Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Check this out: Heirlooms Grown For a Soup Kitchen for All to Enjoy

I love soup and I love heirlooms. It was even more of a thrill to see an organization growing heirlooms and sharing the harvest in the form of a free meal. Simply marvelous...The article was quite intriguing and rather nice to see.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Climbing Petunia

Holy peanut's hard to believe it's been so long since my last post. What a crazy, busy year. For the first time, in a very long time, I've had a few days to dedicate my time to the garden and heavens, what a joy.

With the economy being a little topsy-turvey, the 9-to-5 has taken it's direction from the stock market which means I've had to work longer and more intense hours. But enough is enough...the sun is out and the birds are singing and the squirrels are eating everything that has an tad bit of sugar. So, I need to be out there too!
While out in the garden, I noticed the climbing petunias that were planted last year are rampant...and have also gone to seed. Of course, I collected the seed but in honest amazement. It's planted in a pot where a lemon tree is growing...and it's managed to take full control of the tree for climbing purposes. By all accounts, the flower looks just like any other just grows up, around and throughout whatever it manages to grow next to. It also has nice longevity as it's succeeded well with substantial neglect. They've grown, without being trimmed, or a large quantity of water for more than a year and has continued to bloom profusely (and is still on going). With a little concern and care, they'd probably end up as real dynamos in the garden.

Look for updates to the seed list in the early summer months. Much has been collected and will be made available and the remaining portion of the list will be consolidated until the next seed saving round.