Feb 242010

One of my goals for harvesting seeds is to get involved in seed exchanges as well as to sell them. In preparation I have started testing them to make sure they will germinate. As soon as the seedlings have their true leaf I will post the images. Hopefully these images will help some of you identify your seedlings. Please let me know what you think.

Flowers, Seeds and Seedlings

FlowerFlower ImageSeed ImageSeedling Image# of Days
Allium - I'm not sure which Allium this is. Plant is about 2 - 2 1/2 feet tall 10
Allium schoenoprasum 'Chives'4
Allium tuberosum
'Garlic chives'
"Love Lies Bleeding"
Anemone multifida
'Annabella White'
Pot 'N' Patio Mix
Bells Of Ireland 'Molucella laevis'
Bishop's Flower
'Ammi majus'
Calendula officinalis
"Pot Marigold"
Campanula persicifolia 'Peach Leaved Bellflower'9
Centaurea cyanus 'Bachelor's Button'2
Centaurea Macrocephala
"Great Golden Knapweed"
Columbine Dwarf Blue15
'Pink Tower'
Ancolie Tour Rose
Delphinium grandiflorum 'Dwarf Blue Elf' 15
Gaillardia Goblin
'Blanket Flower'
Grass Ornamental 'Hare's Tail'
Lagurus ovatus
Heliopsis helianthoides scaba ‘Summer Sun’9
Heliopsis helianthoides "Loraine Sunshine" 5
Hollyhock 'Black'
Hollyhock 'Miniature' 8
Lamb's Ear
"Stachys byzantina"
'Boy 'O' Boy'
'Inca II Yellow'
Melva Zabrina
'Verbascum thapsus' Photo attrribute to Forest & Kim Starr
Nasturtiums Tropaeodum
'Whirlybird Mix'
Onopordum acanthium3
Poached Eggs - Limanthes Douglasii 'Sulpher Yellow'29
Rudbeckia 'Hirta'7
Lucanthemum 'Shasta Daisy' 7
Stocks Mathiola incana
'Vintage Mix'
Sweet Pea 'Lathyrus odoratus spencer'
Sweet William
Tanacetum coccineum 'Painted Daisy'
Tanacetum parthenium 'Feverfew' Golden Chrysanthemum6


May 192010

I love Poppies!

Transplanting Poppies – My Experience.

I transplanted my Poppy plants outside in the Spring when they were still very small. Most of them survived just fine. The well established Oriental Poppies that I moved around in my flower beds barely survived. Hopefully they will do better for me the next season. A few of the Poppy plants that I purchased from local Garden Centres survived okay but didn’t produce flowers their first year.
To enjoy your Poppies in a bouquet cut them just before they open and singe the bottom of the stem with a burning candle.
Alpine Poppy
Papaver alpinum hybirds
Black Beauty - Peony Poppy
'Papaver somniferum'
Annual - Full Sun
Height 3' - Spacing 1'
Attracts Bees & Butterflies
Blooms in Summer
California Poppy
'Eschscholtzia californica'
Hardy Annual - Self Seeds - Full Sun
Height 12-18" - Spread 6-8"
Attracts Bees
Blooms Spring to Fall
Celandine Poppy or Wood Poppy
'Stylophorum diphyllum'
Perennial - Zone 4-8 Partial to Full Shade
Height 12-18" - Spacing 12-18" - Attracts Bees & Butterflies
Blooms early Spring and Summer
Champagne Bubbles
'Papaver Nudicaule'
Perennial - Zone 2-7 - Full Sun
Height 18-24" - Spacing 18"
Attracts Bees & Butterflies
Blooms Spring & Summer
Double Spanish Tangeriine Gem 'Papaver rupifragum Poppy'
Fringed Pink Poppy
Iceland Poppy
'Papaver nudicaule'
Biennial - Zone 2-9 - Full Sun
Height 18" - Spacing 12"
Attracts Bees & Butterflies
Blooms Spring & Summer
Ladybird or Flanders Poppy
'Papaver commutatum'
Annual - Full Sun
Height 12-18" - Spacing 12-18"
Attracts Bees
Blooms Spring - Summer
Oriental Poppy - Papaver oriental

Pink Peony Poppy
'Papaver somniferum'
Princess Victoria Louise Poppy
'Papaver orientale'
Perennial - Zone 3-8
Height 2-3' - Spacing 12-18"
Full/Partial Sun
Attracts Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds
Blooms Late Spring - Early Summer
Purple Lilac Wonder
Red Peony Poppy
'Papaver somniferum'
Annual - Full Sun
Height 3' - Spacing 1'
Attracts Bees & Butterflies
Blooms in Summer
Setigerum Poppy - Wild Opium Poppy
'Papaver somniferum'
Annual - Full Sun
Photo Compliments of -
Swansdown Poppy
'Papaver somniferum'
Annual - Full Sun
Height 2-3' - Spacing 9-12"
Attracts Bees & Butterflies
Blooms Mid Summer
Venus Poppy
White Cloud Poppy

Jan 052010

Poppy  Papaver

“Pink Peony”

What a pleasant surprise this Pink Peony Poppy was!

Poppy  Papaver somniferum

“Black Peony or Black Beauty”

This Black Peony Poppy was my biggest surprise !  What a beauty!

Poppy  Papaver nudicaule

“Champagne Bubbles”

Champagne Bubbles is an old favorite and has been in my garden for a few years.

Jan 042010

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed Susan or Gloriosa Daisy

These Rudbeckia plants are all over my yard. The colors are constantly changing. I have ordered seeds for a burgandy and a green Rudbeckia and can’t wait to see the flowers next summer. Rudbeckia blooms all summer and long into the fall.

Dec 082009

Riddles for Gardeners

Email your answers for a free pack of flower seeds!

“The answers are names of flowers”

Bee & Flower

  1. How might you describe a silent person
  2. Name for a lady who marries for riches
  3. Everyone has these on their face
  4. You might find one of these on a safari
  5. An appropriate gift for a banker
  6. A fastener on a single man’s coat
  7. A country of automobile lovers
  8. Good name for a guy’s biking club
  9. He’s an awfully sugary bill
  10. They’re the dairy best blooms
  11. A peevish fairytale creature
  12. A Woman’s nightly foot ware
  13. They hate to wait
  14. A fine looking jungle ruler
  15. Cross between a violin and a clarinet

Email your answers to theseedbasket@gmail.com for a free pack of flower seeds from my garden