"I don't have a shady enough spot for a large hanging fuschia, but I had two different color combos. of miniature varieties. The one this year may even be these colors. I'm going out to the porch to check later in the morning."
Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to save seeds from. Save your packet, let the two most beautiful colored and strongest go to seed at the end of blooming, cut and leave somewhere for awhile. Then get a cake pan or something and pull the petals out of the cone, and walla, you will recognize the seeds. I got such joy from saving seeds, now I save all my own, it isn't nearly as time consuming as a lot of garden chores. Also if the catalogs quit selling a favorite, I am covered, and so are all the people I share with and who they share with. It is a great way for us gardeners to connect. and save money, and pass along open pollinated food and beauty.
Wow Liz, It sounds interesting. I'm sure they are beautiful. I haven't try any of that before. It sounds fun. It's always nice to meet creative gardeners on this site. I'm sure that those you create your beautiful cards for feel blessed. Have a great week end. Can't wait to see me garden pics.:) Michelle
Hey Liz, Thanks for the comment on my floral bouquet from my garden. The rose is a Tropicana rose. I love the color of it too. Are you an artist? I would love to see some of your paintings. I like to paint too. Especially my garden. There are several gardeners on the site who paint or do graphics. Please share your art. Hope you have a wonderful day. Michelle
"Interestingly, we've grown daturas for MANY years and have never seen tomato hornworms on them (although we have frequently had them on our tomatoes). Knock on wood -- we didn't see any of those vile things this summer!"
"Thanks! They're smaller than modern fancy hybrids, and they usually appear in pairs instead of fours, BUT they DO appear quite a few times a year so that makes up for it. I've pollinated it many many times and have only gotten…"