A Leafy Indulgence

A journal that chronicles the success, failures, thoughts, and resources for a backyard garden in Alexandria Virginia.
Added: March 25, 2010
URL: leafychronicles.blogspot.com
Authority: 45.3148
Language: English
Type: Blog
Category: House & Garden
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Chocolate Flower

This is the second year for my perennial Chocolate flower (Berlandiera lyrata), planted from seed last year. It survived the winter, but hey, that's not saying much. I had nicotiana survive this past mild winter.I think I dumped half the seed ...

Blue Collar

This is the first year the penstemon is blooming with any kind of presence. Say hello to Rocky Mountain Blue -- and I am proud to say that I started this perennial from seed in 2015. Again, this was one of the seeds I obtained from the annual ...

Now That You Mention It

I recently read that the Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a legume like beans and peas -- it manufactures it own nitrogen, adding it to the soil. Well, it actually uses its nitrogen-producing bacteria in the root zone that provide a beneficial ...

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