Sunday, July 29, 2007

Blooming the week of July 29, 2007:
Annuals: Allysum, Hollyhock, Impatiens, Cosmos, Cleome, Angelonia, Salvia, NG Impatiens, Zinnias.
Perennials: Phlox, Balloon/Platycodon, Rosa (but the Japanese Beetles get most), Veronica, Daylily (mostly done), Coreopsis, Gaura, Geranium (mostly done), Hosta, Hydrangea, Knautia, Verbena bonariensis, Kniphofia/torch lily, Daisy, Salvia, Rudbeckia, White Obedience Plant, Kansas Gay Feather.
Bulbs: Gladiolus (corm)


I finally went to Kraynak's and asked about the large-grain vermiculite that we were told about during propagation class. Someone said Kraynak's had it... t'aint so!

Kraynak's buyer showed me his stock of vermiculite: small bags that are available everywhere and huge bags probably only carried at nurseries.

However, they were both the small-size grains and when I said I would check again in the spring he said it was the only grain size/texture he had ever carried and would remain so.

If anyone knows where else to get the large-grain vermiculite please leave a comment or post to the blog with said source.

Perhaps I will try to contact the propagation presenter and see where he gets his. Let ya' know the outcome.