A few I'm trying ,, Still at the weed with food thing .
Boehemera Cylindrica false nettle
Aveens sativa Variegated ( suppose to be at he end as a fill pic )
Vernona Altissma (Ironweed
Goji (chinensis ( in a bottle
Aveena sativa green
I also have some trifoliate Orange , That been in a bottle for weeks , setting so their out of the bottle setting the sun in a cup and bowl , no germination so far ..
Any citrus seed advice ? any would be helpful .. Any of you with any experience at citrus ..
Their all giving me difficulty orange , lemon , several ..
Juhur, I've heard that with citrus, the fresher the seed, the better the germination rates. Just a guess here, but maybe you could try soaking the seeds next time? My ponderosa lemon is growing at a snails rate. I started it from seed in march or so, it's been outside living in a crock, but I think the sun may be too much for it. Still need to figure these citrus out myself :)
Evelyn asked, "Does anyone ever think what happens to our gardens, once we leave them? Either we move or we pass on...then what becomes of the gardens we work in for so long and hard."
That is such a sad thought, it really made me think. I spend so much time tending to these little green growing things, and it brings me so much joy to plant these tiny things, then later to see them flower or set fruit, it is truly amazing and I liken it to raising a baby.
Some of us are lucky enough to have loved ones to share our gardens with. I happen to be lucky enough to have a spouse who indulges my chatting incessantly about this weed and that flower, which seeds I am currently trading, etc. He knows I am passionate about gardening, and since he loves me, he is supportive of my passion. But if I passed, I don't think he would tend my gardens, aside from the occasional watering. Can't blame him, it's just something he wouldn't know where to even begin.
I am still young enough (I'm 33) where I haven't given a whole lot of thought, or put into motion a plan for when I die, but I think it would be nice to invite DG friends to take my plants when I do. Since I don't have anyone else in the household who shares this passion of gardening. Maybe have a designated friend who can be reached afterward to post on DG and invite local DGers or other interested gardeners to remove plants that would otherwise perish. Maybe leave a few low maintenance perennials and bulbs in a new "memorial garden" for family members to enjoy and bring memories of how much mom loved to garden. That would make me happy :))
Well I'm not sleeping real well so I went over was watching you tube ,
Well I remember scarifying the citrus seeds as a teen , today the video are showing peel the coat off the seeds ,, for lemon , orange , etc ,,
So ,, having to run out and do every thing I see on TV lol ? ,, now computer video ,, I decide to "try this at home" he , he , I did 5 seeds that way , peeled them , put them in a towel . in a baggie ,, in two weeks we will see and hear what happens ,,
Shorty_ CA , You can do that where you are , I grew orange trees as a teenager , all those many years ago ,, little small oranges on those pot plant trees .. But they grew ..
I am retrying Ponderosa Lemon and Trifoliate orange (hardy here the orange)
There are some Meyer Lemon seeds around here somewhere ,, next time I come across them , I will try them also .
One of the Ponderosa Lemon started a root as soon as I put it in the Bag ,, boom , just like Mr Wizard zapped it for me ,,, I like that ,,, lol
Yes, Becky, I will be moving from the gardens that I created 25 years ago, and more recently as well. I am washing and throwing out nursery pots that are cracked or damaged. I don't know how many I can take with me, but I will dig up most of my shady garden and some plants in the sunny ones...after I find out where I am going to live. Some plants will not be hardy enough, but most of them I think will do fine.
Hopefully we find the house before we sell ours, so I will know what to keep. I am in my 70's but still have to dig in the dirt. Hopefully I will have room to do some growing from seed, the reason for all the different size pots.
Wow 25 years! I bet it will be a task, but hopefully you'll have help, and like you said, maybe you'll find a place before yours sells and you can do some transplanting. Wish I lived closer, I'd help you out. Who knows, maybe the new homeowners will be inspired by your garden when they move in, and you'll have inadvertently paid it forward with some of your plants you decide to leave behind. Good luck and keep us posted!
Evelyn...just remember when and if you move what you have t leave behind many of us are willing to share...Hand waving!!!!!!!!
