Snow outside, but green and even some blooms inside. Soon, very soon, the great transition begins and I will be moving all my green babies outside to their summer homes.
I’m enjoying the flower gardening blogs I’ve discovered on this new journey! Kindred souls around the world. I found stunning kale ready for the compost shredder in the garden rumination blog from England. His blog inspired this seedling garden tour!
Let me introduce my 2017 garden babies.
Durango Marigold. Edible flower marigold for the Green Love garden. This is the first time I’ve grown this variety. The seed is from Johnny’s Selected Seed. I’ve had great success with Johnny’s varieties.
Garden Peach Tomato. I have three extra early plants that I plan to grow in pots to use in the Green Love Renaissance Garden. The yellow tomatoes, blush red when they are ripe and have peach like fuzzy skin. These plants are from my saved seed.
Stevia. The saved seed is from my garden buddy Andy. It hasn’t germinated yet, but I am hopeful.
Crazy Daisy. I love daisies. I pick our field daisies and sing an old Jud Strunk song I carry on my heart. This daisy has a whirly curly description.
Penny Mix Pansies. This variety is reported to bloom all through the summer. They are smaller plants and not as vigorous as the Majestic Giants. I’m hoping they work in the pots and planters.
Sorbet Pansies. I love the colors in this variety. My favorite is a light flecked that make me smile, smile, smile.
More Durango Marigolds and Shasta Daisies. I am planning a border with calendula, Shasta daisy and something blue, maybe larkspur.
Ailsa Craig onions. Sweet and sooooo big. These have been a main stay in my summer cooking garden for years. They don’t store very well, but even the small ones are big.
Borettana Cipolini. The most beautiful onion for braiding. They are flat, button-like. I’ve made yummy creamed onion with the smaller ones. A super storage onion, too.
Talon Onion. A new storage onion from Fedco Seeds. We ran out of onions early this winter. I’m hoping to do better!
Bleu Solaize Leek. They come alive with a shimmery blue color. The layering pattern of leek leaves is a close up fascination for Farmer Brown.
Majestic Giant Pansies. My old reliable stand by. Magnificent color. Large blooms. It is incredibly vigorous compared to Sorbet or Penny.
Master Kush. An indica cross created out of two landrace strains from different parts of the Hindu Kush region.
Orange Crush. A sativa-dominant strain with California Orange and Blueberry.
Chronic. A hybrid cross between Northern Lights, Skunk, and AK-47 originally bred by Serious Seeds in 1994.
Rose cutting from my ancestor, Moses Patrick’s graveyard. It has leaves!!!!
Daddy Mix Petunia. Another old favorite of mine. The seed is inexpensive and there are so many colors.
Zowie Zinnia. I’m growing Zowie in containers for the Green Love garden. It’s an AAS winner and the descriptions say “magnificent.”
Benary’s Giant Zinnia. For Farmer Brown it’s not a flower garden without giant Zinnia and he will make me bouquets with them until frost takes them out.
Seems like all this life
Was just a dream