June Newsletter
*Moving your plants outside for the summer-April Newsletter
If you’re one who would like a garden with a purpose, theme gardens can be just what you’re looking for. Whether you’re planting a theme garden in the ground or in a container, you might have to do a little research first. Deciding what type of theme you want. Be it a butterfly garden, gourmet herb garden or a garden for your health, you’ll need to decide what kinds of plants will work for that particular theme. Here is a few different themes to think about when deciding what one will be the right fit for you:
The Fragrant Herb Garden
Lemon Verbena, Lavender, Pineapple Sage, Bee Balm, Roses, Rosemary are just a few to choose.
The Butterfly Garden
Purple Cone Flower, Dwarf Blue Butterfly Bush, Anise Hyssops, Black-eyed Susan, Butterfly weed, Aster, Phlox, Coreopsis and Verbena.
Biblical Herb Garden
For herbs : Dill, Cumin, Bay Laurel, Chicory, Sage, Lemongrass, Mint, flowers graced the Bible's natural world, Violet, Delphinium , Hibiscus, Hollyhock and Lupines.
A Children’s Garden
Zinnias, Sunflowers, Marigolds, Beans, Corn, Pumpkins, Gourds, Nasturtium, pansies, Strawflowers, Snapdragons, Chives, Cherry Tomatoes and peas.
Baby’s Breath, Artemisia absinthium, Yarrow, Lavender, Annual Statice, Germen Statice, and Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua).
Tea Herb Garden
Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemon Verbena, Bee Balm, Chamomile, Pineapple Sage, Anise Hyssops, Lemon grass, Lemon Balm, Chocolate Mint, pineapple mint, and Borage.
Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Calendula ( 2008 Herb Of The Year) Sage, Fennel, Dill, Borage, Basil, Borage, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Thyme.
****Herbs for medicinal use always consult your doctor first. ****