And pam...reference from earlier post about the Verbascum phoenicium... seed pods are ripening now and I willl ship seed to you, (remind me you want it...and if I gooof reremind me) (lol) I will make sure to include enough you can just throw them in the garden and let them start on their own...when up you can move them to their spot when young... this is the frist year that the deer have tatsed them...tops only. Grrrrrrr... but they left the seed pods, guess they wern't colorful enough for them to eat... Speaking of those darn things, that town that was discussing thinning the heard, on the news tonight they said there are about 250 in a 1 square mile area. Told you it's a small town... but I didn't realize there were 250... Told you there were a bunch Way toooooooo many. Fingers are crossed they pass it and allow them to begin the thinning process. I'm only about 3 miles from town as the crow flies, but if they take the hiway they are about 5 miles from me...(lol, they never do take the hiway route) And darn...had a single doe in the yard the other day...looked like it ran into something as it's chest was ripped open and bleeding... Darn I hate to see them like that but ... nothing I could do.. She wandered off and I haven't seen her since. And then my neighbor told me another doe in the neighborhood had had twins... Dilema...ya...
No, if you got the seed from me I've only had V phoenicium...and if you only get white let me know... I just added V. Southern Charn and one is beginning blooming now...(thanks Evelyn!!!!! I made a nice sized patch of them and saved many to make another..they are doing beautifully, I was worried about the tap root but not a problem)
Gosh don't ya just love those Dianthus...soo pretty and smells sooo good. Remember to cut a few stems for the house so you'll continue to develop more stems and blooms thru the summer!!! I have a young plant of the red beginning to bloom now and will collect some of the seed too...
The roses in the feild are blooming now and the fragrance is soooo wonderful..my Valariana is not quite finished yet...and both combined make it absolute heaven...
Overnight deer came in an d chommped off the foliage on two new Rose climbers that were potted and waiting to get into the garden. (Golden Showers). Guess when they fill out again they will have more stems...and they decided to also try a few stems of the Valariana... Geeze told you they were pests..
Every time I read this '
My Deer , Deer Whom
I couldn't resist
That delightful bloom
My Deer , Deer Whom .
It was there , for me see
Within my room
So I ate that bloom .
Now I want more
My Deer , Deer Whom ...
Pretty plant Pfg , WWk ,, You all always do have ,,
Hyperion Daylily #1 and a Hyperion that grew and blooms as a Star ..#2
Yup, sure do Pam...most of mine get 18-24" ish., and the older the plant is it will begin to make a candleabra type effect.. when it gets done blooming cut it back but don't necessarily take the whole flowering stem and you'll get some branching and rebloom... Tho they are pretty much done by midsummer. That's why I was so pleased with the Southern Charm...hope I get blooms a bit further into the season and love that's it's taller than what I have now.
Yum Hyperion, smells yummy but my fav is still Hemerocalis flava (Lemon Lily) . sniff, snff, yummmmmmm! LOL. My daylilies are just beginning to bloom, will have to find my Hyperion and give it a sniff..
Wow, a garden without deer...what a nice thought! I saw some of the homes' gardens. I did not see any tall fences either. (Oh, I DO hope!)
As far as plants are concerned...I will dig all the plants up that are not the ones that belong in the permanent landscape, such as rosemary, santolina, broom, euphorbia, lavender...etc. Not sure on some, but for sure I will be taking all the shady garden plants for the new garden that I created recently. More recently is the hot bed and I do not know about all those. I might just dig all those up, too. It will depend on what we find.
I cannot afford to buy all new plants, and start from scratch. Nor do I want someone else's completed gardens, especially if there is no room for my own plants. I did see a lovely garden(s), which looked like it was created by a landscape architect. Not sure if I want to be that formal. I have been gardening in the country too long. I think these problems will iron themselves out when we visit in person.
This could be off topic as far as conversation , thought this might be fun for some ,,I don't live in the wild of semi suburbia Sooo no Deer around me ,,,
Here's some lemon seeds ,
The ones that turned brown a few days after the coat of the seed was peeled off .. Are germinating
Others that did not turn brown , dissolved away .
Only one of my trifoliate orange seeds turned brown to Hardcoat after peeling the seed coat .
These are the lemon seed . five days after peeling ,,
How about that , pictures too ! lol :
I re posted this on the germination forum also
About the Video Turtles ? It shows you where to start peeling the seed . There are a couple better videos .
