Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Article Posted!

I have a new article on Heucheras over at Associated Content:

I love heucheras; I have an urge to collect them all!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The House is Painted!

Long radio silence due to illness and business; one of the things I got done was finishing the trim on the house. The pink turned out to be much brighter than I expected.

What can I say; I've always wanted a Victorian house with lots of trim and a bright color combo; it's not my fault it doesn't look nearly as good on an old mobile home!

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Dark Red Flowers!

Two new dark red flowers in the garden today:

I don't know what the name of this hollyhock is. The only thing I can think of that might be close is the double scarlet from Germania, but I think of 'scarlet' as being a lot lighter and brighter than this. It's beautiful, and I hope it has time to set and ripen seeds before winter hits, because I really want to keep this one around. I don't know how much cross pollination has taken place, but there aren't any other hollyhocks on this side of the house.

Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy'. It's been around a few years now, but the seeds have always been too expensive for me. I sprang for a few this spring, and they are just as gorgeous as the catalogs make them out to be - so often not the case! Hopefully they'll make seeds I can capture before the birds get them, and hopefully they haven't crossed with the other kinds of rudbeckia I've got going around the house.