February 6, 2007
A GREAT RESOURCE FOR BEGINNING AS WELL AS SEASONED GARDENERS
My backyard goldfish pond last June.( right ) In Asia a garden is not considered a garden unless it has water. Word of advice : In Chicago dig it at least three feet and even deeper if you can so that the fish can go to the bottom and not freeze. A floating de-icer also helps keep the pond from freezing over.
EARTH LAUGHS IN FLOWERS-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The link I consider of utmost value to the beginning as well as the seasoned gardener is the TV channel, The DIY Network ( link at left ) which has such interesting topics as : Planning a Garden, Complete Lawn care, Container gardens, Pruning basics, Winter gardens, Growing Good Tomatoes, Getting Started, Weekend Gardening, Landscaping and Curb Appeal, Diseases and Weeds, Seasons and zones, and so forth and so on.
And, if you click on GENERAL INFORMATION you'll get another huge selection of interesting and informative subjects. Some of you may already be subscribers to the DIY TV Network, available in Chicago on Dish Network at Ch. 111 ,(or you can check on the website to see if it's available in your area). All TV episodes can be printed, and there are videos on their website that you can play.
Who can ask for anything more ?