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Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 9:15am

I harvested a bag full of hollyhock and poppy seed, and I'll scatter them around the private parking lot downstairs. A few years ago I suggested to put some flowers there and they all applauded the idea, but when I started to do something about it, all went wrong. The car and bike owners followed me and began to whine: "No flowers there because... (about fifty reasons). " So now I'll sow in secret and dream of hollyhocks attacking the stupid cars.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2016 at 7:36am

My list of saved seeds would be extensive. Some things just do their own thing--dill and sunflowers, for example.

Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 12:59am

I guess not, Joan, borders are rather difficult.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2016 at 4:15pm

Spud, have you had a killing frost yet? We haven't had our first light frost; however, Sept. is when we start getting some serious frosts. 

I imagine you have to cover your tender plants regularly, now. 

Is that clear space on E. Gould & Garrett Way a sand quarry? I forget, is your soil sand? Oh yes! I remember now, you had a problem keeping your young seedlings moist and you brought in a lot of compost. I enjoy your photos. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2016 at 4:02pm

Yes, I save all kinds of seeds: sunflower, phlox,Monkshood, Hollyhock from Turkey, borage, chives, Foxglove, Echinacea, forget-me-not, garlic, rhubarb, tomato. Sadly, my Greek Oregano died out that winter I was so sick. I guess that was 2013.

If anyone wants some seeds, let me know and I will send you whatever you want. 

I will need your mailing address.

Chris, can you receive seeds? 

Comment by Plinius on September 18, 2016 at 1:25pm
Hollyhock seeds, but I can't send them, customs would destroy them.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 18, 2016 at 11:43am

The rain is finally starting here.  There was 0.64 inch a few days ago, and quite a bit it forecast starting in 3 days.  Not much for a lot of you, but a fair amount for this area.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 10, 2016 at 5:54pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 10, 2016 at 3:13pm

Spud, I don't know how you can keep from keeping Bunny for a pet. So small and vulnerable, I wager that he will let you pet him. 

"The tallest sunflower measures 9.17 m (30 ft 1 in) and was grown by Hans-Peter Schiffer (Germany) in Karst, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany, as verified on 28 August 2014."

"Dwarf Sunflowers "Johnny's dwarf sunflower selection includes a number of different colors, sizes, and even a double-flowered variety. These sunflowers are perfect for planting in containers either singly or with other varieties, as well as in the garden where they will grow just a little taller. Compare dwarf sunflower characteristics in our Dwarf Sunflower Comparison Chart."

We have cold weather, too, and beautiful partly cloudy skies, nice big cumulus clouds. This week we are in the mid 40s and low 50s 

Colors turn quickly red on the Burning Bushes. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 10, 2016 at 9:22am

It does look smaller than average, but it's been a long time since I've been around rabbits, so I'm not sure.

 

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