Saving Dye Seeds: Japanese Indigo

              Those of you who planted Japanese indigo (Polygonum tinctorium) in the early spring have most likely found your plants are flowering, or getting ready to flower–especially if you are growing the early-flowering round-leaved variety I have for sale on Etsy. In … Read More

The First Cotton Bolls of Fall

  As October approaches, the first colored cotton bolls are opening in the garden! This year I am growing seed from Sally Fox’s cotton breeding program, left over from the handspinner’s seed cotton I bought from her last fall. This week in my garden, shades of her green, … Read More

Fall Fun: Saving Dye Seeds (the Basics) …Coreopsis, Cosmos, and Bidens

            Where I live, the light has started to shift… the forest smells different, and even though the days are warm, there is a nip to the morning air. Squirrels are starting to scurry through the oak leaves gathering acorns, and the honeybees … Read More