Who knew you could create your own hollyhock by planting a variety of cultivars. This deep fuscia is the combination of Alcea Rosea ‘nigra’ and ‘peaches and dreams’. I think I could sell the seeds of this beauty don’t you? The Nigra The peaches and dreams The new combo
These annuals find a nice sunny spot to wait out the winter cold. The reddish Coleus plant is a great one for propagating via cuttings. Behind it is a begonia I believe.
I chose a number of different sites around Grandma’s house for spreading gaillardia seed. I need to head back up to see if I see any seedlings. They’re supposed to get taproots that will help establish them for summer. Side yard and gallery Some ideas are they planned garden. 3 rows of sascaton grasses. In […]
3 peach blossoms on the tree I grew from seed.
How the seedlings are doing 3/16 So it’s been a few days. The Valentine grape and the Verona tomatoes are now coming up. The Valentine grape 9 of 12 seeds have propagated. For the Verona six seeds of 12 have germinated. 3/17 in just 24 hours all of the peppers have started to come up. […]
If you are new to gardening you might be a little intimidated when it comes to starting plants from seed. There’s no need to be afraid! Companies today offer products that make it very simple to do. Many vegetables we like to grow are from equatorial regions and cannot be started outdoors. They need longer […]
You can copy this seed sowing calendar for use any place in zone 5. The two main factors in ensuring a plant survives transplant into the garden are: Avoiding late frosts Sufficiently warm soil Average Last Frost: May 15 In Colorado they say you are safe to plant by Mother’s day. But you should always […]
What a lovely new hollyhock. Grown from seed a few years ago, this one is now happily blooming. It was supposed to be a peach color, called ‘Peaches and Dreams’. In fact it was the centerpiece of a new color scheme I had for the front garden. Peach and purple would make up the […]
A spring storm in Colorado covers an apple blossom in snow; hardening off indoor grown seedlings; and how to warm a mini-greenhouse at night.
Now is the time to plant lettuce, kale, and spinach for a late spring salad. I will be planting these in the sunniest of my raised beds. You can also put out some flowers tolerant of low temperatures down to 32 degrees. Seedlings can be planted now, but its suggested to install a […]