Friday PhotoEssay

This week’s Friday PhotoEssay is heavy on scenes from our garden at the Wichita Garden Show, since there isn’t a whole lot going on outside yet.


The cold frame that took hours to build! Many people were interested in it, but the work of building it is a major deterrent.

2009-garden-show-004The garden is built, but not yet planted! Yes, it is safe to use treated lumber to build raised beds, because the lumber is no longer treated with a compound containing arsenic.

2009-garden-show-024The cold frame was planted with gorgeous lettuces, spinach, and mesclun. It was making me hungry all week!

2009-garden-show-029Both the purple brussels sprout plants and the tomatoes in hanging baskets were popular with visitors to the garden throughout the show.

2009-garden-show-021The herb and edible flower garden is shown here in the foreground, and the light stand with seedlings and microgreens is in the back.

feb-16-demo-garden-0171Can you guess what this is? No? It’s a young radicchio plant that’s been growing all winter under a row cover here at the demonstration garden. Isn’t it gorgeous? This picture was taken on February 16th.

That’s all for this week! Check back next week to see what’s growing in the demo garden!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on March 13, 2009, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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