Archive: Feb 2015

  1. Plant Nerd Night 2015

    plant nerd night xiv logo 2Come out and join Black Gold for the 14th Annual Plant Nerd Night with Mike Darcy held on Friday, March 6, 2015.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm and presentations will begin at 7:00 pm.  The annual event will be held at Lake Bible Church, 4565 Carman Drive (corner of Kruse Way and Carman) in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  It is a free event and heralds the beginning of the spring gardening season.

    An anticipated 500-600 people are expected to attend.  Many  gardeners like to get there early, before the doors open, so they can stand in line with coffee and cookies while talking plants. Door prizes make the event even more fun and exciting for attendees.

    Six specialty nurseries will be giving presentations and selling plants.  Presenters select one wonderfully special plant that they sell in limited quantity. Information about these specialty plants will be posted on Mike Darcy’s KXL webpage the week prior to the event. We hope to see you there!

  2. Give your Garden the Edge with Resilience™ Enhanced Mixes!

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    Sun Gro Horticulture® is proud to introduce Sunshine® Advanced Resilience™ mixes enhanced with silicon.  Available in Sunshine® Advanced Mix #4, Sunshine® Advanced Ultra Coir, Sunshine® Advanced Rain Forest Blend,  and Sunshine® Advanced Super Hydro, Resilience™ is Sun Gro’s brand name for growing mixes enriched with beneficial silicon—a patented technology developed by the company’s own research horticulturists.

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  3. Growing Tomatoes from Seed to Harvest

    Tomatoes

    Nothing is more gratifying than a big tomato harvest in the summer season!

    The tomato is the most popular warm-season crop, but it can be surprisingly tricky to tend to full productive glory. Tomatoes require at least 6 hours of full sun per day, are fertilizer and water hogs, and produce fruit most vigorously when days are warm (between 78 and 92 degrees Fahrenheit) and nights moderately warm (at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit). Vining (indeterminate) types need caging or trellising, while bush (determinant) types may or may not need staking; both benefit from seasonal pruning. For temperate growers, late winter is the best time to plant homegrown tomato plants from seed for spring planting. Read the full article »

  4. Give your Garden the Edge with Resilience™ Enhanced Mixes!

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    Sun Gro Horticulture® is proud to introduce Black Gold® Resilience™ mixes enhanced with silicon.  Available in Black Gold All Purpose Potting Soil, Black Gold Moisture Supreme Container Mix, Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Soil, Black Gold Seedling Mix, and Black Gold Waterhold Cocoblend Potting Soil, Resilience™ is Sun Gro’s brand name for growing mixes enriched with beneficial silicon—a patented technology developed by the company’s own research horticulturists. Read the full article »