Eager and organized gardeners have been collecting seeds for months now, saving pods and capsules from bulbs, perennials, annuals and bulbs as they ripened, or letting them get mushy (tomatoes) or go to seed without deadheading (lupins, alliums) to collect seeds. Other gardeners (ie me) forget, can’t be bothered, procrastinate until it’s too late, or, […]
Bright pink and fluorescent orange are the non-complimentary colours in today’s vase of cut flowers.
White Cleome sits pretty in today’s vase of cut flowers.
A had a few early sunflowers this year, volunteers that sprouted in April and were in full bloom by the end of June. Only one of the seeds I actually planted in the garden even germinated, and it was nipped in the bud, so to speak, when it was only a few inches high, So […]
The very photogenic strawflower has a vase to itself this week.
Strawflowers add a lot of colour to the garden right until hard frost.
Gladiolas and Tithonia from the cutting garden, plus a few other flowers, in these two mid-summer vases.