I noticed that even though I didn’t plant any yellow tulips last year, most of my tulips this year came up yellow. And I’m pretty certain I also did not plant any yellow lillies, only tiger striped and red ones, and yet here they are, yellow. Is there something in the soil, or lack thereof, that is influincing my flowers?
Here’s a pretty something from my wildflower mix. Most of the flowers grew up to be too tall and too leggy for my taste, not a nice mix of sedate flowers at all. Probably a good mix if you have a vacant lot your want to beautify, but really not good for much else.
My Mr. Lincoln rose is terrific–a very straight long stem (at least sixteen inches) and wonderful fragrance. A perfect cutting rose.
I’ve noticed several people coming to my blog while searching for info on the twisty baby locust tree, so this is a PSA. When buying a tree at your nursery, ask if your area is hit by the locust beetle before you actually buy.
When I lived in CA I always bought the hyacinth bushes because they sold them at the nursery, and they’re so pretty. And every year they died. So finally one day I was listening the gardening radio program hosted by a nursery shop owner, and he explained that he stocked the hyacinth because people wanted to buy them, but that they would die in the winter because it was too cold. Well, oh. If I’d known it was going to die, I wouldn’t have WANTED to buy it.
Maybe it’s the same thing with the locust tree–but really, why stock it if there is a local blight going on???? I wouldn’t WANT to buy it if I knew it was going to die. So just because the nursery stocks something doesn’t mean it’s a good choice. You’d think it would be reasonable to assume otherwise, but nope.