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'
6
Amaranth
"Love Lies Bleeding"
3
Anemone multifida
'Annabella White'
Aster
Pot 'N' Patio Mix
2
Bells Of Ireland 'Molucella laevis'
Bishop's Flower
'Ammi majus'
Calendula officinalis
"Pot Marigold"
Yellow
4
Campanula persicifolia 'Peach Leaved Bellflower'9
Centaurea cyanus 'Bachelor's Button'2
Centaurea Macrocephala
"Great Golden Knapweed"
4
Columbine Dwarf Blue15
Columbine
'Pink Tower'
Ancolie Tour Rose
Delphinium9
Delphinium grandiflorum 'Dwarf Blue Elf' 15
Foxglove
'Digitalis'
8
Gaillardia Goblin
'Blanket Flower'
7
Grass Ornamental 'Hare's Tail'
Lagurus ovatus
20
Heliopsis helianthoides scaba ‘Summer Sun’9
Heliopsis helianthoides "Loraine Sunshine" 5
Hollyhock 'Black'
Alcea
10
Hollyhock 'Miniature' 8
Lamb's Ear
"Stachys byzantina"
5
Lupine7
Marigold
'Boy 'O' Boy'
5
Marigold
'Inca II Yellow'
5
Melva Zabrina
Mullein
'Verbascum thapsus' Photo attrribute to Forest & Kim Starr
7
Nasturtiums Tropaeodum
'Whirlybird Mix'
5
Onopordum acanthium3
Poached Eggs - Limanthes Douglasii 'Sulpher Yellow'29
Rudbeckia 'Hirta'7
Lucanthemum 'Shasta Daisy' 7
Stocks Mathiola incana
'Vintage Mix'
7
Strawflowers
'Helichrysum'
Sweet Pea 'Lathyrus odoratus spencer'
Sweet William
'Mixed'
3
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

Perennial
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
Poppy
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 -
http://www.stridvall.se/la/galleries.php
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