Who are these flowers? The cool-season hardy annuals that light spring on fire and are some of my favorites. I’m talking about some of the better known flowers like bachelor buttons, poppies, and larkspur along with some unknowns like bupleurum and the famous but what seems unattainable bells of Ireland. What is a self sower?
I am suffering the consequences this fall of planting my Cool Flower seeds and transplants in the garden too early. It doesn’t really matter what drove me to break my own rules— and by the way, breaking the rules totally backfired, as rule breaking generally goes. What troubles you may be asking? Let me
Did you know that there are ‘cool vegetables’? They are veggies that appreciate and thrive in cool-to-cold weather just like Cool Flowers. You can apply the same growing concepts found in my book about growing cool-season flowers to these cool-season veggies. Who are they? Lettuce * Spinach * Chard Kale * Collards Mustard Beets *
How can gardeners in the more northern regions include hardy annuals(HA) in the garden? The thing about HA is it’s all about the timing of when to plant, providing excellent drainage and protecting the young plants from the cold winter wind. Find or create these conditions in your garden and enjoy this great group of
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Our March hardy annual garden. This is the moment I relish in with my close connection to our farm and her seasons. It’s coming on the end of March and it has been a roller coaster ride month for sure—a few days in the high 60’s and even a 70 degree day, along with some