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I am clipping seeds...
I have some large globe allium-- will take 2-3 yrs to flower from seed
These self seed easily... right in the garden
Black eyed susans (not too many of these yet)
Send me a PM if you want some.
I have a jillion seed pods of campion...many I will throw away or throw across the street to naturalize if no one from here claims them.
08-31-2009, 10:49 AM
I don't know if that link will work, looking at it.
But it's to an article I just read about Michelle Obama, and her garden. Thought you might be interested. That is the 1st one at the White house since Eleanor R, the WWII Victory Garden. Pretty cool, I thought. But hey, they should do a garden.
All this is making me miss my garden all the more. It'll be over by the time I get home, but at least mom will get something from it, I hope.
If I do end up moving - a lot still up in the air - I will have to learn all this stuff over again. But I look forward to it. It will be cool to grow citrus, if there are things I can't have, I can have this instead.
That is really interesting! An unexpected bonus from the past election. Gardening is IN! LOL ;) Thanks for posting that link!
I am adding Globe thistle to the list of seeds. These will be available soon. Mine are looking really good this year.
The construction chopped up their roots, and they spread as a result! The two Ash trees were removed and one plant really got tall! Someone picked some of them while we were gone however :confused:
(this is on the city property, and is always an issue)
My Chinese Lanterns are doing well this week. The little moth worm/larvae usually eat them, but Mr. & Mrs Robin (see my album) were really busy down there across the street this spring and ate most of them. So my lanterns look especially nice.
I went out into the mosquito infested back yard today... man are they terrible this year. Black striped ones! Blech...
Anyway I notice while I have been gone, the Siberian Iris have really set alot of pods.
So I have seeds for them too. They are tricky and not for the novice...but I have grown them myself.
This is what they look like:
They require moisture to flower well. Not a swamp but not really dry either. The spot I have them in is moist in spring and then dries out.
When the seed capsule cracks, he extracts the seeds, dries them out and then waits until fall for planting. 'We sow between October and January and put them outside. They sprout in May and we line them out in July,' he said. It will take a year, even two years before the plants flower and then there are years of evaluating before selecting the best for introduction.
I have a huge stand of them now, with a picture of one in my album. I seem to recall I cold shocked them in the frig before starting indoors...but I guess you could plant them in the yard before a freeze, and get the same results.
I think there are about 30+ pods with at least 10/pod in them now. They haven't split open yet, but it looks it they will soon.
PM me if you want some seeds.
09-08-2009, 05:12 PM
My SIL gave me a tiny start of her Siberian Iris a few years back. It does really well, blooms all summer. People will stop and ask what it is, it's that pretty that it stands out among a dozen other plants.
It's in the same bed with palace purple coral bells, a disco bell hibiscus, some black eyed susans and purple cone flowers, stuff like that- none of it gets water unless it's a draught.
I thought they only bloomed once? I'll try cutting back next spring and see if they bloom again.
But they do spread if happy.
I am very pleased with my hybrid catmint. It bloomed upNorth, nicely this year. Hubby brought it to me there from here, one summer when he was home working...the nursery sold it to him for "catnip". It has turned out to be very nice, and it spreads as well.
So I collected some seed heads, and will try it for here.
This is a hybrid that cats do not go to. Large purple flowers.
See my album.
12-31-2009, 01:42 PM
Those siberian iris are really beautiful. I would love to have some if you stil have seed. Please write me a private message...don't know if I will have time to get back to this site any time soon. Aunt Bean
Send me a PM with the address you want them sent to.
I think Siberian Iris need cold stratification in order to germinate.
I'll look up the details for you before sending. I have a ton, so I will send many, incase some are not viable.
These are the light purple ones. They sure do spread, so keep that in mind too! They won't bloom first season, but perhaps will during the 2nd one.
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