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Complete Your Decor With Artificial Plants and Trees

Posted by Johncon on September 8, 2011 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Plants and trees contribute greatly to the decor of any home, but a major problem is maintenance. However, you can prove that plants and artificial trees to decorate your home. Artificial plants are available these days for commercial or home decoration. Artificial plants can give a serene look in any room of the house like the real plants. Many people are changing real artificial plants for several reasons. These artificial plants and trees more realistic and people are often fooled by its resemblance to real ones. If you still can not decide whether to try then next time you go to malls or restaurants, do not forget to visit the plants and trees. You will be surprised to see that most of the plants and artificial trees are decorated. I try not to touch it.

 

With real plants, not many choices to make. You have to go ahead with the type of plants that are available on the market or in your area. There are also some plants and trees that grow in climates or places. You do not have to worry about this. Since these plants are not real, you can get any type of plant you want.

 

Know what your decorating style is before choosing artificial plants. There are a lot of collections. The great thing about artificial trees and plants is that you can think of any style. You can go for a modern, contemporary, Victorian or southwest with artificial plant varieties available. You can choose artificial indoor plants with modern and traditional boats and organize a variety of ways that you want in your home. You can select between different plants and design your room to your liking.

 

Today, artificial boxwood and silk trees design can also be found. Artificial silk flowers that are available today can be found in bold colors and can be rearranged at any time. They require low maintenance and innovative and creative designs, any decoration may seem impressive. They need water, cutting and not much maintenance or discolored leaves. Getting rid of dead plants, fallen leaves and debris scattered or dead branches. These artificial outdoor plants remain lush and green forever. They are made with durable UV varnish color. The only maintenance you have to do is dust from time to time.

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March Madness in the Garden

Posted by victorygardenfoundation on April 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

If you're a college basketball fan; you'll understand the title to this post. It's been really busy, fun and competitive effort to get our neighbors growing food. If you are not familiar with March Madness, join in and go with the flow! You've love it!


It's been awhile since I've blogged. I hope I've been able to catch you up on happenings in the local community here.Click here for the flavor.

We want to get you involved. Tell us what it will take to get you going. My blog gives you just a snippet of my experience in the garden. I just can't give you all of the flavor ... you have to be there :)


I hope that some of my observerations and personal involvement will inspire you. Soon, we'll kick off our 350 Victory Garden Challenge. Watch for it. We need you! Some day, I will not be able to participate personally in every project to get the food growing at home; and I'm looking for you to step up and be there for your community. We''ll get you going and support the effort. Just let us know.,


Remember, you are NOT expected to know anything about growing food at home. That's what we'll help you with. Right!?volunteers!


Get a bit of the flavor, from my viewpoint, on my personal blog of the winter/early spring Garden Work Parties. I'm hoping that some of our hosts and volunteers will chime in to tell how they felt about the event.


Until next time ... V!


Victory V Lee

Founder, The Victory Garden Foundation Inc

a community-based 501c3 organizaton

Seeds

Posted by victorygardenfoundation on October 6, 2009 at 10:08 PM Comments comments (3)

A member wrote:

"I would like to plant a cover crop this fall and i am looking for a source of seeds, free seeds if possible. Does anyone have any suggestions or sources? The Oakland Community Gardens of the Oakland Parks and Rec dept used to supply a bucket of Fava beans and another of mixed winter cover crop seeds,  but this connection seems to have dried up. Thanks for including phone nos and contact info if you have a lead on this."


My response:

Saving and sharing organic seeds is a great way to preserve the integrity of crops. There are many resources depending on your location. In Northern California that are quite a few resources for free seeds. At The Victory Patch, there's a topic about saving your seeds and also a list of resources for obtaining seeds in Northern California. The BASIL Project sounds like it would be a fit for your needs. Check them out and let me know your experience. There will be more information posted at The Victory Patch about organic seed resources for saving, sharing and purchasing. Here's a bit of information about the BASIL Project.


Basil

The Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) Project is part of a growing network of concerned farmers and community gardeners dedicated to conserving theremaining genetic diversity of our planet's seed stock. They havecreated a library of healthy vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that arebeing made available free to the public.


Good luck and let me know if this helps ...


Regards, V!

Summer is done? What's next?

Posted by victorygardenfoundation on August 20, 2009 at 9:39 PM Comments comments (0)

Our demonstration Victory Gardens beared their spring and summer harvest and new crop planted. We setup or encouraged a number of Victory Gardens and Victory Garden Networks to startup in many communities throughout Northern California and beyond ... And, they are harvesting and sharing their crops with others. Through our website and personal appearances; the benefits and joy of gardening spread and grew like the herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers in countless Victory Gardens.

 

This has been a successful first season for The Victory Garden Foundation. It's been a great spring and summer for planting in the Northern California. More specifically, it's been a good season in the North Oakland Berkeley area for fall and winter crop like collard greens, kale, swiss chard and more continuing to grow through the summer. And, we've connected with new friends in the community ... some gardeners and some just admirers of the gardens as they pass by on their daily journey to jogging and walking.

 

Just a couple of weeks ago, I harvested the celery seeds, borage flowers and seeds (and still growing), lettuce seed, fennel seeds and countless seeds from the greens (collards, mustards, kale). I look forward to sharing these seeds to our gardeners.

 

One of the garden's highlights was the large artichoke plants in the front garden growing over 5 feet tall and about 8 artichoke fruit on each stalk. These delicious artichoke took center stage at the neighborhoods Memorial Day Block Party. Grilled artichoke, yummy!

 

I suspect these plants are also photo stars somewhere as papparazzi have been seen taking photos of them! They're just such stars :) I'm looking forward to sharing the shooter plants with gardeners and of course the crop at next year's block party. Guess what! One of the plant's shooters has grown for a second debut with 3 artichokes growing. A second growth in the same season? Is that unheard of?

Although the pole beans are now taking center stage; I guess the artichoke just is not ready to retire yet until next season. So, there's plenty sharing going on here in the demonstration Victory Garden not only growing delicious, organic crops; but growing a community. Gardeners are sharing seeds, cucumbers, lemons, garlic, collard greens, tomatoes and more. Now, that's a Victory Garden!

 

This is all very encouraging and I invite you to start gardening ... grow your own food ... make new friends ... and enjoy the bounty that only a garden can give. Also, you are invited to become a member of the community of gardeners and lovers of home grown organic cuisine here at The Victory Garden Foundation's website.

 

Save the date! On September 7, a new look and new content website will be launched to promote Victory Gardens in your community. Now that the first year's primary growing season is coming to an end; we'll devote more time to helping you get started. We're also looking for gardeners to contribute to the content of the website; writing blogs, providing articles, antedocal comments, and your questions. Be sure to join the website as a member; there's no charge. As a member, you'll be able to blog, watch video, attend webinar classes, get gardening toolkits of information, and more.

 

As with any Victory Garden, our vision is to grow and share! Chat more soon.

 


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