Month: January 2007

My first seed trade

Yesterday, I received a bunch of seeds from a guy in New York I corresponded with through GardenWeb. I noticed he mentioned on the perennial forum about having seeds from his large white-flowered perennial hibiscus, so I asked if he wanted to trade. I sent him him some Lavatera, Salvia, and Japanese Maple seeds, and […]

Master Gardener information

A member of the Utah Gardening Forum on GardenWeb posted some interesting information on the Master Gardener program: Posted by songbirdmommy UT4/5 (My Page) on Wed, Jan 17, 07 at 11:38 When I signed up for the program last week, there was a huge line. Thankfully I was determined to get in and went down […]

Coldest week of the year

This will probably go down as the coldest week of the year, and perhaps the coldest week in the past several years. We’ve had several days running of nighttime lows below zero (about 4-5 degrees below) and daytime highs around 10-15. It’s bitter. It’s so cold the snow on my driveway is just like sand. […]

Ordered some seeds from Park’s today

I just ordered two things from Park’s Seed today. Their description of a new sweet white corn really caught my attention. It’s called Mirai, and they were almost breathless describing how people in Japan drive 100 miles to buy it at roadside stands. Here’s a quote: Our Director of Seeds, Stephanie Turner, had the opportunity […]