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Top 10 Performers in 2022: #1…ZINNIAS!
Today begins a series of posts about the flowers that I found most useful for bouquets during the 2022 growing season. They will appear in the order in which I felt they were most important, which is why I’m beginning … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cutting flowers, flower farm, Growing Kindness Project, Indiana gardening, zinnias 11 Comments
Six on Saturday: Aug 8
For this SOS in early August, six things outside the potager that are pleasing. When isolation began, I worried that since I couldn’t get out to buy plants for the planters that are on my deck and rails they would … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged deck planters, flowers, hibiscus, Indiana gardening, Six on Saturday, zinnias 10 Comments
Cutting Garden Update
Long-time readers may recall that the Cutting Garden was begun on a bull-dozed slope devoid of decent soil, after two dormant years in which even weeds failed to grow. The year the official CG began, the plants were basically those … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged asters, cosmos, cutting garden, feverfew, Indiana gardening, larkspur, salvia, yarrow, zinnias 5 Comments
Short report: “Cresto” Zinnias
This is the first year I’ve grown the “Cresto” zinnia series, and of course, the variety I chose was “Cresto Orange. ” The photo above shows the pom-pom center surrounded by a row of petals, the form the “Cresto” … Continue reading
Posted in flowers, Uncategorized Tagged color schemes, Cresto zinnias, cutting garden, growing from seed, Indiana gardening, zinnias 4 Comments
Usually by this seeding, I begin to wonder if there will be room for it all in the potager, gardens and borders; partly because the outdoor bench area and greenhouse are full, dozens of flats sit on un-planted raised beds, … Continue reading
Posted in Indoor Growing, Seeding, Uncategorized Tagged cabbage, Indiana gardening, indoor seeding, lettuce "Little Gem" broccoli, Potager, summer squash, zinnias 4 Comments
9th Seeding…No Fooling!
April Fools Day! Nothing foolish going on here at the potager however, just waiting for the weather to warm. At least there is bright sunshine and temperatures above freezing so the snow is beginning to slide off the Lady Cottage … Continue reading
Posted in dahlias, Seeding, Uncategorized Tagged dahlias, Indiana gardening, indoor seeding, Minnesota Midget melons, Potager, zinnias 3 Comments
First Seed Order!
As the 2018 growing season slides to an end here in central Indiana, (there’s SNOW forecast for tomorrow!) anticipation is already beginning for the 2019 garden! The first seed order was placed before Oct. 31 in order to qualify for … Continue reading
Posted in annuals, cutting garden, Uncategorized Tagged annual flowers, aster, cutting garden, emilia, marigolds, Potager, seeds, snapdragons, triploid marigolds, zinnias 13 Comments
Six on Saturday-Sept 1!
As much as I’d like to deny it, September is here. The leaves are already piling up along the sidewalk from the big cottonwoods along the driveway. It’s time to evaluate the performance of the annuals. In my gardens, they … Continue reading
Posted in annuals, Six on Saturday, Uncategorized Tagged annual flowers, celosia, cut flowers, heat-tolerant annuals, marigolds, Six on Saturday, zinnias 7 Comments