Late Harvest & Spring Plans

This Thanksgiving I spent some time cleaning seeds I grew this year: gold-leaf feverfew, jasmine tobacco, wild tobacco, variegated nicandra, purple morning glory, Ocean Dawn Japanese morning glory, and wild white petunia. Unfortunately, the white petunias didn’t make many flowers this year and so I have very few seeds and will have to try again […]

Nightshades in the garden today: black nightshade, wild tobacco, jasmine tobacco, peppers, and wild petunias

Datura outpacing black nightshade

After taking some time to think it over, I went out today and began uprooting black nightshade plants that had grown in places other than where I planted them. For one thing, I don’t want it taking over my entire yard. I have a lot of other herbs out there, […]

More plants in the ground & mower rant

I’ve now got jasmine tobacco (Nicotiana alata/affinis), three varieties of wild tobacco (Nicotiana rustica)–Mt. Pima, Isleta, and Domingo–and Nicandra (physalodes) Splash of Cream in the ground in my front yard. They are lining the driveway and make me feel good to look at them. I am anticipating summer, when their flowers of the tobacco plants […]