Peel the seed with your fingers , A couple for practice will teach you what you need to know ,
Mine that germinated , were Deno method , room temperature in Bright light ,, not Direct Sun .
Any of the videos show you how to start peeling the seed though , Don't cut seeds with a knife ,Unless you have surgical skills and can see Telescopic !!! lol ?
Goji berry? Oh wow how did that one not cross my mind before?
Nice blooms :)) The echinacea here do great for me during spring, then grasshoppers feast on them all summer, apparently they invited mr bunny over for a taste too! But they do bloom heavily again in the fall so I'm not completely robbed of their company :)
I will put the Goji seedling under glass this winter , I'm trying to motivate myself to drill a hole with the digging tool , For that long tap root , I'm going to try to grow it on one of my weed willow trees ,, and see what happens .. lol
One of those plants that is suppose to be better if a couple seasons old when planted , I had a good one going , but the cover got knocked off this spring while it was still cold , it could not take the light freezes .
My Lemon tree has a couple tiny tiny feeder leaves , oranges never sprouted ..
SW) Thanks for that about the flower , only one stalk of that plant ever does that , but it is in the Gene pool somewhere ..
Only plants that are entirely resistant to Grasshoppers and what not here , are Thistle , Fleabane and Asters Wild ,, All common weeds here .. Bees love them , so a few I let grow ..
After look at Goji Berries a while , lmk me I still have a few seeds of both Chinensis and Babarum ,, Barbarum I have yet to sprout , 3 chinensis , two rather small , tiny in fact , Plants aren't in any hurry this year . lol?
Does anyone have experience germinating Kalanchoe seeds? I received a few fresh seeds and have planted them in potting mix. I did not cover them.
I really want them to germinate. I did a quick google search but did not find much information.
All of the oranges I buy are seedless. I'm doing research to find out if there are jumbo oranges that produce seeds. They aren't marked seedless in any of the grocery stores here and I was surprised that are all seedless.
Shorty even my book on Succulent Propagation has little specifics on this genus.It says:
seeds are dustlike. Cross-pollination necessary for seeds to set. No pretreatnment necessary. They say the exact potting mix not real important, but do have good drainage. You can mix some 12-month slow-release fertilizer in, at half the recommended rate. But it IS important to top the mix with some coarse washed river sand, (or you can buy aquarium sand). Then sprinkle the seeds on top of the sand, and very gently water them in. It is not clear if this genus likes a plastic cover or not. Some succulent babies like some shade cloth. Kalanchoe is in the group they recommend starting seeds "at the beginning of the warmest months". Sounds like you should try now!
The funniest thing... Several of the Lupines I started last winter indoors are blooming their heads off! The pink are The Chatelaine, and the reds were a birthday present from WWK. The first one started in June. They show no signs of stopping, just keep putting out more and more flowering stalks. I hope they don't bloom themselves to death!
All some really pretty flowers ..Awesome in fact ! ,
My lupines done awhile ago with blooming , cooler weather , they did bloom twice though ,
Sunflowers might or might not bloom for me , Only one looks like it should .. Lots of pretty blooms about though ,,
Mostly this time of year here , Daylily , Echinacea , and Black eyed Susan ,
Pam...should be very glad I got those seeds to ya.. the people that moved in the house that I had gotten them from ripped them alllllll out... How sad! It's such a wonderful color of (blue)red...
Robin, what type of Hibiscus, ht, P or A? interesting...
All the pix are great, here's a few from this season
1 the tall white cloud is Gypsophilla paniculata
2 New ly planted area in the back, got another section done the other day and need to get pix (20 various Peonies and 8 Lilium Black Out, yet to plant 8 white asiatics)
3 Thanks Pam, my new pink Allium, just love 'em... (still have 3 waiting to be placed in the border yet (tho planted in the excess garden (seedlings and those things waiting for just the right spot))
4 Got my dwarf elf at garage sale, next to my Sedum
5 Daucus carota Rubra, (my rare red Queen Anne's Lace, 24-36", Reseeds; sure am glad I found this seed as it was packed away...tho old still spouted just great..)
Good to hear Shorty_CA Seed success is a Delight isn't it ? !!!
Pfg Good going with the Lupines Too ...
