Seed Swaps

Gardening Journals

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    15 Apr 2015
    Only a fraction of the number of hummingbirds we usually have arrived. I fear many of them were nesting in the Italian Stone Pine when it came down in the tornado last summer. We used to watch them dancing above it in the setting sun. Or, perha...

    Mexican Evening Primrose Blooming, Greenthread Blooming, Prairie Verbena Blooming, Indi...

    Partly Cloudy 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-427963?1428878908
    11 Apr 2015
    First sowings in 2015 kitchen garden: onion sets and peas.

    Overcast 6°C / 43°F
  • Photo-upload-428000?1428890006
    12 Apr 2015
    Beautiful Tiger Swallowtail visited the Creeping Phlox today.

    Creeping Phlox #6 and Storm Shelter garden

    Mostly Cloudy 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-424222?1425325593
    15 Apr 2015
    My pink Amaryllis 'Misty' is blooming again, and this year it is sending up 2 flower spikes instead of just one. Looks like it appreciates the fertilizer we gave it at the start of Spring. I also have a thornless blackberry in full flower. M...

    Gerbera daisy x2 (5 died) Blooming and Amaryllis 'Misty' Blooming

  • 16 Apr 2015
    Can somebody clue me in to the magic words to say to get peppers to start from seed? This is my first time trying and they've been cooking in there for anywhere from two to four weeks with no results. New seeds, too. Any advice?

    Sweet pepper 'Doux d'espagne' (?) , Sweet pepper 'Color mix' , Chili pepper 'Jalapeno' ...

    Clear 12°C / 54°F
  • Photo-upload-427934?1428861748
    11 Apr 2015
    The end of my first two weeks of having my own allotment - it was totally covered in grass but had one bed that had been partially dug over last year, which is the one I've been working on. Having dug over half the bed, I planted some gladioli ...

    Gladiolus 'Princess margaret rose' , Gladiolus 'Baccaret' , Gladiolus 'Mon Amour' , Gar...

    Sunny 18°C / 64°F
  • Photo-upload-428002?1428891379
    12 Apr 2015
    Some pretty clumps of SDBs this year. Pixie Princess Neutron Pumpin' Iron Cool Melodrama & Neutron What Again

    Mostly Cloudy 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-428025?1428898799
    13 Apr 2015
    I weeded, watered, and mulched the blueberry, blackberry, elephant ear, and front flower beds today. I ran out of pine straw after using up our stash of 11 bales, otherwise I would have mulched some more! Mulching hugely reduces the amount of we...

    Clematis (by blue fountain) Flowering, Rugosa rose 'Fru Dagmar Hastrup' Flowering, Chil...

    Overcast 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-428240?1429061124
    14 Apr 2015
    I've been cultivating this weed for some time, but it has just started to flower, so it was time to pull it up. It made Thistle's day!