Walter's Gardening Guide
Walter's Gardening Guide will have links and articles about everything gardening. This web site
will have information and links for both the home gardener and the commercial grower. The articles will cover soil and plant
related topics. Gardening has been a popular past time for many years. Gardening can be defined as the art of growing plants.
A person who gardens is called a gardener.
There are many different type of gardens which can be defined by what is grown, where
it is grown, and how it is grown. What is grown can be the following types of gardens: Flower, vegetable, herb, cactus,
and ornamental. A flower garden can vary from location to location but it is characterized by being predominantly composed of
flowering plants such roses would itself be a subcategory of a flower garden. A vegetable garden is composed of such plants
as tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, and cabbage which are primarily grown to be eaten. A herb garden contains plants that lack
a permanent woody stem and often grown for either their taste or scent. A cactus garden is usually composed not only of cacti
but succulents too. An ornamental garden is mainly grown for how it looks.
Where it is grown is another way to describe
a garden. If is grown near a home, it is called a residential garden. If it is grown in a public area such as
a park, it is called a botanical garden or if by a zoo. a zoological garden.
The third way a garden is defined is how it
is grown. An indoor garden is a one that is grown predominantly inside an apartment, house, or other buildings. A
container garden is one in which the plants are grown in pots. A bonsai garden is one where the plants are kept very small
and usually in a pot.
I have garden in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Texas. The garden have
range from a tiny city garden with many of the plants being grown in containers to much larger country gardens.
I have B. S.
in Forestry from the University of Montana. My master's degree is in soil science from the University of Georgia. I worked
on a Ph.d in soil science at Rutgers University but did not complete my degree. Additionally, I worked at the New Jersey Soil
Testing Laboratory for 7 years. Additionally, I worked at the EPA doing research on soils. I have also taken classes in
Botany, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Weed Science, and Biochemistry. My resume
has more information my background.
My facebook page
has photos of the gardens and what is happening in the Longview, Texas garden.
The first article is about soil pH
and explains why this number is essential to gardening.Growing Cabbage
information on how to cultivate this leafy vegetable. The Cabbage Cultivars and Varieties Guide
has a list cabbages
to grow and what their characteristics are. The Plant Families (Vegetable and Grains)
list the common vegetable
and grain families with what plants are part of that group. The Plants for Shade
page has the common and scientific
names of plants who can tolerate and thrive in various levels of shade conditions. The common names to botanical names is where
you can look up the scientific name of a plant if you know its common name.
Garden Information Links
Fruit and Vegetable Information Links
and Bushes Information Links
The Mail Order Seeds
page listed where you purchase a wide array of seeds
online and is brand new and will be updated frequently. The Mail Order Fruit Trees
takes to sources for purcasing
the usual fruit plants and also the unusual fruit plants and also includes bushes, vines, and plants.