Do you recycle? WE have a great new product that is made from tires. The pots are great looking and it keeps some of the tires out of the landfill. They start at an 8 inch small cone and go up to a 19 inch wide basin.They start at 10.00 dollars and go up. Any sun loving plant loves growing with the extra heat from the black tire.
Spring is in the air. The goldfinches are flying around the nursery in large flocks. Our peahens have laid about 12 eggs so far. The peacock has been lifting and showing off his full plumage everyday. Also the red golden pheasants are coming into their color. We have added several fancy chickens to the coop. Still too young to lay any eggs, but they are fun to watch. If you are a bird enthusiast now is a great time to visit.
I have some great veggies going if you have your garden ready. This year I have Bulls blood beets which are great. You can use the leaves in salads which are a bright red, and then you can eat the beets later in summer. My favorite cucumber, the lemon cucumber. Once you try this you will be hooked. Have you ever seen the 600 or more pound pumpkins? Now you can grow your own. I have several giant size pumpkin starts growing. I am going to plant a few of these myself and will let you know how big they are getting. IF you come down and mention this blog I will also plant up your topsy-turvy hanging tomato planter with a tomato plant. While supplies last. I will list a few other veggie starts I have going. Watermelon, radish, onions, beans, snap peas, round zucchini, long English cucumbers, tobacco, not a veggie but had to try it, corn peaches and cream variety, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, etc……..I think you get the idea. I am also going to do a hanging veggie basket. Happy gardening. IF you would like a response back from me you can email me at Ken@fallingwaterdesigns.com
Well I have now started my very own honey bee hive. I spent around 400.00 dollars and I am up and running. So far everything seems, is, going great. My bees are building comb like crazy. I am still feeding sugar water for this purpose. Today I went out to try to find the queen, but I could not see her. I know she is in there because she has laid eggs. I love when things work the way they should. I will keep updating you on the progress of the hive.
At Falling Water Gardens we sell both domestic and Japanese koi. This being said, we commonly get asked the question, “What’s the difference between Japanese and domestic koi?” On the surface the answer is easy. Japanese koi are grown in, and imported from Japan. Domestic koi are bred and grown here in the States. Genetically, there really is no difference between the two. They share the same DNA. However, it is thought that domestic koi are better acclimated to the viral, bacterial and parasitic environment found in the U.S.
In the marketplace, Japanese koi typically fetch a higher price. Of course shipping costs factor in to this, but let’s look at one basic fact. The Japanese have been breeding koi for hundreds of years. It’s safe to assume that they know what they’re doing. That’s not to say there are no quality breeders in the U.S. There are domestic breeders who charge every bit as much money as the Japanese, but as a general rule you’ll pay less for our domestic friends.
We’ve established that the two are basically the same, so why do Falling Water Garden’s Japanese koi appear more brilliant than their domestic counterparts? One factor may be that koi farmers in Japan tend to be more demanding and cull more of the young koi than is typical here, so that the yield per pond is much lower there. Their experience is difficult to deny.
Ultimately it doesn’t matter where your fish come from. The point is to enjoy them. Their country of origin cannot take away the fact that koi are beautiful and majestic creatures who have an extremely calming effect on us humans! So why not visit us at Falling Water Gardens and pick up a few new friends?