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!