morning glories

Dark morning glories from seed

Judith Adam

My dark morning glories are heirloom hybrids of I. purpurea, producing half-hardy seeds that will often remain in the soil over winter and sprout in spring.

A gardener’s best friend: Perfectly sized leaves

Judith Adam

Here’s my leaf mulch drill: twice in autumn, I rake up big piles of fallen leaves and needles, and throw them into a lightweight plastic kiddy pool. I drag the pool around from area to area, distributing the leaf mulch.