Perennial Seed Starting Schedule

This is my first year starting perennials from seed. I’m curating seed starting times and germination information as best I can from the different seed suppliers. All perennial seedlings do not need a lot of fertilizer, wait until 3 to 4 weeks old to fertilize and then only half strength. Transplant into 3 or 4-inch… Read more »

Growing Salvia From Seed

small 4 week old salvia seedlings

There are over 1,000 species of salvia – some annual and some perennial. I started my salvia journey with Salvia Caradonna – an herbaceous perennial with strong vertical purple stems that carry deep violet-blue flowers in early summer and again in late summer if you deadhead. Eventually, I branched out into other perennial varieties, all… Read more »

Geranium Rozanne – Long, Long, Blooms

Enjoyed a beautiful early fall day today — lot’s of sunshine and not too hot to work in the garden. I spent the morning deadheading and cleaning up those late summer perennial favourites including several bunches of Echinacea purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’, Rudbeckia and the many daylilies I have scattered throughout the garden. While doing… Read more »