Pink Morning Glory

Morning glories and what I learned from growing them one summer. This is a post from my other blog Xine Segalas Creatives. I’d love to hear about your experiences with morning glories.

Xine Segalas Creative Arts

I used to grow morning glories in a small container along the side of my house but it wasn’t in a place that I could admire them from the windows that faced the backyard of my house, nor from my backyard deck. So I decided that one year I would seed some need the garden and a metal trellis I had welded in my welding class. I would soon learn more about morning glories than I cared to know.

Ipomoea purpurea, a.k.a. morning glory are beautiful flowers that come in a variety of colors – I choose President Tyler, a purple morning glory and pink morning glory which if it had a special name, I don’t recall what it is. The morning glories took hold quickly to the rich soil and new location their seeds were sown. Soon one side of the trellis was almost filled and it was…

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Pink Petunia

Petunias are wonderful flowers to include in the garden.

Pink Petunia is my Flower of the Day – FOTD.

Homegrown Harvest Photo Share- Week 4 -strawberries

April is finally here and we are all ready to start focusing on some deliciously sweet treats in the garden – strawberries! These are some of our absolute favorites to include in the garden. Here are some of are strawberries we’d like to share with you.

Show us your strawberries! Plants, harvests – both! Remember to tag your photos #HomegrownHarvestPhotoShare #HHPS , create a pingback in the comment section below. Check out our Homegrown Harvest Photo Share page for more information about upcoming photo shares.

Happy Gardening – Keep taking and sharing your pictures!

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Homegrown Harvest Photo Share – Week 3- Snapdragons

Welcome to the third week of our Homegrown Harvest Photo Share Week 3 – Snapdragons! We look forward to seeing your photo shares of snapdragons from your garden – it can be a photo or a few photos like we have here. Or it can even be a piece of artwork that you would like to share of a snapdragon. Whatever it may be – we’d love to see them!

Tag your posts Homegrown Harvest Photo Share or HHPS and definitely leave us a link in the comments below!

Snapdragons are a wonderful addition to the garden whether in the garden beds or in pretty containers set around the garden. Snapdragons’ botanical name is Antirrhinum majus. The Latin, Antirrhinum means “like a snout” or “counterfeiting nose”.

Snapdragons in a raised garden bed

There are many varieties to choose from (~40 different species) from the family Plantaginaceae, the family of plantains and range in flower colors, including green, red, orange, yellow, white and pink.

Dragon flowers

They grow to be a height of 15 to 120 centimetres (6 to 48 inches), depending on whether they are dwarf, medium or tall varieties. Snapdragons are a long blooming flower to choose for your garden as they will bloom throughout most of the gardening season.

Join us starting April 1- 7 th when our next Homegrown Harvest Photo Share will be strawberries! We want to see your beautiful homegrown harvest of strawberries and the beautiful plant they came form.

Blueberries – FOTD

Blueberries are a perennial plant which is easy grow in grow in moist, acidic soil. Look to have a pH between 4.0 and 5.0.There are many varieties of blueberries to that ripen at various times throughout the season. There’s nothing better than walking out to the garden and snacking on fresh blueberries.

Blueberries ripening is my FOTD for Sunday 3/29/2020

Strawberry Bloom – FOTD – 2•28•20

A strawberry bloom after the rain

I love strawberries. I love growing them because I love to eat them. There are everbearing types of strawberries which are strawberry plants that produce consistently from late spring through the fall. June-bearing is just like it’s name sounds and produces over 2-3 in early summer.

This is my entry for the Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge FOTD

Six on Saturday 3•28•20

It’s still too cold to get things going in the outdoor garden up here where we live in zone 5. My new lettuce seeds arrived which is good since the Tower Garden is ready to be fully harvested of it’s lettuce soon and that will free up space for the seedlings.

1. Lettuce seeds
2. Wetting down the rock wool
3. Romaine lettuce seeds in the rockwool
4. Broccoli, cauliflower and celery seeds

After putting the seeds in the rockwool and cover up the seeds with some vermiculite. I wet everything down again, leaving some water in the very bottom of the black plastic container. Making sure the plastic container is snapped shut as to keep all the humidity within the container and placed them under the Tower Garden grow lights.

5. Seeds under the lights

I’m very happy with the progress of our peas – we should be enjoying fresh sugar snap peas soon! I’ll have to get more peas started next time.

Happy gardening!