Fire Mountain Garden Exchange


Cactus and Succulents Soon to be Plowed! by Editor
February 8, 2009, 11:44 pm
Filed under: Cactus, Succulents

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As many of us know, Eternal Hills has had their plan for expansion approved by the City of Oceanside and a number of State and Federal agencies. If you have driven by the area lately you cannot have but noticed the orange fencing which outlines the expansion area and corrals the native habit to remain. It is our understanding that grubbing and stripping of the Phase 1 expansion will start within the next week or so. This will be the last chance for you to cut or dig up many species of cactus and succulents that will be plowed under. There is access at the end of Dunstan and Eldean as well as a hole in the fence at the gate near the Fire Mountain reservoir. It is private property, so proceed at your own risk.

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February 2009 Plantings by Editor
February 8, 2009, 11:37 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

We love the rain!
These are taken from the “Reliable Seeds” pamphlet of 1994 by Charles B. Ledgerwood.

This month he recommended the following vegetables: (capital letters indicate the most favored)
ASPARAGUS, beans, BEETS, BROCOLLI, BRUSSEL SPROUTS, CABBAGE, CARROTS,CHIVES, COLLARDS, KALE, KOHL RABI, LETTUCE, MUSTARD, ONIONS, PARSELY, PARSNIP, PEAS, POTATOES, RADISH, RUTABAGA, MARROW SQUASH, SWISS CHARD and TURNIP.

I can vouch for the beets, peas, radishes and lettuce, they love the rain too, there is nothing like fresh baby lettuce in a salad!

For the flowers, Mr. Ledgerwood recommends:
Acrolinum, Alyssum, Aquilegis, Armeria, Asparagus fern, Baasil, Bells, of Ireland, Calendula, Candytuft, Centauria, Clarkia, Cobea, Coreopsis, Cosmos, Cynoglosum, Dahlia, Daisies, Delphiniums,Dianthus, escholtzia, Foxglove, Didicus, Dusty Miller, Fountain Grass, Gaillardia, Gazania, Gloriosa Daisy, Geranium, Godetia, Gysophila, Hollyhock, Hunnemania, Impatiens, Larkspur, Linaria, Linum, Lobelia, Lupin, Myosotis, Nasturtium, Nemisia, Nemophila, Phlox, Petunia,, Platycodon, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Scabiosa, Statice, Schizanthus, Sweet Peas, Sweet William, Thumburgia, Torenia, Verbena, Viola, Vinca, Vendium, Virginia Stock, Wallflower and Wildflowers.

Flower descriptions and preferences can be found in Sunset’s “Western Gardens”.
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