Spigelia marilandica has just been added to Canada 150 Celebration Sale list!
The seeds mature gradually and there will be more this year, therefore the first ones are being offered 'in kindness'.
Those interested can read the blog here:
Yesterday evening I was crawling around a bed planting Crocus bulbs when I came face to face with a little Iris dichotoma flower!
I was wrong to say it didn't flower this year. Anyway, one little flower doesn't mean seeds but there is hope for more next year. I have few well kept seeds and will produce more seedlings.
The Colchicum Waterlily matches well the colour
Gentiana septemfida var. lagodechiana seeds - ready to go
This is the perfect time to sow peonies and other species who require a warm period for the root growth followed by a cold period(winter) for breaking the shoot dormancy. If sown too late they will need two years for complete germination.
Species peonies are now in stock (maybe more later)
Hydrophyllum species: virginianum and canadense have the same germination pattern and are also best sown at this time.
On today Friday's seed - or is it a fruit? about Triosteum aurantiacum.
We refer to ‘seeds’ many times without actually realizing that we are talking about the fruits.
Should we care if we sow seeds or fruits? Sometimes we should. You can read the whole post:
Or, have a look at the short story in the pictures.
September Newsletter - featuring Gentiana andrewsii, about flowers, fruits and seeds and various announces; all in one place.
Past the zen moment, Medeola virginiana seeds have been added to the shop! (pre-orders are safely kept apart, no worry). I've written quite few times about it, including its interesting germination pattern.
Those wanting to read more, by using the Search form in the blog, will obtain 9 results about the Medeola
Out in the woods - a zen moment
Today I was packing seeds, moist and dry, nothing new for me of course, but sometimes I get questions from people who still don't know what 'moist packed' seeds means and the reason they need to be kept like this, so those interested can read more:
As well, by using the Search form in the Blog, you can find various other posts about this topic.
Just a quick note about Allium tricoccum (ramps) - the first seeds have been collected for pre-orders; also few packets are available in the shop. They are moist packed and will start to germinate somewhere in October! (reason why more seeds are collected only when pre-ordered).
Other Allium species are available now, including wild collected seeds of Allium siculum ssp. dioscorides (Bulgarian honey garlic).
For those who love the 'vegetal carnivores' - Pinguicula alpina and Pinguicula vulgaris seeds are in stock!
Linum ucranicum (syn. L. uralense) just added to the Shop!
Overheating - Roscoea tibetica f. atropurpurea