Yesterday I got an email asking about rose campion.
I have a question...I bought my Rose Campion 3 months ago and it has not done nothing. When does it start to bloom?....Thanks DRF
Since I had planned to post about it today, I decided to answer the question right here.
DRF, rose campion is a biennial so it may not bloom this year at all. Actually there is some debate as to whether it's a biennial or a perennial, but in my garden it behaves as biennial. The first year it stays small, just a clump of silver leaves. The second year it grows tall and flowers. Good luck -- don't give up hope!
Sylvana left a comment on an old post, too. I was trying to find a source to buy seeds for this variety, as it is my favorite flower -- and I found this post during the Google search!! It was probably the 5th down too. Seems like you are the place to go for info on Rudbeckia Hirta "Autumn Colors"! Hmmm, well mine died the first year and never reseeded. I hope the searchers are able to find a more successful source for their info! LOL. I've been blogging for so many years now, that I come up on the first page of lots of Google searches. It's still kind of a neat to see my own blog show up--especially when it's the first one. I hope you found some seeds!
Time to get ready for work. After work today my new mattress and stove will be delivered. I didn't get my quilt finished. In fact I have not even started to sew the binding on. Maybe this weekend. After I go out and remove all the dead areas where I sprayed the Roundup two weeks ago (like the two big spots in the picture above).
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.