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So, I’ll admit – I didn’t know what to call this post. For some reason, calling something “super cute” doesn’t seem like the most professional thing to do – but then again, I’m not a professional. That means these pansies are officially being classified as […]
I’ve always wanted to make weekly updates, but I’ll admit, I always forget about them and fail to keep up with progress. Now that I’m actively trying to get into a better blogging routine, I’ll hopefully be able to maintain a better schedule. Let’s see […]
Hi Lovelies! I’m back with another growing tutorial! Want to see the post with photos and videos in it’s entirety? Click here! Hooray! Sweet peas (not the edible kind) are gorgeous and smell absolutely divine! Unfortunately, however, they can be somewhat difficult to grow depending […]
The love-in-a-mist flowers are finishing blooming in the garden, so I thought we’d take a look at my experience growing these unique flowers!
NAME: Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella)
TOXIC: YES. Always do your research and be responsible any time you add something new to the garden. Be aware of what you’re growing around kids, pets, and everyone else. Many ornamental plants and cut flowers are toxic. Use common sense, always wear gloves, wash hands, don’t touch your eyes or face, etc. Safety first! Before planting, ensure that plants are not considered invasive in your area.
HOW: Easy to direct sow. Easy to germinate using the winter sowing method. Broadcasting seed onto prepared flower beds.
WHEN: In my garden, the best results come from seeds that were direct sown in fall (at the end of September in my garden). The seeds germinate and seedlings survive the winter. Overwintering of seedlings seems to vary greatly. One variety survived without much loss, but another variety completely died and did not make it through the winter. Obviously, results will vary from garden to garden. Overall, I had a decent success rate. My seedlings survived a few nights down to 8F, with little damage. They were also briefly covered in snow.
Direct sowing the seeds in the spring as soon as soil can be worked is also an option. The resulting plants from a spring planting were much smaller, but the stems were still usable for bouquets. I imagine that people who live in cooler climates might be able to even succession sow these seeds for a longer bloom time, but I don’t think it would be very effective in my garden.
Love-in-a-Mist appear to germinate best when temperatures are cool. While I’m not sure if they require a period of cold before germination, this requirement would naturally be met when planted in the fall. The seeds also respond well to use of the winter sowing method. This year, I plan on trying to grow love-in-a-mist as a biennial in hopes of bigger plants and more blooms next spring.
Hi Lovelies, I’m back! With the weather finally warming up, that means we’ve got even more plants coming into bloom! Today we’ll be taking a look at larkspur. Here in my zone, larkspur can sometimes be a little bit tricky. Here are some of the […]