5-14 Photo Journal Progress Report

It is Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time, friends.

Follow the link to see gorgeous gardens from around the world!

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8 thoughts on “5-14 Photo Journal Progress Report

  1. Margaret Katranides says:

    The Missouri Conservationist has an article on echinaceas in the latest issue. I didn’t know there were so many kinds. Do you use the black cohosh for teas? It’s supposed to be good for “female disorders,” but apparently it’s powerful enough so one has to be careful.

    • Sho'Nuff says:

      I grow the cohosh as an ornamental flower only. I am aware that Native peoples used it both as a kind of “pitocin” to aid labor and also to induce abortion. I think there are milder herbal remedies for female troubles related to menses…Raspberry leaves, for example.

  2. Black cohosh for ‘female disorders’? Ya know, a package of Oreos and a bottle of wine work wonders on those ‘disorders’. Love your slide show. 🙂 I’m not growing Gaillardia this year. I think I’m on a cycle of “kill it, don’t kill it”. Since some self seeded plants survived last summer, I knew I’d be killing it again this summer so I took pity on all the gaillardia plants at the nursery and didn’t bring them home. They cheered in response.

    • Sho'Nuff says:

      I’ve never planted a nursery-grown gaillarda that didn’t turn up its toes after one year in the ground. I only ever plant those from seed. Even though they love hot, dry spots, I think they need to be “born” in one to actually *live* in one. My experience sez, “good for you for resisting their hot-as-a-hooker-from-hell allure and leaving their sorry behinds in the nursery where they can seduce some other poor fool of a gardener!” <—I'm not bitter or anything. No, I'm not. 🙂

  3. Lrong says:

    Gorgeous pictures…

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