Saying goes I should be more proactive with the shop announces so here they are – Latest additions to the shop, and more to come… Hover the mouse over the pictures for the names or click to open the gallery.
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Continuing the Dobrogea I with other species which call this particular and beautiful region home. I hope you already got a taste of it; this should make it easier when growing some of these species from seeds and also help selecting the garden location. First a mention for two endemic species: Campanula romanica: Centaurea jankae: […]
I wanted something special for this arctic day and the woolly seeds of Strophostyles helvola are just perfect; I will stress again the woolly :) Strophostyles helvola, trailing wild bean (or amberique bean) is an annual vine native to eastern Canada and the US; the pea-like flowers are light pink/lilac and they form pods very […]
As it happens, I got to greet the New Year by counting seeds to prepare an order; maybe it’s a good omen :) After Christmas I noticed the first sprouts on Helleborus caucasicus. They already got a bit more advanced, so this is the last call, in case someone wants to give them a try. […]
As the saying goes, gardeners are optimistic people by nature – they always look forward to better weather in the next year, better growth & flowering, better germination… I know no other better way to spend the time separating the old from the New Year than sowing and tending to the seedlings (the ones I […]
Well, the trip interruption was a bit longer that I would have wished, but here we are on the road again (see first part of the trip here). In order to beat the polar vortex that descended upon us we need sun & flowers! As I said, the drive from Southeastern Carpathians to Dobrogea region […]
To finalize the query about the new Viola I was talking last week, pictures of seeds were taken (more detailed than usual): size, surface, colour, aril size and aspect are all useful characters for identification. Unfortunately, not having a term of comparison the identity is still uncertain. So, until I grow a few plants it […]
The Seeds Shop activity is back to normal; special thanks to those who placed orders and waited patiently! About the Viola Last day in the Carpathian Mts. this summer was dedicated to revisiting a special place, no seeds collecting in mind, just pure enjoyment of the scenery. Going up a narrow rock ravine to join […]
Follow-up to Friday’s seeds – let’s go up the mountains and then travel to the Dobrogea region (close to the Black Sea, Romania) to see a few Caryophyllaceae. I’ll start with Arenaria; yes, usually not overly ornamental plants but easy to please and cheerful when in flower. Arenaria ciliata shown below; another Arenaria found at […]
A few images recently added to the Caryophyllaceae page on the Seeds Library – all species collected this summer in the Carpathian Mts. and Dobrogea region, Romania. In general, species from Caryophyllaceae family are easy to grow from seeds and some (for example, think Dianthus, Silene) may even flower in the first year. Pictures with […]