Keep Those Monarchs Happy

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Who Needs Coffee!

Who Needs Coffee!

2 years ago I had great success with my little crop of celosia.  Started from seed in the greenhouse, it struggled to take off and I lost even more when I planted it into The Pickery.  I didn’t give up and with plenty of watering was able to encourage several large heads to form.  What a spectacular color burst in the garden.

Last years crop was a dismal failure, with stems barely reaching 2 feet tall.  What flowers did form were very small.       Digging back in the archived images from the garden reminded me that I should give these a try–again!

Because you want more…

Because you want more...

Well, I do!
18 degrees BELOW Zero–again this morning in the garden.
Warming up from morning critter chores and sorting images from last years garden.
The Pickery sure did produce some pretty snapdragons last year!
I can smell that spicy scent now!

The Pickery

The Pickery

I plant a cutting garden each year that I have named
The Pickery.
Zinnias, cosmos, bachelor buttons, celosia, asters, daisies,
asters, and snapdragons are some of my favorites.
I’m always anxious to get that first cutting of homegrown flowers to enjoy in the house.
Can you spy the little, delicate spider sitting on the pretty snapdragon?
Those little friends are not welcome to come in the house with the flowers!