Many gardeners are now becoming all too familiar with one of the diseases which affects Boxwood, called Boxwood blight. In addition to this, Boxwood, while proving very useful and deer resistant for us here, has many problems. Leaf miner, Psyllid, Winter burn, finicky reactions to pruning, are […]
Maintaining continued interest in a mature garden can be a difficult task, and one that requires evoking new ideas of being creative. Last year I visited Chanticleer, one of the most creative and spellbinding gardens in the country. Inspired and talented staff are constantly implementing […]
Helleborus Orientalis There are numerous shade and drought tolerant ground covers available which are also deer resistant. However, many of them are mundane and don’t change much with the seasons. Vinca minor (Myrtle) makes an attractive ground cover, fits the above criteria, but often acts […]
One of the activities in our greenhouse during the Winter season is plant propagation. Plant propagation is the process of growing new plants from a variety of sources: seeds, cuttings, and other plant parts. Many plants can be propagated from divisions, made by removing a section of the old plant. There often is not enough above ground material to create more than one new plant.
Horticulturist, Alan Gorkin acknowledges a mass ripening of Sleepy Cat Farm’s Meyer Lemon crop: One of my first assignments as Horticulturist at Sleepy Cat Farm, nearly 10 years ago, was to acquire 8 Meyer Lemon trees for Italian terra cotta urns that would adorn the […]
New laying Hen Flock arrives at Sleepy Cat Farm Our flock of laying hens was, for the most part, the original hens we purchased four years ago. Now over four years old, laying had dropped off significantly, but not appetites! We were able to find […]
Photo: Bottle Gourd Blossom Walking around the beautiful grounds of Sleepy Cat farm at sunrise is one of my favorite moments of the day. So many subtle things going on without worrying about accomplishing anything but enjoyment of the moment. The Gourd and Squash blossoms photographed […]