Toad's Permaculture

Monthly Archives: August 2020


For Your Eye Holes: Pretty Clouds

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New groundcover: Trailing Lantana

First, let me start by saying excellent name. When I tell people I am planting lantana they are always curious to what it does and why I am adding it because it sounds exotic and exciting. “I am going to…

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Zone 8a: Apples

Good morning, some things you should know before we hop into the list. Apple trees produce in three to five years, they prefer full sun, and require fellow trees to assist in pollination. 1) Anna Apple– this is a hybrid…

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Garden Update 2020: August 25

I think the picture above is broccoli or lettuce. Either way I am pleased to see that there are sproutlings. I see some clusters, but in my defense I planted quite a few in each spot because some of the…

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Zone 8a: Ten Odd Plants

So i went to the Almanac and starting looking into what will actually do well in my area. Yes, I would like some sort of mutated version of Permaculture, Agroforestry, and pretty things that attract bird and bees and things…

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Another new one: Sunshine Ligustrum

Sunshine ligustrum is pretty but useless. It enjoys full sunlight and there isn’t a lot of Information. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it is larger and in full bloom. I always buy in pairs.

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Why Marjoram?

Marjoram is cold sensitive. This herb has the potential to be perennial in warmer temperatures. This plant is a close relative to oregano and in some places they call it oregano all together. Another member of the mint family, Marjoram…

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Caution: Eye hole pleasing materials

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New addition: radio red salvia or autumn sage

Radio red salvia is pretty. I bought it because it has great red flowers. It likes full or partial shade which means it will do well near my baby fig (do do do do do do). It is also known…

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My Zone: 8a

Good day fair citizens. Doing research about my blue berries has led me to dig deeper and find out wow, blue berries need a lot of water and that I need to find out more about Zone 8. It is…

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Update: ornamental peppers

I am doing something wrong. I have non idea. I added some stuff to make them feel better but they are just not liking the time of transplant. I have asked around about it and they have told me “suspected”…

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A lady’s statues

I have been inspired by this ladies front yard. She has so many cool statues that I couldn’t help but ask if we could take pictures of them. Here they are…

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Garden update: August 20

My corn has been growing like crazy. It is still a struggle to keep my dogs away from my beans, but they aren’t really messing with my corn. We are working on getting a pen made for them since they…

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Storm clouds: August 16th

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New creeper: Asian Jasmine

Yes, when it comes to buying plants I do have a problem. I cannot fix the problem because I like the problem. It is not a problem for me. Asian Jasmine has many names but that is the one on…

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Have you seen this corn?

Now I am usually the first person to get excited about anything plant related. The thing is I am really excited right now. You see back in March my parental unit gifted me 10+ year old seeds. I planted different…

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Eye hole pleasers

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New plant: Primerose Jasmine

Primrose Jasmine is a lovely viney thing. It has zero uses according to Wikipedia other than looking pretty and smelling fragrant. I hate buying plants that don’t have uses but my eldest child’s middle name is Jasmine and she will…

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Why Lemon Balm?

We should first begin by saying: why not lemon balm? This plant smells delicious. I don’t know a single person who didn’t stick their face in my lemon balm after a small whiff. It smells like a sweet lemonade. I…

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My garden: August 12

This is our rogue zucchini. It grew out of our burn pile. Those seeds came from the remains of my zucchini bread. The fruit rarely ripens but that is because I purposely neglect this plant. My kids don’t want me…

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