Kathy I lost my pic of the Ammi with Red Foliage , I wish info would quit disappearing like that ,I really do ,, Very Hardy plant ..
Only success here in a couple weeks . A lemon Tree .
We were talking about augers on another thread just after that lillium above was posted here ,
I need to keep better track of what post goes where , Scattered typist here ,lol
Friends , this here , Is what I say is One Tiny Tree !
Kathy, Hibiscus cannabinus 'Amethyst' is supposed to be z6 -10; however, I'll let you know how it winters in zone 6...if I remember. I'll be collecting seeds from this baby, so I'll be able to share with my DG friends.
Your new garden looks like fun, can't wait to see more pics later. I'm going to have to get some Alliums too, I really like them...and the rare red Ammi also. Probably next year.
Pam, did you put some special sauce on those long bloomin' Lupines?
Juhur, did you plant any seeds for Japanese or Siberian Iris? Hmm, or maybe grasses (ornamental type), sisirynchium, garlic, allium, crocosmia, Lilium, Daylilies... How tall are the leaves? Am trying to think of all the plants with narrow leaves...
Becky am hoping it looks even better next year, but thankyou. I'm still adding plants and would like to fill most of it by fall. Wanna finish if I can before the snows... But am mentally working on the next section between those shown above and the new peonies. About 30 ft X 20ft ish. Got plants, just wanna figure out more mass planting of those things that I can and then the odd ball one of this two of that, etc.. Ya, my driveway looks like a nursery...lol. And I've been adding plants that were traded for too...
At the moment it (the grass) is barely a ft tall . Yes , blue eyed grass , kniphofia , any of a half dozen flax or Liatris . it could also be ,
Resembles a small lemon grass plant, and it is lighter , different than the "weeds" here , could be a new native though , different ones show up all the time , difference from not using weed killers all the time , ( well I will likely have to find out for sure if it is perennial
and see it bloom next season ,
It's different light color , very cooling effect ,, I guess it will go into a big pot , then in the ground around the garden this winter ,pot and all .
Eventually I will know what it is ..
There is a small rue, Sasafrass , or such in there also .
Kathy) When I saw the pic's above , My first wit was Ah Ha ! The Watermelon patch , Becomes a flower bed , lol All that sand ,, Looking really good there , Lots of plants seem to like the sand . Must be the mineral thing ,,lol
With the heat here, I have lost all my lupines except a few bush ("tree") lupines and most of those as well. This has been the hottest summer here that I can remember. I hope to move this year or next. Also gone are the delphiniums and a few, but not all of the monkshood. I should have been growing cactus and succulents!
HI Mipii Robin That is the critters name , only not officially ,, only my name for my creation ..
I made it from cell pressing ,, Seeds from last years were a no show , no grow ,, so sterile it might be ..
other plant critters
the lemon tree
Very very nice Ju...great job! Is the 'Electric Orange' really that bright orange in real life? Did you develop the red one too?
Thanks for sharing your seedling booty...congrats! How long did the Date Palm take to germinate? What's your germinating medium? Hey, if I'm wandering into protective territory, just ignore me (I might go away...nah, not likely). Oh well ,"c'est la vie" says the old folk.
Yes that big orange -red bloom is bright , last year I fed it almost perfect , and it had that huge orange bloom , that even seemed to glow in the dark ,,
Could of named it dinner "plate ditch lily" lol not that large , lasts years largest was real close though ..
Palm seeds , sand and kitty litter the germination medium , laying on top in my sprouter , nice and humid
oui Madam - France' Bon Ami ? lol How about ,, yes ma;am , I can read and understand a little french , can't speak it though , can't really type it either ,,
Or how about ,, yeah ma ' you one of them there foreigners ,, lol
Kathy you are so lucky you can plant this time of year.. if I were to plant anything without some sort of sun protection rigged up, they would surely croak. It's been 100+ steadily but this week we're expecting a "cold front" so only high 80's for a few days. Woohoo maybe I will actually get to play a little.
Juhur how did your ponderosa lemon do? Mine got eaten by grasshoppers down to a tiny nub.. Story of my garden this year. So many plants have been chopped down by them.. :(
Kitty litter huh? I'm too chicken to start my date palms from Mipii.. Why the kitty litter? Is there a certain brand that has the characteristics you're looking for? Really interested since I think I read it's a finicky one to germ and recommend agar? I think. Lol
And what is cell pressing? Aaagh so much to learn!
