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RE: what to do with the white milk jugs (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: gardenweed_z6a on 01.09.2012 at 01:47 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

I generally don't need them for WS but I keep them to use for my pauper's drip irrigation system:

> poke a pinhole an inch from the bottom opposite the handle
> set the jug at the base of the plant
> fill jug with the hose

Water pours out the pinhole slowly, hydrating the plant right at the base so no water is wasted on foliage or mulch. Once the level drops below the pinhole, remaining water holds the jug in place against the wind. Plant foliage hides the jug (mostly) from critical prying eyes.


clipped on: 01.11.2012 at 10:29 pm    last updated on: 01.11.2012 at 10:30 pm

List of peach, coral, salmon perennials

posted by: slazin on 05.16.2011 at 03:52 pm in Perennials Forum

I am looking for a list of peach, coral, salmon perennials. I'm in the PNW, zone 8, with a garden organized by different colored beds. I have a bed with a few peach, coral, salmon perennials, and a coral bark maple, but am always looking for new or unusual plants. Am especially interested in plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

It's a raised bed, excellent drainage, in mostly sun, with late afternoon shade, and I have lots of room!

Suggestions, photos welcome! Many thanks!


digitalis purpurea 'Apricot'
Delphinium 'Coral sunset
Asilbe 'Peach Blossom
Geum 'Coppertone and Mai Tai
Peonies and Tree Peonies
Verbascum 'Caribbean Crush' Daylilies
Heuchera coral bells
Hemerocallis - day lilies long blooming ones are
Apricot Sparkles
Bertie Ferris
Siloam Dbl Classic
Agastache 'Rupestris and Apache sunset
Georgia Peach Coreal Bells
Lychnis Lumina Salmon
Lychnis Dusky Salmon
Poppy Princess Victoris louise
la Lily Royal Sunset
clipped on: 01.01.2012 at 08:31 am    last updated on: 01.01.2012 at 08:35 am

RE: Where can I buy seeds at not too expensive but good all the s (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: girlgroupgirl on 11.29.2011 at 05:44 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

What to you is "not to expensive". I like Crosman seed for inexpensive seeds and basic annuals, a few perennials and some veggies. They all germinate well for me, just enough in a pack for a home gardener, and each packet under $1.00.

Burpee is not inexpensive (in relation to what you get in a pack) and postage is a fair piece.

Fedco is also very inexpensive - in general you get double or triple the amount of seeds in a pack as compared to other brands of seeds, and they are for the most part, less expensive. Mostly vegetables, some herbs and annuals. They are one of my favorites.


crossman seeds
clipped on: 12.16.2011 at 04:06 pm    last updated on: 12.16.2011 at 04:10 pm

RE: Where can I buy seeds at not too expensive but good all the s (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: gardenweed_z6a on 11.29.2011 at 03:24 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

Diane's is a Top 30 seller (out of 7,361) on the watch * dog website, her prices are very fair and shipping is normally very fast. She sells quite a good selection of native seed types. Swallowtail has a larger selection and are also reliable. I order from Hazzard's in addition to Diane's & Swallowtail because they sell larger quantities and their unit price is often lower than the others. They're a wholesale outfit but will sell to anyone. They also offer free shipping on New Year's Eve which is when I've placed my order the past two years to take advantage of that. Their online catalog goes by botanical name rather than common name which some folks find difficult to navigate.


Places to purchase seeds
Cheap Seeds
clipped on: 12.16.2011 at 04:06 pm    last updated on: 12.16.2011 at 04:07 pm