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Cleomes in bed

Hi Chris! I have been waiting patiently for a cool day in order to plant my Cleomes and TODAY WAS THE DAY! I had the perfect bed in my back garden where they will get the morning sun and some shade in the afternoon. My Three Sisters bed (which I called the “Pumpkin Patch”) had come to an end and the soil was rich and ready for new planting. They look really happy there and not a moment to soon. They have been waiting patiently on my front deck, so I am glad that they managed to hold on. They do look a little droopy, but I have just watered them and the wind was blowing quite a bit.



Thanks again, my friend. These are going to grow into a beautiful display of colour when they establish themselves. If they look anything like yours then I would be so happy!

Happy Gardening xxx


By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

16 replies on “Cleomes in bed”

Oh how wonderful! I love Cleomes! They’re excellent cut flowers, too, although they have a strong scent so you have to be careful where you put the bouquet. That color is so fresh and bright, too. Enjoy!

I can’t believe those lasted in those small pots for so long… it must have been a month at least, right? Glad I’m not the only one who does that. 🙂

Keep an eye on the seed pods, and when they start drying and splitting collect some seed and start some new plants. With your long growing season you can probably get a second generation going there — it will help if these originals get a bit leggy or tired.

Hi Alan – thanks so much for that!! I will collect the seeds. 🙂
Yes it is nearly 1month that I had to nurse them on my front deck. There were moments when I was worried, but they kept bouncing back!

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