Buds!

Tasmianian violet, jasmine, and stephanotis

I bought several tropical plants a few months ago. One of them is stephanotis, a plant which has fascinated me for years on account of its scent. But I had heard it could take years to bloom (ten years from seed). I decided to go ahead and get a […]

Out in the garden!

I ended up being able to use a raised bed after all (maybe two, actually, since one I cleared just to make it look a bit neater has not been used). I got a very late start this year, latest ever, so I went through my seed stashes and chose a crapload of oldish seeds […]

New plants & new garden

I think the best garden I ever had was in pots on a screened-in porch when I lived in South Florida. I had no access to a yard for growing, but I had a great selection of plants there–everything from henbane to calamus and more–and they were in really nice decorative clay pots of all […]