A Witch’s Garden Spring 2012

I’ve been gardening every year since the eighties, but this has got to be the best garden I’ve ever had. Everything is coming up so vigorously and lushly. These are generally perennials, plants that spend the winter below ground, holding themselves back until the days start getting longer. I’ve always done better with perennials than […]

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 […]

Satisfaction Starting Plants: yarrow, feverfew, nightshade, foxglove & more

I love growing plants from seed, especially when it’s successful.:) This year is working out pretty well along those lines. While it’s true that a number of seeds that needed cold stratification did not do well when transplanted into soil, others that I started directly in peat pellets or that needed warmth to germinate are […]