Cleaning and Organizing Last Years Flower Seeds

Last weekend I went through the seed envelopes that I saved from last year (read about that here). I shook the larger dried blooms to let the seeds fall out. Then I sorted the seeds from the chaff as much as I could with my hands. I gently blew on them to get rid of…

Chrysanthemum Cuttings

I moved my heirloom Chrysanthemums to our new house a few weeks ago and set them up under grow lights. They have been growing like crazy with all kinds of new green growth! I thought this might be a good time to take my first batch of cuttings. How to take Chrysanthemum Cuttings 1. Trim…

Update: Heirloom Chrysanthemums

We are nearing the end of November and I still have the most unbelievable stunning blooms in my kitchen. Mums are incredibly long last cut flowers.  The weather finally started to turn here in Iowa this year so I cut back all of my heirloom Chrysanthemums and moved all 21 pots are in my basement…

Harvesting Bittersweet Seeds

I got my hands on a branch of Bittersweet this year and recently read about how you can grow them from seed. The bright-showy seed pods are what makes Bittersweet so unique and desirable. How to Grow Bittersweet from Seed Step One:  Pull off the seed heads and let them dry out for 2-3 weeks. Step…