Echinacea, also known as coneflower is a beautiful and easy to grow flowering perennial. Once established it can propagate easily. Starting from seed has been a little difficult for us. The purple flowers attract a large number of bees, and that is the primary reason to have it in our garden. Other than attracting bees, echinacea possesses a long list of medicinal properties. Most parts […]
On May 12 we planted two mars seedless grapes bushes next to the patio railing. Our new mars grapes came with tiny fruits that have been growing for a month. Compared to other grapes varieties, this one grows relatively slow, at least in our garden. To protect the fruits from birds and other rodents we have enclosed the grapes with a mesh. We don’t know […]
We are growing a number of blackberries varieties in our garden. The first variety that we planted was Apache Blackberry, and it was planted in 2017. Four bushes were planted around our shed. We got no blackberries the first year, and literally no growth at all. One year later, today, our blackberry bushes are full of fruits. The sun makes a very big difference. Two […]
Our first Lamb’s Ear plant was adopted recently, in June 2018. It is a perennial in our zone 6, with fuzzy leaves and pink flowers. It is considered a medicinal plant used as an antiseptic and antibacterial on wounds. We haven’t had a chance to see it grow yet since it arrived to our garden very recently, but the flowers are supposed to begin appearing […]
Triteleia Laxa Corrina is a low growing grass type of plant with blue flowers. The blue color is quite intense. It was grown in a container in 2016, and transplanted to one of the main gardens later that same year. It did not produce flowers the first year, but on 2017 and 2018 the plant produced a great number of flowers. It is a perennial, and […]
We got the Egyptian Walking Onion from a homesteader neighbor. They have been growing it for some time now. It is our first time growing this plant. We have it in a pot but plan to move it to the ground before the 2018-2019 cold season. What we like about this plant is that both the fruit and the stems are edible and can be […]
Our Blue Lake bush beans were planted on April 14, 2018. They started germinating on May 2, 2018 (18 days to germinate). After several frosts, some of the plant beans germinated with issues. Some of the plants had no leaves, but others look like they deserved a chance. Some very damaged plants were removed and new seeds were planted. Today they have flowers, and some plants […]
Lollipop Lily is a small lily flower plant. Flower color is white in the center and pink on the outside border. Latest estimated blooming month, June. We have other lily varieties growing up in our garden. Check our garden inventory.
Triteleia hyacinthina, also known as white brodiaea. Flower color, white. Latest estimated blooming month, June. We have additional triteleia varieties growing up in our garden. Check our garden inventory.