"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.
"I liked the Wowie Zowie type last year & this spring I was disappointed when I couldn't find those in the nursery as they grew better & brighter for me than some from the past. So growing from my own is the way to go."
"Joan, thanks so much for your kind words. I love taking pictures and when I see pretty scenes in the garden, I want to capture them so I can cheer myself up in the winter when everything is brown and covered in snow."
"Lorraine, how wonderful that you have a greenhouse. I would love to have one. You are right that zinnias are very easy to start from seed. I just wish I had the room inside (or a greenhouse!) to grow more things from seed. "