How pretty. The buffalo eyes are so delicate...are they perennial or annual? Your hosta bed is gorgeous! I see rose campion peeping out around the datura. Mine has already bloomed and I've cut it back! The blooms are so sweet.
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Originally posted by bana: pardon my ignorance, but what are those brown things with the sprouts coming out of them?
Are you talking about the 1st pic....thoses are peat pellets... they come compress, and when yoy add water to the they expand and you put seeds in to start them. Those are the buffalo eyes just sprouting.
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. Janet Kilburn Phillips
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Bana my dear~ The peat pots? They are in an old plastic container ~?~ Those were growing under my growlights in April. Is that it? The plants were growing in a mixture of stuff on my patio now...Think one pot had cannas.
Thumbie! ~ In my reading online I see they are called Five Spot Flower. Nemophila maculata Likes half sun & half shade & guess that's why they still look healthy under the shade of the other plants. Native to California!! Annual & actually a wildflower!
Your hostas look beeyooteefull, Muddy!!!! They look like they are very happy in the perfect spot!!!
Growing hostas in the south is a labor of love, but it can be done. Most folks I know grow them in pots. If you really wanted to explore hosta growing in FL, TX or CA, you could check out the hosta forum on GardenWeb. There are several hosta experts there who have figured out a way to do it.
But then again....if it was a huge challenge for me, I probably wouldn't do it, either! Not with the variety of things you can grow there that we can't grow here. We'll enjoy your beautiful tropical plants and let you enjoy our cold-hardy ones!!
Karen Zone 5b
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