Elements of design: Frames
- Backyard nursery. Martin, K. // Organic Gardening (08973792);Dec89, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p48
Profiles Dennis and Mary Keiser who raise 200 herb varieties in their central Pennsylvania garden.
- Letter from California. Cox, J. // Organic Gardening (08973792);Dec91, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p88
Reports on some gardening news from California. Lawn makeup for brown grass; Zeke the Sheik's composting dispute in Altadena, Calif.; 50th anniversary year of `Organic Gardening.'
- More than just chicken feed. // Organic Gardening (08973792);Apr92, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p19
Reveals that corn gluten, a protein found in chicken feed, is a worthy suppressant of crabgrass and other common turf weeds. Possible use as a lawn fertilizer; Patent of Dr. Nick Chritians of Iowa State University on an all-natural gluten herbicide/fertilizer; Details.
- Tree mulch, round two! // Organic Gardening (08973792);Apr92, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p20
Comments on the controversy surrounding the use of tree mulch and reports on a recent Illinois study that suggests that it is the type of mulch that is important in the debate. Study of trees in the Chicago Park District; More.
- Framing your garden. Ferrara, M. // Organic Gardening (08973792);Apr92, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p27
Gives advice on how to dress up the perimeter of your garden beds with wooden frames. Pressure treated woods; Warnings about not growing edibles in planters or raised beds made of CCA (copper arsenic) treated wood; Other dangerous wood preservatives; Raised bed kits including Garden Grid, from...
- Build your own raised bed with inexpensive concrete block. // Organic Gardening (08973792);Apr92, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p29
Demonstrates how to build a low-cost, no-wood method of building a raised bed. Raised-bed developer, Fred Matlack; Cost of the blocks; Advantages over wood.
- Three ways to raise beds. Mattern, V. // Organic Gardening (08973792);Apr92, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p30
Discusses various approaches to creating raised beds. How veteran gardener Jim Wilson, host of the PBS televsion series `The Victory Garden South,' creates raised garden beds; Why raised beds work; Hill culture; Double-digging; Fitness tips for bed builders; More.
- How & when to water. Jesiolowski, J. // Organic Gardening (08973792);Apr92, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p38
Offers advice on how best to water your garden and conserve moisture once it gets into the soil. Importance of the type of soil in the garden; Soil improvements with compost; Watching for water stress; When water is crucial; How much water to use; More. INSET: Measuring your garden's rainfall,...
- Sure-fire flowers for shady spots. Roth, S.A. // Organic Gardening (08973792);Apr92, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p66
Offers advice on varieties to plant in sunless sites where nothing else grows. Woodland standouts including creeping flox and moss flox; Fringed bleeding hearts; Virginia bluebells; Suggestions for a formal (looking) shade garden; Annuals that dowell in the shade; More. INSET: What's your...
- Pretty leaves for shady places. Cox, J. // Organic Gardening (08973792);Apr92, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p71
Suggests that people focus on foliage in the dim and darkest corners of the garden. Hostas and ferns; Krossa Regal; Alchemilla mollis; The choicest foliage plant for a shady garden; What to use for the look of a shady tropical rainforest; More.