My Mom and grandma were wonderful gardeners also. Thanks for the article.
I too have garden mentors in my family. Both of my Grandmothers and now my Father and Aunt. And every single one of them are far superior to me in every way in the garden! My father’s gardeb is so beautiful and lush…I like you, am not quite sure how he does it every year, but he does. Yesterday he mentioned that he buries fish under his plants for fertlizer, I never knew that! Or he uses that big old barrel for manure tea, I never knew that either. So at 74, he is still teaching me at every turn. Thank you Dad (Richard Frontero), your the best perennial, annual, vegtable gardener I know! You continue to WOW me at every turn. xo
Dorian I so enjoyed the visit to your Mother’s garden, thanks for sharing. She’s proof gardening will keep you young! A love of gardening teaches us all about sharing and preserving. It reminded me of the numerous plants from both my Mother and aunt’s gardens. It’s like having a part of them close by.
Oh, Dorian, how I loved reading about Biz’s gardens, Fritzie, and Uncle Harold. That was a wonderful tribute to your Mother. You are doing some mighty fine work! Aunt Jody
If they are annual poppies I suggest you sow the seed in situ after July/August right up until January/February. You can even sow them in as much as an inch of snow. The seed will get the needed cold stratification in the winter and germinate in mid to late spring.
Dorian, thanks for a sweet honor to your Mom and other important family members. What a beautiful, inspiring garden…I’m going out right now and plant…and weed, of course. Jane
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