8 posts tagged with gardening by ryanshepard.
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I need to learn something about landscape gardening. I'd like to find modern, American garden writers who lean toward, update, and localise the philosophy of Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson - i.e. the use of hardy, perennial native plants to create persistent, low water use, naturalistic landscapes. Who should I be reading?
I need a light meter for gardening in our yard and, eventually, in a small greenhouse. Ideally, I'd like to know the number of hours of light a specific area gets each day, although full sun / partial shade etc. readings that can be converted are also acceptable. Looking for something durable and for recommendations from folks who have used a specific model successfully for at least a few growing seasons. Bonus points if readings can be downloaded for reference.
Gardeners of MeFi - have any of you used Safer Garden Fungicide or an equivalent product to effectively control powdery mildew in your garden? I want to believe it will work, but I'm skeptical.
Sticky traps vs. flea beetles - what else am I going to kill? [more inside]
Tips on growing winter greens? [more inside]
I'd like to use hard PVC piping to make a worm tower for my garden - how safe is this? [more inside]
Suggestions needed for mid-to-low maintenance, ornamental, native plants that I can grow in D.C. [more inside]
Cheap / free options for garden record-keeping? [more inside]