I don't know what I was thinking planting these so thickly...
guess maybe I oughta try to get them lined out before too long.
('Fragrant Cloud' x Rosa carolina) X Rosa virginiana
So the maternal grandmother of that hybrid was a Hybrid Tea, and everything else is native tetraploid species rose.
Here are links to older posts about that rose...
I don't know who the pollen parent of all of these seedlings was.
... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Both the of these tiny-flowered pansy species are relatively common out in our vegetable garden. Viola arvensis is an introduced European. Viola bicolor (which I think is also sometimes called Viola rafinesquii) is generally believed to be the only North American native in the pansy group (section Melanium). In the first picture, you can compare Viola arvensis (left) with Viola bicolor (right). The second picture shows Viola arvensis with a typical orange pansy so you can see how small it is. The third picture shows the same pansy flower with Viola bicolor. I'm using pollen of this orange pansy on both of the small flowered species trying to get some F1 hybrids. I've used pansy on Viola arvensis before successfully but have never tried it on Viola bicolor.
Posted by Tom at 10:16 AM
Monday, April 15, 2013
A Long Island Cheese type "pumpkin" and two butternuts - I'm sure these would store for even longer, but I needed the seeds for planting so I went ahead and processed them. I left them in the 300 degree F oven for HOURS because I was busy working outside and had forgotten about them. In spite of that blunder, they turned out great and altogether made 14 cups of puree.
Posted by Tom at 7:06 PM
I was hoping that planting Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' near the foundation would give it a better chance of overwintering. As you can see by the three sprouts in the upper right of the picture and the three sprouts in the lower left, it looks like it's going to stick around for at least another season.
Posted by Tom at 6:41 PM