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Deep in the Lair of the Perpetually Curious Fox

Friday, 24 June 2011

The Triffids are here!

Well, an update on the state of the Triffids! The weather has been uncommonly wet this past month, which is well appreciated by the plants! For Calgary, I think the garden actually don't look half bad! First off, the stars of the show so far, Bill and Ted Romanesco Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var Romanesco)

Bill and Ted

Zoom in on Bill

Sunflowers (Helianthus anuus) germinate readily. It's really hard to FAIL with sunflowers. Sown more than necessary as bunnies and squirrels kept raiding at night!
Peter the Black Oil Sunflower (Yellow var)

Larry, Curly and Moe. Red Sun var
Salvia coccinea (Blood Sage)

Celosia argentea var plumosa (Cockscomb)
Capsicum annuus var Red Bell

Borago officinialis (Starflower/Borage) at the top left, with fenugreek in my Evil Plot

Fragaria vesca var alpina (Alpine strawberry)

Lavandula angustifolia var English Munstead (Munstead Lavender)
Notoriously hard to start from seed in Calgary supposedly!

Capsicum annuus var boliviae (Bolivian Rainbow Pepper)

Amaranthus cruentus (Tassel flower)

Trigonella-feonum graecum (Fenugreek)
Coriandrum (Coriander/Cilantro)

What it said
Monarda fistulosa (Bee Balm)

Medicago sativa (Alfalfa)

Nicotiana alata var jasmine (Jasmine Aztec Tobacco)

Ocimum basilicum var Genovese (Genovese Basil... and yes they look over crowded.
Repotted and shared with friends)

Papaver nudicaule

Brassica rapa var rapa (Turnip. I cheated with this one, it was a forgotten turnip from the
vegetable bin whose already sprouting leaves - last time I checked today, it has started to flower!)

1 comment:

  1. I love this one...Love playing with the earth at times...Thanks RH. Your blog is really a thought-provoking treasure...cheers..:)