Seed starting is in full swing at my house. Seedlings of broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard and several different kinds of perennials are all growing. Tomato seeds will be planted this weekend, along with annuals – lots of annuals. If you haven’t started any seeds yet, there is still plenty of time. Go… Continue reading Seed Starting Tips
It won’t be long before seed starting begins at my house. Besides the joy of watching seedlings emerge and grow into full-size plants, starting plants from seeds gives me the chance to fill my gardens with more plants. Let’s face it…if you want a LOT of flowers and vegetables, it can get very expensive purchasing… Continue reading Getting Ready for Seed Starting
I don’t know about you, but I am sick of winter. I’ve studied seed catalogs and ordered seeds. I’ve edited my plant wish lists. I’ve grown amaryllis, cared for poinsettias and Christmas cactus, started forcing bulbs, and it won’t be long before seed starting begins. But I need spring! I need to be outside. I… Continue reading Spring can’t get here fast enough!
I was invited, along with a small group of other garden bloggers, to a luncheon with Rowen White before she presented the keynote lecture at the Chicago Botanic Garden as a part of their Super Seed Weekend. If you want to be inspired, read on. Rowen White is the director and founder of Sierra Seeds,… Continue reading Rowen White – A Gardener You Should Know
A day celebrated for trivia? Why not? It’s the perfect excuse to share some random facts about plants, hummingbirds and the benefits of gardening. Enjoy! Hummingbird Trivia Hummingbirds breathe up to 250 times each minute. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. The nests of hummingbirds are the size of a half dollar. Hummingbirds… Continue reading January 4 is National Trivia Day