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Jan 14, 2015 2:49 PM CST
|to brighten your containers. I do many perennials in my containers but like to add a few annuals to give them more color during the summer. I saw this cruising the net. |
Hope I can fine this in the spring.
Sempervivum for Sale
Jan 14, 2015 2:53 PM CST
|Ooh, that's a pretty one. |
I am going to try and start this one from seed:
Jan 14, 2015 2:54 PM CST
|Like that! A pretty good price on the seeds too!|
Sempervivum for Sale
Jan 14, 2015 2:58 PM CST
|I guess average on the price of the seed, BUT, they sent it in an envelope with no plastic tube so all the pelletized seeds were crumbled. We complained to them. Same with a snapdragon. They are replacing them, but that doesn't really help with the issue if they send them in an envelope again. |
I hope the seeds are not to hard to germinate.
Jan 14, 2015 4:22 PM CST
|Its great to see they are starting to have seeds for Calibrachoa. I haven't had them yet, simply because I grow all of my annuals from seed. Those are still a bit pricey for my purse, but I bet if you start them early you can take cuttings and triple the numbers. Thats often what I do with the wave petunias.|
I am trying Painted Tongue (salpiglossis) for the first time.
Jan 14, 2015 4:32 PM CST
mandolls said:Its great to see they are starting to have seeds for Calibrachoa. I haven't had them yet, simply because I grow all of my annuals from seed. Those are still a bit pricey for my purse, but I bet if you start them early you can take cuttings and triple the numbers. Thats often what I do with the wave petunias.
I love love love salpiglossis. Oddly enough I missed getting seeds for it this year.
Jan 14, 2015 5:47 PM CST
|Oh Jen, I have some and some coming from the swap. I'll start some for you.|
Jan 14, 2015 7:48 PM CST
If you tapped the link I put there, you will see I bought 5000 seed for 4.99 - I will certainly have more than enough to share if you want some.
Jan 14, 2015 7:53 PM CST
|Oh Geof that is sweet. Thank you. But I've got too many seeds for this year already!|
Jan 14, 2015 8:08 PM CST
|Geof, save some for next years Piggy Seed Swap!|
Jan 15, 2015 6:25 AM CST
|I admit that when I bought those large packs of seed - I was thinking I could trade some away. I haven't been involved with the piggy swap, but I have been reading up on it and may go for it next year.|
Jan 15, 2015 6:40 AM CST
|That would be GREAT! We have a good time and get some great seeds!|
Jan 15, 2015 3:35 PM CST
Last year was my first try with the salpiglossis. I did three trial areas: 1) tops in sun, roots shaded by other plants, 2) entire plant in compost and sun, 3) tops in sun, roots shaded deeply by inanimate objects (in my case it was logs). Number 1 almost lived to bloom, number 2 never did much of anything and died early, and number 3 was fantastic...well beyond my expectations.
Just food for thought as you head into your first salpiglossis endeavors. Best to ya!
I'll be right there too, as I'm growing several different salpiglossis this year. Love 'em.
Jan 15, 2015 4:15 PM CST
I had read that they like cool weather. Last year I grew snapdragons for the first time which also prefer cooler weather and they did really well, but we had the coolest summer we have had in years.
The ones that did the best received good morning sun, and then shade after 2:00, the were fronted with densely planted impatiens which shaded the bottom 1/3 of them. That may be the way to go with the salpiglossis.
How tall did yours get? any need for support? My snaps did.
Jan 15, 2015 4:26 PM CST
|Mine (transplants, not direct sown) were about 20" or so. They were surrounded by logs, but I didn't really see that they were leaning on them. I thought they would flop...that's why I had logs on the (front) mostly shady side, too...just in case. I'll find a representative picture for you when I come back in from doing evening chores.|
Jan 15, 2015 5:19 PM CST
|Here we go...first week of July|
Last week of July
Jan 16, 2015 6:52 AM CST
|Ooh - nice, thanks for posting those. |
The other annual I am trying for the first time this year is Kochia - I tend to get easily swayed by beautiful pictures. Not quite sure yet how I am going to use it.
Jan 17, 2015 3:59 PM CST
|I love Painted Tongue, nice to see the blue one.|
Thanks for the two new Calibricoas,on my list for sure.
Feb 8, 2015 5:04 PM CST
|Me, too; love them but they don't love me I tried them from seeds last year and got few to germinate but then they died. So I'm trying again - (seeds were from trade with Woofie) few have germinated so we will see. |
Hey Geof, want to trade? or postage for some of your salpiglossis?
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Feb 8, 2015 5:38 PM CST
I'd be happy to send you some of the salpiglossis - tree-mail me