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From New Gardners Site January 24, 2010

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Vegetables: Flowers:
Tomatoes Cosmos
Lettuce Marigolds
Green beans Sunflowers
Spinach, cool weather Sweet alyssum
Zucchini, Summer Squash Zinnias, from transplants
Broccoli, Cabbage Balsam
Peas (spring planting) Cleome
Asian Greens Morning Glories
Onions (from sets) Nasturtium
Winter Squash Four O’ Clocks
Beets Poppies, Annual types (sow in fall or very early spring)
Pumpkins California Poppies (sow in fall or very early spring)
Radishes Impatiens in shade, from transplants
Tomatillos in full sun Begonias, from transplants

Gardening, a Post Similar to My Own Thoughts June 27, 2009

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This post has some ideas I have used (small plants, native plants) and others that I hadn’t even thought of (taking cuttings).


About Knockout Roses April 23, 2009

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//  basically, prune to shape in spring and continue to do so through the summer.  Deadhead as needed.  Keep the heartiest canes if you have to make a choice.

Information about Knockout roses history can be found here.


Looks Like I’m Late

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but there may be hope per this information:

Planting seeds indoors in transplant pots


If it’s spring or summer (late March thru July) and you missed out on planting in the fall or winter, you can stratify the seeds artificially. Just mix equal parts moist sand with the seeds directly in their plastic packet. Place the packets in the refrigerator (not the freezer). After about 45 days you can plant the seeds indoors in pots. Don’t worry about the sand, it can be put in the pots with the seeds.

Germinate the seeds indoors, because the indoor temperature is optimal for seed germination. Outdoor temperatures tend to be too warm to promote seed germination.

Transplanting your seedlings

When the seedlings have two or three true leaves, they are ready for transplanting into their permanent location.


Be sure to water the seedlings after transplanting. Keep watering them until they are established – usually for a couple weeks. Mulching is helpful to keep weeds down and conserve moisture.

Many plants will flower their first or second year from seed!