Bringing the tender woodies inside
|Clockwise from top rightL Fuschia species, Oxalis triangularis 'Purpurea', Coleus, Pelargonium species, and Duranta|
Seed collecting with the Seed Keeper Kit
I know I've posted about the Seed Keeper kit before, but this is the new deluxe kit, which I received free to trial.
It's got more helpful items included, such as a magnifying glass and a seed cleaning thingy. Having a Seed Keeper has helped me keep my seeds organized. It even encouraged me to collect seeds from the tree peony, Paeonia suffruticosa 'Ofjui-nishiki'. I have no interest in growing one from seed, so whoever would like to give it a try, I'd be happy to send you some or all of them.
|'City of Haarlem'|
And on a side note, while driving, please be alert to deer. It's the season of craziness, when they bolt into the road regardless of the approach of vehicles. The timely sounding of my horn warned off a group of them about to dash into the road from a field in the middle of the day, although dawn and dusk are the most dangerous times. My husband informed me there was an injured deer lying on the pavement of a four-lane divided highway a few mornings back during the morning rush.