Secrets of a Seedscatter is meant to gather the elements of my garden into a cohesive site that shows how the various beds go from raw earth to colorful islands and borders. It will remain a work in progress as the work is never done in the garden. Variables include not only new notions of the gardener, but rainfall, storms, drought and other unexpected events like early and late frosts.

The Garden:
In progress since 1994 on the site of a much older garden.
Climate: Zone 8b, sw Georgia
Soil: Sandy loam
Size: More than 2 hectares, part of a larger property
Goals: Flowers and fragrance year around.

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  1. Johng97

     /  August 15, 2014

    I think you have observed some very interesting details , appreciate it for the post. edfkaekefkae

  2. Wow – a lot of work maintaining two blogs – thanks, on behalf of WordPress users. I seem to be able to comment OK on blogspot, but following seems to be a problem. I look forward to reading about your garden.

  3. Nell – Can you change the length of time that comments are allowed to be posted? I wanted to comment on some older ones but…

    • Nell Jean

       /  August 17, 2013

      I changed comments to unlimited time. The reason for closing is that is where most of the spam comes from. I’ll leave it open until the spammers find me again. Maybe by the time they find me again, you will have had time to comment. I find WordPress unbelievably cumbersome. Maybe it’s just because I started with Blogspot.

    • WordPress is pretty good about spam. I’ve had only one spammer get through as a legitimate “comment.” However, I moderate comments which keeps spam off my blog.

  4. wow i really dig this. I am in florida and while i dont have quite that big of property i do have many different beds in many different areas and make sure i get a bloom year round(proud to say i kept a whole sunflower forest blooming right through the cold snaps). The “ssed scatterer” line caught my attention because thats how i think of myself.

  5. nadunrosh

     /  January 9, 2013

    Dear Nell Jean thanks for your blogging like this information’s and i also like butterflies
    dear Nell Jean please send me some Red Porterweed seeds to me
    because our country had only violet not red and pink if you can please send me some seeds
    my address is
    Nadun R.Albecket
    Sri Lanka
    thanks again

  6. Dearest Nell Jean,

    It is almost like being at home on your blog! Funny that you mention the size in hectares; are you from the Old World too?
    But you are so right about things, interesting viewing the many pictures, Lots of what we grow too. The Crinum Jagus does have completely different leaves and I’ve done research all over the world for finding more about our ‘wavy’ leaves with their fragrant blossoms. Guess it must be a Hippeastrum fragrantissimum and we did bring it back from our home in Indonesia where we lived for about three years. Huge bulbs. Have you ever grown them from seed? You even have a greenhouse, a bit bigger than ours.
    And a black cat… well we have a few more and now dog.
    Hugs to you,

  7. thank you for faving me at blotanical !

  8. I originally found you on blogspot and was so happy to see you have a wordpress blog, too! For some reason, I’m unable to post comments on ANY blogspot blogs so it defeats the purpose of following them–I’ve never been a look but don’t touch person!
    Anyway glad to see you on wordpress so I can tell you I love BOTH blogs and will be visit often!

  9. If you see a White Jeep Cherokee pull up in the yard one day don’t be alarmed, its only me….:)

    • Nell Jean

       /  July 13, 2011

      Watch out for the dog AND the cat.

    • Nell Jean

       /  February 16, 2012

      I’m so sad to report that Paul Daniels died recently. His wife Linda was kind enough to let us know. Paul fought the good fight and will be missed by many who read his posts.

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