Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Stroll Around My St. Louis Gardens




The first picture is why I love to garden....flowers! I love to put them all over the house.
**My vase is filled with bright red Gladiola's, Rudbeckia's, and Blue Stokes Aster.
**The second picture is Bee Balm. The flower is really a true red and I love how they look next to my red house.
**Third picture is a Rudbeckia.
**Last picture is my Black Hollyhock!
ALL(except my Glads) my flowers were started by seed....by moi! They were all started using the Winter Sowing method. Winter Sowing involves starting the seeds outside during the winter. I make little green houses out of various containers to hold the seeds. Winter sowed plants are strong and healthy because they are exposed to the elements from day one. They bloom at the same time nursery plants bloom and because they don't have to "adapt", they last longer too.
The thrill for me is watching a plant grow from a seed and then bloom an amazing flower...I still get excited to see every single bloom open up in my yard!

9 comments:

marion said...

stunning flowers!

Liz Steiner said...

Gorgeous pics! These would make great photo cards!

Walk in the Woods said...

Thank you for sharing your stroll with us! Beautiful.

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful! I love the various colors and shapes of flowers.

ZudaGay said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!!!

Octavine Illustration said...

you should be so proud!~ they are just gorgeous....i especially love the black hollyhock...i'm not sure i've ever seen one before!~

Sara said...

You must have a beautiful garden!

Kenneth Fron said...

Very nice garden! Gladiola's are very cool!

Trendy Bindi said...

What lovely flowers and what a lovely blog! Don't you just love watching something you started from an itty bitty seed bloom?