Six on Saturday - August 1, 2020
As a child I loved August, my birthday month.
It was a month of family vacations, with school still a month away.
So, it's August, and hot, and the garden loves it!
Today's Six will be catching up on some propagation done earlier in the year.
And, speaking of propagation, Six on Saturday is hosted by none other than The Propagator himself!
1 - Baptisia, false or wild indigo
Two thriving plants grown from seed this past winter (wintersowing milk jugs). You can really tell they are legume family members by their leaves, can't you?
2 - Lavender
I have not had much success growing lavender from seed, but these three grew from a 25 cent pack from the Dollar Tree! Wintersown again. It's True, the common or English lavender said to be the most fragrant.
3 - Daylilies
Eight lovely daylilies grown (yes, wintersown!) from seeds I gathered at the library downtown!
They may not bear true (which would make them lemon yellow), but they're daylilies, and I grew them from seed, so I'm happy! The seeds I gathered from my own daylilies did not germinate.
4 - Over-grown Mess?
The terracotta planter is bursting with one sedum 'Angelina' and two garden thymes.
All were wintersown. The thyme seeds were more 25 cent seeds from the Dollar Tree.
The sedum seeds were purchased two years ago. No success last year, but this year wintersowing them did the trick! It's taking on the yellow hue it is supposed to have.
5 - Hens and Chicks
These were also grown from last year's seeds. I am pleased to see there are at least two kinds of hens in this particular planting. More 'Angelina' above them. It surprised me how quickly both the sedum and the hens and chicks grew once they got going. They were nearly microscopic at first and so fragile and tender I didn't think they'd make it.
6 - Basil
If you have read previous posts, or my now in hiatus Instagram, you know I am a failure at growing basil. I won packets of quite a few varieties, which were planted in new soil in new containers (three tiered), as well as sprinkled in beds. This is the result. I tell you, I cannot grow basil! In beds... in containers... started indoors... direct sowed...
I am not sure which this is, the label disappeared. It's too spicy for my taste though, not a basil-y basil taste.
Enjoy your weekend, and keep those masks on!
They DO make a difference!