Friday, January 31, 2014

Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion Sprouts!

The first Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion has sprouted! Unfortunately my excitement was quickly tempered when I saw that the last of my Black Krim tomato seedlings got smashed by the lid :/ I still have plenty, but it still sucks!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Seed Starting Update

All of the Black Krim and Patio Tomato seedlings have sprouted! One of the Asplecias has as well as the sweet peppers for a few days now. I see my first Jalapeño sprout today. Still no signs of the basil or the hot peppers!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Seeds Started!

Left to right (back row): Jalapeños, Bright Wings Asclepias, 'Carmen' sweet bell pepper, 'Flavor Burst' sweet bell pepper, Genovese basil, Peach Bhut Jolokia, Black Krim tomato

Left to right (front row): Patio tomato, Jay's Preach Ghost Scorpion

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sources for Seeds from Martha Stewart Living Jan/Feb 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My Dream Garden

I finally found the look of how I would like my garden to look like in an issue of Gardening How-To magazine in the January/February 2014 issue. On page 31, the garden of Scott Endres is exactly how I would like my garden to look like, LUSH! Although I like his theme, I'd like mine to contain lots of fragrant stuff! Unfortunately, I don't think my hubby and I see eye to eye on how our landscape should look like. He likes the orderly chemical filled landscape that has been chopped into round or square shapes, whereas I like the more organic, natural blended look. Dilemma? I'd say so!

This same issues also brought other inspiration in new cultivars! The Golden Duchess Eastern hemlock from Monrovia is a pretty, small, and weeping lime colored evergreen! I think it would make for good structure in a garden. Also, Lotus Moon pearlbush, from Bailey Nurseries, looks like a good alternative to the typical forsythia, azalea, etc.! I hate planting things everyone else has so this plant fits the bill!