A small assortment of colorful garden additions. No garden is complete without a few flowers. UPDATED FOR 2023
Love in a Puff
Love in a Puff-A unique vining annual from Oma Miles. Plants look vigorous but scrawny with tiny white flowers that eventually turn into air-filled seed pods which contain 1 to 2 round, small sweet pea sized seeds. Seeds are stuck together in a heart shape. (15 seeds) Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed
Moss Rose- Also known as Portulaca. My mother used to plant this in the rocks in front of our house when I was a child and in that thin layer of dust I can remember seeing the plants grow and produce colorful flowers. They grow well in the sandy soil we have here. Seeds are very fine and should be started indoors and transplanted. (Approximately 300 seeds) Pkt. $1.25
Oodham Devils Claw
Oodham Devils Claw- Super long spines, some are up to 12 inches long. Plants are colorful and their stickiness traps some insects. Dried seed pods are nice for crafting. This plant can take over where you plant it, but it is easy to remove the young plants as they come up if you don’t want them. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023
Purple Devil- 90 days- Solanum atropurpurean We obtained this with the name “Five Minute Plant” from Mayo Underwood. I can easily see why she named it that. You can easily spend five minutes marveling at the spines located everywhere. Long season to fruit, but makes a wonderful pot plant and conversation piece. Plant looks waxy and has a purple cast. Fruits are golden yellow and hang in clusters among the thorns Nothing edible on this plant. It is purely ornamental. Makes an excellent hedge plant to keep anything out. It makes barbed wire look tame by comparison. Plants get up to five feet tall. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023
Zebrina Hollyhock- A different species than regular hollyhock. The plants average 4 to 5 feet tall and are loaded the entire season (even after frost) with small purplish flowers that are striped. Truly a remarkable plant. As Fall progresses, it is the brightest spot on the farm. Flower production and color get more intense as the other plants die. I call it my anti depression flower. As everything else dies from frost it keeps blooming even when night time temperatures drop into the teens.
Chickens love this plant and eat, plant, leaves, flowers and everything they can reach, hence the young replacement stock free ranged and got all my seed plants. (Approximately 450 seeds) Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed UNAVAILABLE FOR 2023.