Month: September 2003

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Behind The Scenes Gardening Diary For 27 September

The rain has been terrible here the past few days. Since Tuesday I have left the lids on all the containers. Today I removed the lids to check germination. The seeds that had already germinated had continued to… Read More

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Bulbs For Shade Gardens

Gardening in the shade can sometimes be challenging. Many of the plants that are available require at least some sun. So, what bulbs can one grow that will thrive in shade? Lycoris is one bulb that can easily… Read More

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Behind The Scenes Gardening Diary For 20 September

Today I decided that the Carnation Grenadin Black King had germinated enough to leave the lid completely off. Up until this point I had only briefly removed the lid making sure it was replaced at night and on… Read More

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Behind The Scenes Gardening Diary For 17 September

This morning I noticed that the Purple Dragon Carrots had begun to germinate. I had planted the carrots six days ago. Also germinating was the Carnation Grenadin Black King which had been planted four days ago.

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Behind The Scenes Gardening Diary For 16 September

This morning I went outside and took the lids off all the seed trays except for the digitalis which is still inside the black plastic bag. I found that the Catalina Baby Leaf Spinach and the Falstaff Brussel… Read More

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Behind The Scenes Gardening Diary For 14 September

The second Siberian Tomato seed that I planted was showing itself by this morning. I do not see any signs of germination yet from the Oregon Spring Tomatoes. Today was a rather rainy day here so the seedlings… Read More

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Behind The Scenes Gardening Diary For 13 September

Today the first Siberian Tomato seedling poked its tiny head through. I prepared another shoe box this afternoon that I planted Meconopsis grandis seeds in.

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Behind The Scenes Gardening Diary For 12 September

Tonight I took the plunge and brought home several plastic tubs from Wal-Mart. They were different sizes from large to small. Since the radish and lettuce I planted were growing so nicely I decided to try a few… Read More

Private Gardens – Garden Writers Symposium 2003 – Chicago

Chicago Botanical Gardens – Garden Writers Symposium 2003 – Chicago