Viewing Pippi21's Garden Diary: Must grow perennials for 2012
Monday, October 10, 2011
Fall has arrived
Today I planted the flat of pansies that we purchased at Good Earth yesterday.
These will give some color for the next few months. The bronze mums are so pretty. I want to make sure I take lots of cuttings next year.
Ordered some plant markers and Starter Pack #3 that consist of 3 in. nursery pots, also refill of 20 more of same size pots from Vesey's on 10/8/2011.
Making out my Crosman seed order form today.
It's a delightful day outside today. Supposed to rain on Thursday and Friday, so better take advantage of this warm weather.
We bought hardware cloth from White's hardware to attempt to make a wire bulb cage to protect the tulips and daffs from the squirrels and chipmunk. I was hoping we could get at lease one done today. Lloyd went to Giant and now he's napping before lunch.
Friday, June 24, 2011
My Wish list for 2012
1,Daisy May shasta daisy by Proven Winners. Grows up to 2 ft. tall
2.Arizona Apricot Blanket flower grow up to 12 in. tall
3.Irish Eyes Gloriosa Daisy or Prairie Sun Rudbeckia--both have green eyes
Swallowtail Seeds sells a lot of great selections of unique colors of portulacas
4.They also sell Silver Princess shasta daisy seeds 100 seeds for $1.49. That variety grows 12-15 in. tall and will bloom the first year if started early. Why not buy the seeds in the summer and plant them in the Fall so they will bloom in the Spring?
5. "Pardon Me" daylilies..or Happy Returns as they are rebloomers.
6. Grand Parade monarda plant . It grows medium height 16 in. tall. Beautiful color of lavender/purple. Bluestone Perennials sells this. See if I can't find locally; if not order it from Bluestone.
Sept.7, 2012..planted Prairie Sun rudbeckias in 4 in. nursery pots in the Spring and planted them on the side of the house in hydrangea bed. They have done well, and I am hoping that they reseed themselves but will plant some more either this Fall or again early next Spring since these bloomed the first year. That's the kind of plants I like to sow!