In my garden I have 4 Dianthus gratianapolitanus ‘Cheddar Pink’ on a mound with good drainage. An herbaceous perennial with deep pink flowers float over a lovely grayish green leaves, they form nice clumps of evergreen ground cover. These incredibly spicy clove scented flowers bloom in early summer. herbaceous – an annual or perennial… Continue reading Dianthus cuttings
2021 April 13 Planted March 4 Ratibida had about seven sprouts. Probably within the last couple days. cotlydon are yellow. Set out into soil. Geum no sign of sprouting. Many seeds were moldy. These are now in a container outdoors. Butterflyweed no sign of sprouting. Dalea P. 2/4 planted February 4th evidence of germination seen… Continue reading Propagating colorado native flower seed indoors and out
When I look about the garden I see a lot of finished projects for the first time in a long time. This year’s been very productive. Not only have I found a few plants that are beneficial to both birds and me, I have found a new sense of appreciation for maintenance, the test of… Continue reading Fall is near, it’s time to reflect on planting
Picea Abies – Norway Spruce (E,M,LC,F) 50 feet Tall x 25′ Spread, soft 1″ slightly curved needles. The needles turn a darker green / blue as they mature. They last up to 50 years and grow up to 1 foot per year. Vegetation Type: Evergreen (E) Moisture: Medium (M) Soil Type: Loams, and Clays (LC)… Continue reading Picea Abies – Arbor day norway spruce
With near daily watering the old morning glory seeds are producing nicely. Say hello to Miss O’Hara Ipomoea Nil ‘Scarlett O’Hara / Scarlet O’Hara’ Annual Vine with large heart shape emerald leaves. Deep hot pink flowers with white throats emerge mid-summer. Multiple stems grow vigorously
The hog fence trellis has sat empty for over a year. Setup as the gate to my side yard, it will be a flower filled welcome sign. The pandemic has forced me into my closets to look for the plants I want to grow this year. In a shoe box lies seed packets dating back… Continue reading I need morning glories, will seed from 2005 germinate?
Using both indoor an outdoor sowing methods a new prairie of warm season bunch grasses, and forbs. Indoor Methods Indoor Medium: Peat pots Indoor growing environment: Heat mat, 2 florescent lights on 12 hours. 1 plant light, 1 plain. Side oats grama propagation Indoor sowing results produced leaves within seven days when laid on top… Continue reading Seed germination for native prairie 2020
Planted cabbage and lettuce outside on 3/17. These will be a complete test but should help me busy in late spring! Indoors trying old seeds to see if any sprout, including beets and Roma tomatoes. Will pick up tomatoes from the person down the street if I can’t find any. In the patch that’s been… Continue reading Veges for 2020
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.