December 13, 2007

Garden Knowledge:

Play Your Vegetables
My friend Daryl Pulis sent me information about The Vegetable Orchestra. They perform music solely on instruments made of vegetables. Using carrot flutes, pumpkin basses, leek violins, leek-zucchini-vibrators, cucumberophones and celery bongos, the orchestra creates its own extraordinary sound universe. At the end of concerts the audience is offered fresh vegetable soup. Click here to watch a performance
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Design Tip

Capturing Rain Water
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by Theresa Schrum

Reader Questions:

Q: The leaves on our new Meyer lemon tree are turning yellow. What should I do to maintain it?
- Glenda E.

Q: I transplanted this shrub from my hunting camp to my home because it blooms late in the fall. What is it? - Lewis P.

Q: This broccoli was grown by a seasoned gardener. The flowers parts are oddly yellow. They kind of brush off. Can you solve our mystery? - Gerry S.
Be sure to listen to Highway Horticulture on The Lawn and Garden Show on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Theresa Schrum and I will discuss her latest observations of the natural world.

Garden Calendar:

Poinsettias do not need fertilizing now but they do need watering. Check the dryness of the soil daily to keep them looking their brilliant best.

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Cool Plant

White by the Gate Camellia
(Camellia japonica 'White by the Gate')
Evergreen shrub native to Japan. Camellias are one of the oldest shrubs cultivated in the South. The climate here is similar to their native Japan. White by the Gate is a mid-season formal double, pure white Camellia that begins blooming in December or January and continues into February. Best in partial shade.
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by Theresa Schrum


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