"when i was just a young boy some of the neighbor hood kids and i would go to a swimming hole. after swimming for a couple of hours and the long walk home. we would hunt for may pops to eat for a snack. i have to admit they were good but on the other…"
"I live in Zone 7, and there are varieties of these that will come back every year. They don't even completely die back some winters here, but they did last year. As long as a few are left, it won't take long for them to come…"
"Diane Meyers is right. This is a gorgeous, unusual plant which won't grow here in MI. It did grow in Alabama when I lived there. The fruit is edible and if you look on the web you can find many recipes."
Hi Fama, thanks for your adding me as a friend, and your pictures are beautiful. As you know, I have been announcing my new website, and so far the responses have been from out-of-state which is fine, but wondering why CA gardeners are so unresponsive. I see Sara is growing Cosmos and I too am trying them for the first time, a nice tall showy flower.
The canna lilies come up to about my waist... so maybe 3 ft....and yeah, I can share with you . :) I've been reading that they are pretty hardy plants and you can transplant then just about anytime?! Do you know?
This year is the first time I've ever grown cosmos,,,,,,I just threw the seeds out and let them go, lol. I love them, they're low maintenance and pretty.
I love this site!! Thank you so much for telling me about it! I've got to take some more pictures to upload on here, though, and I think today may turn out to be a pretty enough day to do it, lol. I'd love to learn more!
So glad you have joined us! You are going to love this place. I posted to you on flower gardens about your being in NW Arkansas and only 1 hours away from me. I see you are in Harrison and I think it's closer to 2 1/2 or 3 hours. I love the cottage garden look too, but I'm a long ways off in this yard. I had the look in my old yard, but this one is much larger and it's taking me a while to fill it up.
"You're so right, Linda. When I first started gardening, I didn't want to plant anything that attracted bees. Now I want to attract as many of them as I can. If you observe them carefully, you will see that they are far more interested in…"
"Linda, I was really surprised to see the hummers today. There were two of them flying around together and they came often to our feeder. They are usually gone for the winter by now. I think these two better get on the road soon!"
Lorraine, yes, I really wish the growing season was a bit longer. I will have to google "viscaria" -- I'm not familiar with them. I agree that potato vines are rather vigorous and can take over a planter. That's why…"