47 degrees here and my little lemon is in the house , with the spider plants and several others ,,
Basic description of home boy cell pressing ,, one version , roots chopped like hash potatoes , examined under a microscope for matching lines or vein , sealed together ,, coated in agar substance , ( years ago that was play as (goo) or (slime ) did it that way as a child ,,
Even used clear dippity doo hair gel ,, lol
I like playing or use to when I was there (per say ...
All natural kitty litter , is sterile full of mineral , that and a very light mixture of peroxide water
Not much bothers the seeds ,, good little sprouter containers those take out baked chicken container from the grocery ,, ( yes I play cheap with recycle materials) , otherwise known as garbage scowling ,, lol
Here's those sprouters again , a tiny little lemon tree honestly I do not know if this is ponderosa or meyer lemon , I took the last of them and had them together only one is still alive other seeds molded away ,) pooper , but one is one and I do not really have room for anymore than that .. indoor here ...
Wow temps in the 60's here and rain due this afternoon, yeah!! But usually I hide during the hotter temps, or plant early in the day... this year I'm trying to keep an eye on those recently planted things and am watering them more.. but the front garden looks like a mess!!!! It desperately needs weeding and deadheading spent flowers if I want any further blooms this season. Last week we had the heat, this week it's cloudy cool and rainy...(which is my favorite), 'spose to get almost 2" here where I am today thru tomorrow.
Sweet, I'll be looking for that type of kitty litter while I'm out Friday. I also save all my disposable containers for germinating.. My hubs camaro was full of milk jugs and 2 liters this winter while I stockpiled for wintersowing, he didn't like it much but car didn't run so it was fair game in my book lol!!
Lemon looks good, mine did too until it became bug food like so many of my other plants this year. But I did find a pot with 5 individual Meyer lemon trees in it on clearance for 12 bucks at walmart last week, so I'm not too sad anymore :)
Shorty, I usually soak yucca seeds (never tried y. baccata) overnight, then sow lightly covered with soil. They're easy peasy if you soak them first.
That is about as effective as anything I have used in a couple seasons , (kitty litter )
I am about to try some more for fall planting , Feverfew and mountain mint a few others I have lots of already ,
Picked some more seeds today Stella d oro seeds , a few not so interesting to most anymore .
Fleabane and feverfew bloom all season . that's neat for the Bees this year ..
I am cleaning around my thickets to mulch and reset , only giant tall plants seem to want to grow for me ,, I'm glad they do though ,,
More yarrow to try , and I really need to quit misplacing seeds I intend to grow ..lol it's a thing I guess ,
Foxglove did not bloom this year
I still have some Salix interior seedlings that are tiny in one sprouter , I have some bamboo grass seeds I was to try also ..
I want to I want to I want to ,, list is endless , lol I have to put a limit on myself , really I should , but , but , but ...????
Hi Kathy Well the Daucus carota here is perennial .
by the bloom pattern I would guess I have three types , all vigorous ,
Most run from roots ,
These may have been no show seeds that came up in the feverfew , I have seen the plants do this , looking for the " gene " idea
As before , i was watching a full size red leaf complete called Ammi in an add from Europe ,,
Their available there , not here in the U.S.
I have a feeling it is because they are genetically Dye Coated ,, "do not reproduce true from seed ,,
I am learning about Dye Coating , or re-learning doing so from times past .. . (more Accurate ) Close but I have some guesses to make ,
Almost any plant can be made in a red leaf form , from what I understand ..
oh ? any ides on how to do Red Dye from Hopi Amaranth , I understand so far red dye#2 from Amaranth can be used in dye coating seeds ,, lol I have that too
The reason I was wondering when the pix was taken, is sometimes when the cool weather is still about, leaves will change to a red shade around the edges. Hm... keep an eye on it and let me know what happens, just curious.. How tall? My Rubras are acting more like an annual, and 30-36" but narrow, not sure if they ever get any wider than 12-18"...
In one of those pics , in the background you can see a larger leaf that is really red , not just the edges . my pic taking leaves some to be wanted lately There's no poison , harsh or different conditions where the plant is located ..
