Simple Methods, Big Rewards
Larkspur, lupine, foxglove, poppies, sunflowers – these are but a few of the flowers that Alecia Welbern grows from seed in her home landscape. She shares her tips and tricks with host Troy Marden.
Plants Featured in this Clip
Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)
Lupinus polyphyllus (Lupine)
Iris fulva (Copper Iris)
- For a new garden site, cultivate a few inches. Broadcast coreopsis, poppy, bachelor button and larkspur seed from fall to January at the latest. With this large time frame, you can add seed if some don't germinate. / Alecia says in this garden the spring annuals will reseed by fall. If leaves fall here, they are removed because seeds need light to germinate. / All parts of the foxglove are poisonous, possibly even deadly, if swallowed.
Troy B. Marden
Troy is a passionate plantsman, garden writer and tour guide, leading garden tours across America and around the world. He writes regularly for some of the country’s top gardening magazines, and his blog, Gardener|Cook, has become popular with plant lovers and food lovers alike. He has been gardening since he was four years old and if it has to do with plants or gardening, he has probably grown it or done it at some point in his career!