Frau Zinnie

Ornamental and edible gardening adventures.

'Hungarian Magyar' paprika peppers create 4-inch (10.16 cm) crimson-red peppers that can be dried and used as a spice in meals.  Fla...
  The season has definitely flown by, and now it's time to clean up after the party! While I'm only recently accepting that summer h...
This male monarch enjoys the tithonia bloom. But he has a dark secret.   I've been raising monarch butterflies for at least four seasons...
Over the last few months I have been working on a huge project, and I’m so excited to be able to share my news with you: I wrote a ...
If you grew garlic this year, now is a great time to check on how it is drying (or curing). A little background: After harvesting in mi...
Keep harvesting veggies to encourage plants to keep producing until frost. The main thing to keep in mind this month: The gardening s...
This Fishbone plant ( Ctenanthe burle-marxii ) has more space to grow now that it has been transplanted into a slightly larger pot.  A...
Lettuce seeds can be sown every few weeks to ensure a continuous supply. Approximately 2 minute read. Mid-August brings more opportu...
Make time to enjoy the flowers this month by bringing blooms indoors. The best time to do this is in the morning. Dahlias, calla lilies a...
A few days ago I shared the news that I had to cut back a good portion of my common milkweed  patch thanks to ants that were using the un...
Trimming back common milkweed to hopefully encourage new growth.  Approximately 1.5 minute read. I really try to let nature's ...
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