27 January 2008

Artistic Gardens Seeds, Handy Gardening Tool - Sun and Moon Data

Photo: Anise Agastache
and Rose Campion in one of the front yard beds last spring/summer.



SAMPLE SEED PACKS

Artistic Gardens has a great seed offer - 50 sample size seed packs for $14
- that's 28-cents each. My order came to $17.50
Sample Herb Packet Special = $14.00 Seed Shipping = $3.50 = Total $17.50

Other seeds are similarly priced. Cutting celery - 35-cents for a sample pack and 65-cents for a full pack of seeds. I can't wait to see which 50 sample packs show up.


HANDY TOOL FOR GARDENERS
Compliments of the United States Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department, you can obtain the times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, transits of the Sun and Moon, and the beginning and end of civil twilight, along with information on the Moon's phase by specifying the date and location in one of the two forms (one form is for US locations the other is for foreign locations.


Click here to see Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day

I entered Muskogee OK and this is the information that came up.

The following information is provided for Muskogee, Muskogee County, OK
(longitude W95.4, latitude N35.8): Sunday 27 January 2008 Central Standard Time

SUN Begin civil twilight 6:58 a.m. , Sunrise 7:25 a.m. ,
Sun transit 12:34 p.m. , Sunset 5:43 p.m. , End civil twilight 6:10 p.m.

MOON Moonrise 10:16 p.m. on preceding day, Moon transit 4:14 a.m. , Moonset 10:04 a.m.
Moonrise 11:15 p.m. , Moonset 10:28 a.m. on following day
Phase of the Moon on 27 January: waning gibbous with 73% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Last quarter Moon on 29 January 2008 at 11:03 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Keep the link handy for spring, when you need to know the number of hours of daylight, when the sun is coming up, etc. This is a very handy gardening tool.

TODAY IN THE GARDEN
It was 65-degrees by the time I went outside this afternoon. I/we decided to move the canna lilies away from the south end of the house in order to make room for something new.
As the Bermuda grass came out of one fence row bed, a few cannas went in.
Even though we haven't had any rain, the ground is soft and fairly easy to work so Bermuda removal continued to progress.

1 comment:

Donica Ben said...

What did they wind up sending you? I just ordered this and I'm dying to know! :-)