Hi everybody Kennett Square Pennsylvania is the mushroom capital of the US. Although I am here for the International Water Garden Society Symposium, I decided to visit one the local mushroom farms. Take a look at these gorgeous and edible mushrooms.
Rolf, Emma and yours truly have been on a journey that will ultimately end at Longwood Gardens in Kenneth Square Pennsylvania. Longwood Gardens is one of the premier gardens in the US. I plan to share lots of pictures, in the meantime here are some images of our visit to the beach.
Yes I’m attending the International Waterlily Society meeting this August in Kennett Square Pennsylvania and I’ll be posting lots of pictures on the Nelson Facebook Page. I’m also excited because Kennett Square is the mushroom capital of the US and I can’t wait to sample all those exotic mushrooms.
It is pointless to keep your tomato plants growing through the summer. I tried it and it doesn’t work….old tomatoes are just….well old! I ripped out all my tomatoes this week, the tomato fruit still on the old vines was pretty gnarly looking! “Waste not, Want not….so I cut away all the bad parts and […]
Hi Everybody! Today I was thinking about creating a Red, White and Blue display of pottery. As I was working, I was thinking about the colors Blue and Red. Two particular shades of these two colors pair amazingly well with plants. One is “Provence” Blue a classic color in pottery found all over Southern France […]
I’m an “Army Brat” and I was born in Okinawa and spent some of my formative years living in countries in Southeast Asia. I have a real appreciation for America because as a child I witnessed some of the conditions that people in other countries are forced to live. One time my father took me […]
And I literally mean heap! The Nelson Family spent a week at the beach were the only plant we thought about was seaweed! But when I got back some of my plants were in desperate need of attention. So I gave them a good “heaping ” of compost and gave them a good soak. The […]
First of all, is it raining at Nelson’s? At this time of year, with our “pop up storms” we can be sunny while you are deluged! If it is raining at Nelson’s then we probably are not that busy and you get our UNDIVIDED ATTENTION! Unless we see lightning you can shop in the greenhouse […]
Green Water is caused by a nutrient overload in your pond. If your pond is green like the illustation below, it can be treated quickly with Flocculant Plus. Flocculants are commonly used in water treatment plants to settle out particulates. Flocculant Plus works the same way by causing algae to clump. The clumped algae either […]
but I want a truckload of compost for Mother’s Day. We have this one area that is perfect for growing vegetables and flowers…the soil just needs a little help. Hopefully one of my children will read this blog!