Category Archives: Annuals

Another Jolt Dianthus to Try!

I ordered more ‘Cherry Jolt’ (seen below) and ‘Pink Jolt’ dianthus seeds again for next year’s garden. Those cultivars were two of my favorite flowers last year. The plants are unflappable. They tolerate dry conditions and wet conditions, and no … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Zinnia Zahara ‘Starlight Rose’

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Back to the Waves

Every year when it’s time to order flower seeds, I struggle with the petunias. There are so many cultivars to choose from. I write down a long list of petunias that intrigue me, but when it comes time to hit … Continue reading

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Salvia ‘Amore Scarlet Bicolor’

Over the weekend I ordered most of my seeds for the flowers that will fill next year’s flowerbeds. I wasn’t exactly prepared to place my orders, but the Black Friday deals and free shipping offers were just too irresistible to … Continue reading

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Maybe Next Year

I grew two tomato plants this year, but I never got to taste a single tomato. The chipmunks got to the first few fruits before I did by taking little bites out of them. I’m not keen on hantavirus or … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Celosia ‘Chinatown’

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Morning Glory Epidemic

Back in August I mentioned that the ‘Star of Yelta’ morning glories were back with a vengeance this summer. I haven’t planted any for more than 10 years, but they keep self-seeding. Usually I pull the plants before the seeds … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Zinnia ‘Sun Gold’

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‘Easy Wave Violet’ Petunias

I enjoyed the ‘Easy Wave Violet’ petunias i grew in pots this summer. I’m not sure I would describe the color as violet (light royal purple?), but it’s very vivid and eye-catching. The plants grow in a nice mound and … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Salvia ‘Salsa Burgundy’

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