perennial seed starting update 5.20.2021

Last fall, I collected seeds from and started several types of perennials. The containers of planted seeds stayed outside all winter, and I opened the tops of the containers when the weather got warm enough this spring. The containers sat all winter in one of my raised garden beds. This photo was taken March 1, … Continue reading perennial seed starting update 5.20.2021

perennial seed starting 11.19.20

I've collected perennial seeds in the past and started them in small pots, but after I watched this video about seed starting, created by the park staff where I live in Dane County, Wisconsin, I decided to "go bigger!" Perennial seeds in the midwest need a cold period to germinate, so they have to spend … Continue reading perennial seed starting 11.19.20

spring garden 5.24.2018

My garden is looking gorgeous this spring. Here are photos of just a few 😉 of the plants that I tend. Ferns: Ostrich (Matteuccia struthiopteris,) Maidenhair (Adiantum) and Japanese Painted (Athyrium niponicum) Barrenwort (Epimedium) - three types Forget-Me Not (Myosotis) Hosta and Lungwort (Pulmonaria) Columbine (Aquilegia) (Hybrids) Leaves of Peony and Japanese Red Maple (Acer … Continue reading spring garden 5.24.2018