About This WebsiteSlow Gardening Meets The Instant Age
head gardener, writer, and webmaster
A lifelong passion for plants, gardens, and nature had to find an outlet, so I made my gardens, and this site.
Ilona’s Garden Site
Plant profiles, design ideas and concepts, guidance for beginners, inspiration for experienced plant lovers, fill the site. Think of it as neighborly advice online.
This is where I bloom
This is my place, my classroom, sometimes my sanctuary. It is more than a yard, or just a landscape to me, but I try to make it a welcoming place for friends, family, even passersby. It welcomes birds,butterflies, and wildlife. It brings fragrance, beauty , and food into te lives of those who live here.
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Every seed packet gives information on germination times, but what is germination and what are its secrets? From a simple definition to methods of germination, let's take a quick look at this important part of a plants life. Define Germination From Websters: to cause...
Plant These Vegetables in the Cool Season Some of our favorite vegetables only grow well with cool temperatures. As soon as the weather heats up, they get bitter, go to seed, or melt out. Find out how to grow "salad days" crops. If you think about your favorite salad,...
First of all, what are "heirloom tomatoes"? Why are they a treat to your tastebuds? Without the long version of history, heirloom vegetables are varieties that stood the test of time, often handed down in families of farmers and gardeners. They might have been...
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