In early spring wildflowers start to bloom like crazy, but it’s a good idea to help out the hummingbirds and honey bees by planting heirloom flowers now so you can have blooms lasting late spring until summer. Sunflowers serve double-duty […]Continue reading »
Tag: companion planting
Growing A Three Sisters Garden
A three sisters garden is companion planting at its beast. And hears how you do it. We usually start ares in a container so birds and squirrels don’t eat them. After working up a spot of soil, plant the corn […]Continue reading »
Autumn Beauty in the Sky!
These Heirloom Autumn Beauty Sunflowers produce blooms that are 6″ to 8″ across atop 7 foot stems! The blooms range in color from a vibrant yellows, golds, peaches, salmons, oranges, reds, rusts, and Burgundy. The flattened seed head is haloed […]Continue reading »
Growing Heirloom Jarrahdale Pumpkin
The Heirloom Jarrahdale Pumpkin are really doing great! The pumpkins are Slate blue-gray colored and heavily ribbed with thick orange flesh. They weigh around 6-10 pounds. Grow your own Heirloom Jarrahdale Pumpkin with seeds from AzureDandelion.comContinue reading »
California Giant Zinnias are great for attracting Butterflies. They come in so many different colors. This planting is a mix of colors. They were host to many different types of butterflies this summer. Grow you own Heirloom California Giant Zinnia […]Continue reading »
Growing Cocozelle Squash
Our Cocozelle Squash are doing well. Squash bugs don’t seem to go after them as much as some of the other squash. But they are quite a good of producer as the Black Zucchini.Continue reading »
Growing Heirloom Teddy Bear Sunflower
Everybody loves Sunflowers. This heirloom is even more loveable. The 3 feet tall plants have mounded golden orange sunflowers that are 5 inches across. Their height and interesting appearance make them a great first seed for children to plant. Butterflies […]Continue reading »
Growing Black Beauty Zucchini
The Black Beauty Zucchini always give us a bumper crop. When harvesting for our table or market, we try to pick them young, when they are no more than 6″ – 8″. Once in awhile we miss one. This is one we […]Continue reading »
Sharing with Nature or Bane of My Existence!!
Sharing with Nature or Bane of My Existence!! These little thiefs have been ravaging our Lemon Queen Sunflowers. We are glad to share, but they are gluttons and have not been leaving any seeds for us. Here is an empty […]Continue reading »
Lemon Queen reaching new heights!
The Lemon Queen Sunflowers are stretching toward the sky. It makes a great picture when they get this tall, the creamy yellow of the flower against a clear blue sky. Grow your own Lemon Queen Sunflowers with Heirloom […]Continue reading »