Wednesday, January 6, 2016
These tropical "air plants" (epiphytes) are in the Bromeliad family, genus Tillandsia. They are first cousin to Spanish Moss; in their native habitat they live in the treetops, often among ferns and orchids. Good air circulation and bright filtered light are essential to their environment. Their food comes from dead leaves, bark and insect droppings that fall into the rainwater stored in the center "cup" of the plant. As it all decays, the nutrients are absorbed by the leaves; the roots are used only for clinging to the bark.
Posted by Ashcombe at 12:21 PM
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Birding Place!
Our new bird area is filled with everything you need to keep your feathered friends happy and content this winter.
* 12 different kinds of bird seed
* Squirrel corn
* 4 flavors of suet cakes
* Ashcombe's own mixed bird seed blend
* Small and large quantities of mixed seed and black oil sunflower seed
* Black oil sunflower seed - 50lb. bag for $22.00 (reg. $24.99)
* A Case of Suet (12-pack of suet cakes) $13.99 (reg. $17.99)
Posted by Ashcombe at 10:37 AM
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Fairy gardening is a popular past time for many children, youth and adults. It is a great way to create a beautiful, creative masterpiece that is limited only by your imagination!
A sure way to attract fairies into your garden is to create a magical miniature fairy garden. Fairies are peaceful, yet mischievous magical folks that like to frolic and dance in the garden.
To design and plant a garden for fairies, begin by thinking small. You'll need a small container like a terrarium, box or basket; a selection of small plants that fairies like; and small ornaments and treasures to tempt and please the fairies.
Posted by Ashcombe at 12:41 PM
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Cyclamen is a lovely flowering plant appreciated for its habit of blooming in winter when flowers are so scarce. The plant develops from an underground corm, or tuber, similar to a bulb. The leaves are generally deep green with pale green markings, which nicely set off the pink, white or red blooms. Even when not in flower, the foliage, with its mottled markings, is interesting.
Posted by Ashcombe at 6:43 AM
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Gardens Of London Presentation
Saturday, December 5th, 10:00am
Why are English gardens so numerous and what makes them so special? Master Gardener Wendy Plowman, who visited many of them, will share with you the ins and outs of these gardens in her "Gardens of London" presentation. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a cup of English Breakfast tea and scones during the show.
Pre-registration and payment required. $10.00
Posted by Ashcombe at 9:43 AM
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The unusual stems and timely blossoms of these commonly grown house plants are both delightful and fascinating. Christmas cactus is an old favorite. It has striking, bright green arched branches made up of flat, scalloped 11/2 inch long joints. The branches droop, especially when in bloom. It's multi-trumpeted, 3-inch long, rosy red flowers, plus other colors, appear at Christmas time.
Click here to learn more about the popular Christmas Cactus
Posted by Ashcombe at 12:32 PM