October 14, 2013
May I proudly introduce my first dahlia of my very own (all the other dahlias I’ve ever grown have been for people paying me to do so on their property.) These are from tubers I rescued from a compost pile at a clients house two years ago. I planted them last year, lost the buds to frost around this time, and dug them up again. I dried them out a bit and put them in a paper bag with some moss for about 6 months. I wasn’t expecting them to do anything at all.
But ah! What a beautiful flower, and lots more buds coming on too. If the weather stays as it has I’ll have more blooms in no time.
As with everything this year, I planted these very late – if it wasn’t for the frost holding off so long they’d be toast by now. (Like what happened last year.)
Looks like this October, I got lucky. What a delight!
October 1, 2013
Zinnias started from seed, self sown blue borage, coleus and salvia bought as babies and planted early summer.
September 7, 2013
They’re rotting on the vine
August 28, 2013
The Prize Winning Pumpkins were successful in sowing their seeds last fall – this guy showed up around the front steps this year.
July 8, 2013
Some awesome self seeded arugula. Tender and delish.
June 1, 2013
Beautiful perennial poppies from a gardening job in Cornwall!
May 22, 2013
Something crazy happened that made me really happy I’ve been slacking and haven’t planted a thing in my garden yet this year. HAIL! Everything was pretty much flattened up on our property. Luckily the planters still had their spring pansies in them (on their way out anyway) and my dad had all his veggie babies undercover. Phew! Could have been much worse. In the long run the moister will be a good thing.
May 18, 2013
This time last year I was getting seeds into the ground by now! Looks like I’m a little behind schedule…. As I slowly (ever so slowly) clean out my garden beds for spring planting I’m finding things from last year’s growings, which although virtually inedible at this point, still delight me. Spongy carrots. Arugula: Wintered under a window laid horizontally over the crop on blocks last fall.
Now flowering. Surprisingly not that bitter.
Parsnips! A funky surprise for me, although too fibrous to eat after living through the winter. I would if I was starving though! And I’m sure there must be something to do with the greens… Please comment if you know of anything!