And so it begins, 2015: Seed Starting

I started a whole flat of wolfsbane seeds this week. This is Aconitum anthora, a dwarf wolfsbane often known as “healing wolfsbane” because it is used medicinally (!) where it is native. You can see that the flowers are yellow, like regular wolfsbane, but the helmets are much fatter and stubby, not elongated. The plants […]

November: Starting seeds for the witch’s garden

Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus orientalis Blue Metallic Lady

Today I received a bunch of seeds I bought from a UK place I’ve mentioned before, Plant World. I’ve ordered from them a couple times in the past and have had varying success. I like their selection of variegated this and that, like variegated borage, which […]

More seeds I’ll be growing out this year

I ordered seeds for the shop the other day and took the opportunity to get some packets to grow out myself, things that are not really available wholesale or that I’d just like to have a look at. First, foxgloves. In the past I’ve tried growing Digitalis obscura and Digitalis parviflora, but I always bought […]