Potting up the cold stratified seeds

The time has come for all those seeds I cold stratified this winter to actually get their feet dirty. I’ve only had a few seeds so far that appear to have been DOA: melancholy thistle (Cirsium heterophyllum)–should I say I am melancholy about this failure?– Coreopsis tripteris (I think these were too old), and black […]

Getting in the rest of the garden: angelica, cucumbers, painted daisies, pyrethrum, valerian

I spent much of today getting in most of the rest of the garden. We’re supposed to get a high of 88F/31C This morning it was only 68F/20C, but the sun quickly became intense. What ever happened to the indifferent sun of my youth? Nowadays it feels like it is penetrating to bone. I still […]