Yes it had for two weeks been cooler here , Past few days upper 80's easily making 90 in the sun .
I cut those back earlier this year , and their about a good two feet tall or a little more than that . Slightly over knee tal
I had a red leaf yarrow going that a grasshopper ate ,
We can't have the plant here anymore because it has invasive status , that really erks me ,, I can't have a colorful weed that is already here anyway ,, ? grrrr
So home boy brewing it is
Red Leaved plant are often done and happen when the organic cell dye gets into the seed cell , The seedling than reproduces the coloration cell from germination ..
Each individual plant then changes at seed time and they do not reproduce true seed .
It took four or five hundred plants to get that little red leaf on yarrow that a grasshopper got to ,,
Usually it takes me as many as three tray attempts of hundreds of seeds , to get a plant I want to keep that way , I do not know how to do variegated ,, But am onto something interesting anyway ,,lol
And yes , I have seen a lot of plants start to turn red from harsh lot or roadside conditions for those of you slickers lurking ,, Going what is with , we see red plants popping up out of concrete all the time ! lol
Hey Kathy , that is a lot of typing wind , just for (I have not seen any with red leaves before )
Strange , I almost get fixated anymore , from info playing with me ! ridiculous isn't it ??? lol
SWPD)Becky if you find anything interesting ? about plant or organic dye let me know ,,
Mipii Robin I am still trying to find out about the plant dye , Amaranth Red Dye #2 is illegal ,
and fluorescent organic cell dye is mostly for spectral infrared , (does not show visual to as a color )
So red Dye plant sunbaked in a solar type clear bottle in manure or compost natural salts and minerals , (home boy brew ) ( insane alchemy )
only icky ooky , gucky , mucky ,, ewwww ,, like ,, really
I actually fell asleep reading up about it last night! I couldn't find anything referencing dye-coating of seeds aside from the "crop protection" angle. Supposedly the dyes can be used to color code seeds that have been treated with fungicide, herbicide or insecticide. All boring, and I couldn't explain it any better than that. Lol
Anyway, couldn't find any of the fun stuff you mentioned! I like the idea of being able to change the pigment of a plant with application of a dye. Reminds me of the blue dye injected orchids that you see at the grocery store but cooler :)
It is not all complicated though , even food dye , if it could permeate the seed nucleus , the seed then produces that color as part of the growth process ,,
Dna -Rna that stuff ... I do not really understand it either though , The part about how ever many trays to get one ... says so , lol
They can see the fluorescent with a fluoroscope ,, the eye cannot see the color change that way though
CLScott) So far this is , started with sphagnum moss ,
Generally acidic ph mix ,
Red Amaranth dessicated
that is it
That by accident really is how I got the red leaf Yarrow (compost thing) , grasshopper destroyed it , Seeds are my own though ,,
if the plant had been a little larger it would of lived , I will try again .
Years ago , using an acidic plant hormone , I got a pink leaved orange tree , of 400 seeds . About that ,, I wish I could remember what the hormone was ,,
One out of three to six hundred seedlings that stay that way is all I get so far , not a success .
I am missing one or two , have a few more to try ,
I have been thinking about Rna and Dna as possible add in
possibly nucleic acid ,
The way I play , I am not a professional at plants .
Trying for possibly something that will soak in to seed start) using nitrogen , without destroying the chemical (natural) element structure (cell , dye, etc)
Well in that case, you could use the Hopi red dye amaranth (liquid form of course) as a soak and hope it permeates through to the nucleus. Imagine the colors you could produce.. I'd love to see pics of the results if there are any to be found.
As soon as I get my seeds together I have some yarrow to try , A few pots are not as likely to yield results ,
So far, that Daucas above is it as far as pics ,
I did have the yarrow on a forum last season ,
As said I play , I enjoy it , (you all have the years of experience , to know , it takes , time , sometimes it works , sometimes not,
This comes from things I gave up at , but never really did give up ,,
I am happy to read though , about those of you that found that interesting .
