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Gomphrena update

Only 2 Gomphrena seeds germinated after waiting 14 days. Transferred the seedlings to larger containers but both do not look healthy so I started another batch of 15 seeds this morning.

Seed Starting

Starting Seeds (Asters, Cynoglossum, Gomphrena)

Started 8 ‘Valkyrie Mix’ Asters today.  These should germinate in the next 14 days.

Started 12 ‘Chinese Forget-me-not’ Cynoglossum seeds today. Covered the container, since these germinate in the dark. 17 more words

Seed Starting

Bouquet #4

Red and yellow are two of my favorite colors to combine. This bouquet features dahlias from FiveFork Farms in Upton, MA. These I picked up on my way home from Boston at the… 215 more words

Blue Ribbons

A check came in the mail last week from the Woodstock Agricultural Society for $10.00! Exciting to hold my first ever fair winnings – a result of entering two bouquets into the Woodstock Fair that received blue ribbons. 90 more words

Wednesday Vignette

It’s Wednesday Vignette time again! How quickly those weeks do pass.

I’m choosing a blossom from a globe amaranth (Gomphrena sp.), an annual here. I bought it from the local farm stand in late June or early July and it looks like a winner, going strong here in early September. 173 more words


In A Vase On Monday—And Tuesday

My daughter and son-in-law are visiting from the west coast and we hosted a big gathering yesterday to give relatives and friends a chance to see them. 260 more words


Gomphrena canescens

Herb to 1.8m, with large pink ball flowers, widespread across the Kimberley.