Columbine Update…

I read in a few sites that Columbine seeds need to be pre-chilled for a period of time, so I placed the ones I have, plus the ones from lblanchard in the refrigerator. I’m not sure how long I should chill them, so I have some more research to do.

I also read in a few sites and from some people that Columbines are difficult to sow from seeds. My mom agrees, and says the only way she’s been able to grow them, is by taking the volunteers from the garden and replanting them. I think I have a challenge…

Crowded and Hectic…

I haven’t been able to keep up with my gardening journal/photos/comments/etc. because two of my nephews are visiting from Japan and Korea.

Eric will be here for two weeks and Edwin for three. Their kids live here in Vallejo with their respective moms (my nephew’s ex-wives) and all six kids are staying here while my nephews visit. So it’s been hectic and crowded here. Imagine 14 people sleeping in a four bedroom house. Once I get home, I immediately help my Mom cook dinner.

This evening, my nephews and the kids went out to Scandia for one of my great-nephew’s birthday. So me and my Mom got a little break and had a quiet dinner. I was still so tired from the past few days and totally fell asleep after dinner watching TV.

I got up in the middle of the night and worked on the computer for a bit. I was going to organize my seedling photos, but somehow collected photos of my pets and posted those instead. So if you wanna see photos of some of my pets here’s a link:

( “My Pets” album on )

BTW, the seedlings are doing great. I also took photos of my over-wintered Coleus, and will photo all these along with some new plants I bought when time permits.