Viewing carrielamont's Garden Diary: What's going in and What's going on May 2006
Dwarf plants -- a matter of perspective
Thursday, December 18, 2014article ideas:
1. rolling in a winter wonderland NOT walking
2. guy falke's day OR bonfire night late Oct early November
Monday, November 24, 2014If we think of the struggle to survive as the struggle to take in as many calories as possible without burning too many calories, we may look more kindly on our pre-historic ancestors, who invented dried fruit and cooking and fermentation eons ago without thinking of empty calories or fiber and left us with a lingering sweet tooth. In the twenty-first century, I exhort my adult children t
Our ancestors ere deliberately drying fruit by 12,000 BC, that's FOURTEEN THOUSAND YEARS AGO in the far east and middle east.o
"Empty calories" are food energy which iss pure energy, with no concurrent bnutrient load: no protein, vitamins, minerals, etc, only calories. If you're a twenty-first century management student, you need to be awake and alert during class and internships, and resting well on weekends. The early 30s cave person needed to trend serveral to many children and be as efficient as possible in obtaining food. Alcohol or dreid fruit would have been a plus because the calories ingested would have double dividends, not exhausting the hunter-gahterer-brewer while providing a caloric boon.
Dried fruits http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/nchfp/factsheets/food_pres...
Brian Nummer welcome site (memo)
True berries are frequently dried. Blueberries, cranberries, and so forth frequently appear in granola and smoothie recipes. Are these dried berries as healthy as fresh berries? Sometimes these dried berries have added sugar!!!
.The thumbnail image shows "true berries" and fruits called berries grown wild in the Innoka Wildlife Refuge. Blueberries are gaining favor (more than what they had to begin with) throughout the early 21st century.
Berries in the Vaccinium fanily are favorites of gardners and healthy eaters the world around. They pack extra flavor and vitamins and energy into their tinier packages. Blueberries and cranberries are probably the most familiar berreis in the Vaccinium family. Sunset gardening guides reccommends Vaccinium shrubs be as a wildlife-friendly ground cover.
like many other perople, I first became aware of ;ingpnberries, Vaccinum vitis-idaea, by shopping at IKEA. Being curiious, I looked them up. Lingonberries are not only adorable and tangy, they are reportedly a staple (and healthy) food in Scandanavian countries. They grow wild in theoboreal forest (as cranberries and blueberries did eons ago) and are tiny and quite juicy. Lingonberries also have similar urinray tract protecting qualities to cranberries, to which rthey are diistantly related. They grow in a acidic soil in the understory, and occur in Europe but also in Northern Canada. They may be called lingonberry, cowberry, moss cranberry, mountain cranberry, partridgeberry, red whortleberry, or alpine cranberry.
Cranberries are covered in this article I first wrote in 2007. Cranberries were the subject of a lot of research in the fist decade of the 2000s, and their wonderfulness is established by now. A form even moree popular than when I first wrote in 2007 is dried cranberries. Dried cranberreis have sugar added to then during the manufacturing process. Uscranberry.org
Highbush, rabbitear and lowbush blueberries are probably the most popular members of the Vaccinium family They are called V. Several articles on blueberries, both growing, cooking, planting, picking, and so on, were published in July 2009. Like other edibles, http://www.argblueberry.com/en/noticias/96/verNoticia.htmlbl... (-acid blueberries are a 2014-15 crop in SSmerica) need a asunny spot. In some gardens there is too much shade, and in others top much sun. Berries need the sun. Blueberries are a beautiful bush, with fiery autumn color and graceful, fragrant summer blossoms. Plant blueberries in high acid. peaty soil, and do prepare the soil (adjusting pH as necessary) befroe you plant.
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Saturday, May 6, 2006
progress to dateSaturday, May 6, 2006
what's been going on
It's so sad to see all the items that have NOT been planted. Anyway, Dalily Row (augmented heavily) is coming up nicely, the Bridal Veil is nearly submerged in grape hyacinth, there are daffodils and forget-me-nots along RRCarrie, Ray's tulips are actually OK because the shorter, purple ones all came up at the same time and the taller yellow ones a few weeks later. There are funny looking species tulips in what Ray calls the "Garden Annex". PCA Maggie potted up the Dahlia tubers Annie (Poochella) sent me and planted most of the Red Garden plants. I have 1001 packets of seeds. Today PCA Denise planted creeping zinnia and Apricot Zinnia and Helenium on top of one pot of Dahlias, Woofen's Becky's Blue MG, Salvia blue seeds from a package, and something else blue; I forget already but something with 4 colors of fragrant sweet pea on another one. Tried very hard to label them all.
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