I don't always say what I find interesting around the threads ,only a lot of you talk about things around here reminded me about some of this .
not very large tiny just germinated ,, Bamboo carea fargesia ..
pic just above center, center left , and lower left corner ,, root , tiny showing ,, Hope , hope hope ,,
mlmlakestevens , only keeping it light , a little fun ,,
Bamboo from seed? Might have to try that sometime. Shoot I didn't even know bamboo produced seed! Lol
Finally got a chance to sow some of my most coveted seeds from various trades. I'd been waiting til the veggie garden let up a little, and freed up some time to baby these guys. I did one cell each of forty different varieties. Multiple seeds in each cell so I'll be separating and potting up some extras for our local roundup this fall. Here's what I started:
Achillea millefolium; Yarrow 'Rose'
Aloe maculata; Soap aloe
Amelanchier alnifolia; Saskatoon serviceberry
Angelica gigas; Korean angelica
Aruncus aesthusifolius; Korean goats beard
Asclepias curassavica; Mexican milkweed 'Silky deep red'
Asclepias incarnata; Swamp milkweed
Asclepias syriaca; common milkweed
Astilbe; False spirea (pink)
Baptisia australis; False indigo
Brugmansia; Angels trumpet 'Moonlight'
Brugmansia; Angels trumpet 'Painted lady'
Caesalpinia pulcherrima; Pride of Barbados (orange)
Caesalpinia pulcherrima; Pride of Barbados 'Phoenix' (yellow)
Calia secundiflora; Texas mountain laurel
Canna x generalis; 'Black knight'
Canna musifolia; Banana canna
Clematis, small flowered 'Rooguchi'
Clerodendrum trichotomium; Peanut butter shrub
Echinops ritro; Globe thistle
Echium wildpretti; Tower of jewels
Erythrina herbacea; Coral bean
Hesperaloe parviflora; False yucca, yellow flowered
Leucanthemum x superbum; Shasta daisy 'Victorian secret'
Lonicera periclymenum; Honeysuckle 'Serotina'
Melampodium leucanthemum; Blackfoot daisy
Millettia reticulata; Evergreen wisteria
Mimosa tree (NO ID)
Parkinsonia aculeata; Palo Verde
Phoenix dactylifera; Date palm 'Medjool'
Plumeria (NO ID pink)
Poncirus trifoliata; Trifoliate orange 'Flying Dragon'
Punica granatum; Pomegranate
Puya alpestris; Sapphire tower
Rhododendron Cumberlandense; Cumberland azalea
Rubus leucodermis; Blackcap raspberry
Rudbeckia maxima; Cabbage leaf coneflower
Senna alata; Candle bush
Thanks Evelyn! Having a lot of fun playing in the - um - starting mix ;)
Trust I have major zone envy of everyone right now. Ground is dry as dust here, and grass is crisp beneath my feet. A few neighbors wells are running dry and I'm in stage 2 drought so not allowed to use city water for outdoor irrigation. It sucks. Royally. I plan on keeping these guys indoors this winter and praying for an end to this drought next spring when I can plant them!
Sorry no more Debbie Downer from me, okay?? 😜
Seeds are germinating slowly but surely. The latest to say hello are asclepias syriaca, echinops ritro, yellow hesperaloe parviflora, and plumeria. I'm a proud mama!
Over the past two weeks I've germinated amaryllis seeds in water and a few nasturtium. Actually I only had five nasturtium seeds from the robin. I direct sowed four of which three germinated and one was trampled by an animal. The lonely one in this picture is going in my front yard.
I'm really excited about the amaryllis as I received them from someone in China. I just wish it didn't take so many years for them to produce flowers.
My plumeria seeds didn't make it. I'm making a boat now to try to float them to germinate.
Thanks for the info Becky. My azalea is really confused blooming this time of the year.
Good job shorty! Here I didn't been know amaryllis set seeds! I wana to try nasturtiums this year too, were they hard to start? I remember seeing a vining one that caught my eye..
Also the plumeria germinated quick for me in its little cell of seed starter mix, barely covered with soil, lightly moistened and under lights. Room temp is about 75. Hope this helps, but I'd like to hear about your floating technique if it works. I've seen people do that before and it looks easy peasy :)
Had a few more sprouts yesterday: aloe maculata, senna alata, and am particularly excited that the ECHIUM sprouted!!!! Yayyyy I feel like doing a happy dance! 😄💃🎶🎉
Now if I can get the puya and clerodendrum to sprout, I'll be the happiest girl in the world!!