Tuesday, October 29, 2013

First Hard Frost - Fall Construction

The first hard frost has hit. In two weeks the dahlias will be dug.


 In the meantime construction on patio space continues.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hybridizing and Planting Iris Seeds

Now I have the bug. After talking to Stephanie Markham at the GRIS region 2 meeting I have decided to try my hand a at hybridizing. A while back we had a lesson on planting seeds. I did as instructed and planted some random seeds I had gathered. I planted the pot and forgot it. Low and behold, digging out the garden I had some trouble wedding and discovered the forgotten container. There was one iris seedling and one daylily seedling. This year I gathered some seeds and labeled them " X bee>" as some of Stephanie's were. Then I headed for the internet to find a refresher on planting them. So here is video for this year on how to plant them and another for the spiny on how to hybridize. Both from Kendall Richard (or Mark Richard as he identifies himself). Very nicely done! I have ordered from Pleasant Valley before. I didn't realize that he hybridized! Now I will look for his introductions.

A Pallet Growing Wall

This is cool.  I am thinking herbs.  Now all I need is a pallet.