Demonstration Garden

Monday, June 7, 2010

2010 Summer of Love - Garden like it's 1967!

In the garden, every summer is a summer of love. Just take a look at how many plants we have here at the Garden Center that have some "Love Connection."
There are plants said to have aphrodisiac properties or that boost fertility, including:
• Tomatoes, which the French call "pomme d'amour" or love apples
• Basil - boosts fertility and general sense of well being
• Catnip (Nepeta sp.) - well the cats do love it
• Passionflower (Passiflora sp.) - the fruit is sinfully good
• Savory (Saturja sp.)
• Southernwood (Artemesia abrotanum)

And there are plants that have names related to love:
• Loveage (Lavisticum officianale)
• Love in a Mist (Nigella)
• Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranth)
• Bleeding Heart (Dicentra sp.)
• Love in a Puff Vine (Cardiospermum halicacbum)
• Bachelor's Buttons (Centaurea cyanus)
We have a table set up in the lath house with plants that fit the "love" theme. Look for the red hearts on the description signs. Take a few of these home and create your own Summer of Love.

This week, we have special pricing on peppers and tomatoes. Large containers are now $2.69, were $4.69. Small containers are now only 99 cents! At these prices, you can afford to try several varieties.  Please remember to bring boxes or bags to carry your plants home in. 

Also, the West Seattle Tool Library will be open here on Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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