Saturday, April 11, 2015

Find Seeds

Catalogs and Online Seed Stores

Seed Potato Suppliers
Irish Eyes Seed Potato
The Potato Garden
Ebay Heirloom Seed Potato
Organic Seed Potatoes
Stark Brothers

Heirloom Vegetables
smart seed

Tomato Suppliers
Totally Tomato
Tomato Growers
Tomato Seed Savers
Cool Climate Tomato Seeds
Remier Seeds

Bean Seed Suppliers
Johnny Bean Seeds

Shallot Seed Suppliers
Territorial Seed Company
Johnny's Shallot

Sweet Pea Varieties
Sweet Pea
Sweet pea variety

variety climbing vines

Yellow cucumbers
Rare Cucumbers

Rare Pumpkin Seeds
Pink Pumpkin
Pumpkin Seed Collection

Fruit Trees
Adams County Nursery
Bay Laurel Nursery

Dutch Village
Heirloom Tulips
White Flower Farm
American Medow 

Berry Bushes
Burpee Tayberry

Hosta Plants

Friday, April 10, 2015

Calla Lily Aethiopica Large White

I learned about this flower from watching Around the World in 80 gardens, with Monte Don. While in South Africa, he found some beautiful white lilies growing on the side of the road. Don said that people in the UK pay an arm and a leg for these flowers. Upon further research, I found that they are also a common wedding flower. I think the would look beautiful in my front yard.

My gardening philosophy very French - start with the right structure. This means decided how to hedge the garden, and how big will the hedges be. I am going to have a simple straight small boxwood hedge along the property. I like hedges to the simple, full and perfectly straight.

After hedging is laid out, then one plants the ornamental which brings me to my second rule - less is more. Flowering plants are meant to be seen in groups, not as individuals.  When people put more than 5 varieties of flowers in their front yard, it will end up looking cluttered.

I plan on starting my new front yard with a hedge, and the South African white lily (which isn't cheap, but will come back year after year.)