A few little zinnias orange not red. Planted HBV up one post, DH cucumbers on one, Cardinal vine and Mandeville on the others. Should have color before long. We've had so much rain the things are struggling!This message has been edited. Last edited by: silly bird,
Posts: 1814 | Location: NE.Ok zone 6b | Registered: Oct 09, 2011
muddy and bana, I wintersowed mine and planted in the spring. They have a long tap root so if they ever take wherever you want them, don't move them. Can't imagine why they didn't come up.... did you sow the seeds in the fall?
yes, jan i did sow them direct in the ground last fall. its probably just as well they didn't take because if they have a tap root, they'll probably take over and this is too tiny a garden for that. i have daylilies, callas and feverfew where they would have been and am happy with the bed as is.This message has been edited. Last edited by: bana,
Posts: 3905 | Location: Northern CA Zone 10a | Registered: Aug 27, 2007
Karen, DO you have your butterfly weed planted in real rich soil? I think they are considered a wildflower. The two spots mine are in have lean, well drained soil...one in full sun, one in part shade. Poor, dry soil....
Originally posted by jmchab: Karen, DO you have your butterfly weed planted in real rich soil? I think they are considered a wildflower. The two spots mine are in have lean, well drained soil...one in full sun, one in part shade. Poor, dry soil....
No, they are planted in the concrete blocks I have around my big raised bed. I filled those blocks from a pile we had...not rich at all! Most of it was clay that the fire ants had brought up when they built a big mound in my pile!
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
Looking good. When it fills in, you are going to be so proud.
My butterfly weeds came from the neighbors pasture..and ditto on the tuber/tap root. They thrive here along roadsides...and seem to enjoy poor soil...although they are in my beds with amended soil now. They are still doing well.