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  1. Irene
    August 8, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    I love your very tall Benary Giant Zinnias. They are beautiful. I planted some Zinnias that came from the HD they are only about eight or ten inches tall. Not nearly as dramatic as your giants but they are colorful.
    I also love Lisianthus so pretty. I had no idea they could be grown by seed which will be my next order to my favorite seed co.
    Another favorite of mine is Heliotrope it has purple flowers and smells wonderful. It is an old fashioned flower.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful flower bed. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more pictures of what ever else you plant even your veggies.
    I love reading your blogs. Keep on writting.


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      August 9, 2013 @ 9:11 am

      You’ll love the Lisianthus!! Be sure to read up before starting the seed… It really takes FOREVER to grow, so you need to start extra early… but SO worth the effort!!


  2. Lori
    August 21, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

    I totally forgot about this old beauty! My Grammie used to grow it, and in all of my gardening glory, I completely forgot about it. I will have to rectify that immediately…meaning as soon as I get my Gurney’s or Burpee cataloges. I can get them online, but I adore getting these cataloges in the mail in late January. It feeds my spring fever which usually starts right after Thanksgiving! Also, may your cutting guide be used for roses? My mother has an old rose in front of her house which is just heavenly. It is pink, amazingly resistent to all rose issues and Oklahoma heat. It blooms heavily once in the spring and then only sporadically throughout the summer, but the smell is just fabulous. Think if your gilt mirrors had a smell…that would be this rose. In short, I want this rose, but mom is not parting with it, so I need to take a cutting. I have been gardening all my life, and I cannot seem to get a cutting from a rose to root. Any ideas?


    • Shawn
      January 26, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

      Lori, my grandmother was telling me about rooting rose cuttings in a potato. I’ve seen references to it online but haven’t yet tried it myself. Grandma has and it’s worked fantastically for her.


  3. Shawn
    January 26, 2014 @ 4:25 pm

    I wonder if I can find the seeds in Canada?


  4. Irén Bartók
    February 15, 2021 @ 2:19 am

    A thought…maybe a calcium supplement would strengthen your lisianthus stems!


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