West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus In areas where there has been much rain, ideal conditions for increased mosquito populations have accelerated the occurrence of West Nile virus. Initially discovered in 1937 in the West Nile province of…

Deer Proof Perennials

I have found that spraying my flower bed with deer repellant products will help protect the non-resistant plants. Some work better than others. The important thing to remember is to spray early in the season…

Buy a Venus Flytrap

The Carnivorous Venus Fly Trap The Venus flytrap has captivated people across the world; the plants actually grow in an incredibly small geographic area. In the wild, they are found in a 700-mile region along…

What are Capsicums?

Capsicums The capsicum species has a wide range of members with hundreds of known varieties spanning from sweet to very hot. Originally known as chilies, they were mistakenly renamed by Columbus thinking he found a…

Growing seedlings

Each year I grow my own seedlings for my garden. I patiently wait for the time to arrive and promise myself that this year I will not plant as many varieties, just the right amount…