This year I grew passion vines from seed for the first time. In fact, I have never even had any kind of passion vine plant in my garden or in a pot before. They are supposedly aggressive vines in warmer climates (like zones 9 – 11), but will die in cold winter regions, which southwest […]
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I have had very good results from growing dahlias from tubers for quite a few years now. Then, this year, when I was ordering tubers from a new source, I saw they had seeds for sale. I had seen the smaller, bedding dahlias for sale in garden nurseries in the past, but had never purchased […]
Tidy tips are also known as poached egg flowers. I had some years ago that I bought as plants. They reseeded for a couple years, then got lost in the scheme of things because their seedlings look a lot like a weed that is very prolific in my yard. I always liked their white […]
I grow flowers from seed in my greenhouse for three reasons. I feel a strong urge to grow things in late winter when it is fairly impossible to grow anything of significance outside. I will succumb to fewer impulses buys of flats of flowers if I know I have my own to take care of […]
I wait all summer for my Spanish Eyes Thunbergia vine to grow and flower. It is worth it. But let me start from the beginning. That would be in the greenhouse in late February or early March. These seeds look a lot like little brown peas. They are easy to keep track of and plant […]