The Gardening Saga Continues

The rainy saga continues as I fight pests, experience crop failure, replant in containers, and hope for the best. This year I am spraying BT, scouting for armyworms, and using spot applications of organic pyrethrin dust to ward off the cucumber beetles. The purple sweet potatoes are growing well and spreading quickly.

What’s Blooming? Hardy Hibiscus Zinnias

Despite the pest pressure, I have managed to get some beautiful blooms this past week. I have another hibiscus grow-out in progress that I will update later on. I will plant more daylily seeds very soon. I love growing plants from seed and already have a few selections planted in the yard. The soft-leaved hibiscus has grown tall and is providing shade for the chicken pen just as planned.

Hardy Hibiscus Illustris Elephant Ear and Red Ribs Seedlings Daylily Combination

This year, after all the rain, we have a blessing in disguise with our flower bed combo of Illustris elephant ears, hardy hibiscus, and Red Ribs seedling daylilies!This morning I found a beautiful white bloom in the Luna Mix seedlings. If you watched the video, I have already changed my mind about where to plant it! The big pink Luna Hardy Hibiscus looks so pretty and stands out in the landscape. Later on, I will update more as my plants grow and develop. More blooms are on the way!

  • White with Red eye Hardy Hibiscus grown from seeds
  • Pink with Red eye Hardy Hibiscus grown from seeds
  • Pink Hardy hibiscus, illustris elephant ear and Red Ribs Seedling daylilies
  • Luna Pink Hardy Hibiscus
  • Daylilies Red Ribs Seedling
  • Red Ribs x unknown seedling
  • Luna White Hardy Hibiscus