Gardening Resources 1 - Reference Info, Documents, Books, Websites, Apps and more...
Below are a few cranberry recipes you may enjoy...this post is to pay homage to the Island's own cranberry bog, so we hope you will enjoy them and maybe visit 'the bog' to pick your own! Contact Annette at the barn via email@example.com if you want to go pick cranberries OR volunteer to help in the barn. Thanks to Carol Magee for the education and to Eric Peters of VOLF for sharing the two cranberry recipes pictured/noted below.
This is my favorite cranberry 'side' for Thanksgiving Day! Take a peek and I hope you enjoy! :-) Donna
Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce
If you want to follow John Forti, our speaker at the September 2023 meeting, find him on Facebook via this link!
To purchase John's book, which he referenced and sold at the September
meeting, (The Heirloom Gardener, Traditional Plants and Skills For The Modern World)
follow this link to purchase it via Amazon.
Christin Geall, writer, designer, photographer, and author facilitated a floral design program for our Club in May, 2023. Her program and demonstration explored 'Dutch Floral Still Life' and her approach to that style of floral design. Several of our 'veteran' MV Garden Club floral designers have said Christin's book, 'Cultivated : The Elements of Floral Style' is the most well done and comprehensive book on floral design that they have ever seen.
The book can be purchased locally at Morrice Florist or Bunch of Grapes or online via Barnes and Noble or Amazon .
A GREAT RESOURCE for purchasing bulbs, plants, etc, and support the MVGC via this year-round fundraiser!
Buy bulbs, plants, perennials, gardening books and tools...Your order via Brent and Becky's will earn the MV Garden Club 25% of your purchase! Visit www.bloominbucks.com, and select our Club's registered name (which is Martha's Vineyard Garden Club, Inc.) and begin your shopping. If you need delivery before heading south for the winter, you can call and request an earlier delivery or request an earlier delivery in the comments section.
HERB LOVERS! Here's a great resource for growing herbs from UCONN!
CLICK HERE to download it...
CLICK HERE for UMass Extension's March, 2023 Garden/Horticulture News...Clippings from the Garden - (thanks for the suggestion, Joan Cavazuti)
An EXTREMELY helpful guide to information on pruning specific trees and shrubs put out by Rutgers Cooperative Extension. CLICK HERE to access the document.
Some Wonderful 'Heirloom Garden' Reading suggested by Old House Gardens/Heirloom Bulbs: CLICK HERE for some of their favorite books about bulbs, heirloom flowers, and garden history.
Some tips from Robyn Athearn of Morning Glory Flowers after her presentation to the Club in November, 2022:
Annuals are plants that germinate, come into flower, set seed and die in one season or year.
Hardy Annuals are plants with the ability to withstand cold temperatures, thrive with minimal care and produce abundantly for weeks. They are often the first annuals to bloom in the spring. If planted in autumn and given time to develop healthy roots, they can explode into bloom as soon as early spring, at a time when you need flowers the most.
Biennials have a two-year life cycle. During the first year, they grow only the roots, stems and leaves. In the second year they come into flower, produce seeds and die. We grow these as hardy annuals in the fall.
True perennials don’t just reseed themselves or die off after a couple of years.
Short lived perennial are not really perennials :)
Robyn's Favorite Hardy Annuals: Queen Anne's Lace, Monarda, Strawflower, Snapdragons, Calendula, Rubeckia Tribola, Lisianthius, Dill, Poppies, Bachelor Buttons, Feverfew, Scabiosa, Orlaya, Soapwort, Cynoglossom, Stock, Yarrow, Statice, Bells of ireland, Agrostemma, Clarkia, Bupleurum, Nigella
Robyn's Favorite True Perennial: Roses, peonies, lilacs, yarrow, lupines, echinacea, irises, daffodils, hellebore, geum, hypericum, astillble, delphinium, japanese anemone, sea holly, echinops, rudbeckia tribola.
Websites Robyn recommends:
We were so lucky to have Jesse Ausubel speak to our Club in the Summer of 2022! If you missed it, click on the underlined info to see a beautiful booklet he created just for us...! Jesse Ausubel's 'Growing Cherries' Booklet he created for the MV Garden Club after his presentation to us in July!
Teri Culletto (aka @vineyardbaker) so generously shares her recipes via her website. For those who missed Teri's 2022 September presentation (and the totally yummy focaccia bread!) to the MV Garden Club, click here to get to the recipes page on her website.
'Picture This' is an awesome app for plant lovers and gardeners that help identify plants using your phone. Just snap a pic and plant matches will pop up with care and plant information. A useful tool and costs $39.99 yearly.
Recommended by Donna Arold
Don't know the name of an insect or a spider in your garden? Just point your phone's camera at an insect and let the learning begin!
'Picture Insect' is a great app for nature lovers and gardeners to help identify insects by using your phones camera. Just snap a pic and the insect matches will pop up with information that applies! A useful tool (especially when it may be a poisonous type!) Cost is $39.99 yearly. Recommended by Donna Arold
Like That Garden (an app for gardeners!)
If you notice a flower you have never seen before (or you forget its name), you can take a photo of it on your smartphone, and the LIKE THAT GARDEN app will give you the flower's name. It works!
Recommended by Angela Egerton
Birds & Blooms
Recommended by MaryAnn Dolezsar
Garden Gate Magazine
Recommended by MaryAnn Dolezsar
Free Botanical Prints
Recommended by Karen Huff
Fine Gardening Magazine
Recommended by Donna Arold
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