This is "Luscious" bicolor corn, a hybrid corn, organically certified seed from @Botanical Interests Seed Company that we just harvested this morning. Luscious doesn't even begin to describe how succulent and delicious this corn is. Plump, tender kernels are juicy and sweet. The only corn to rival this was Larry's Dad's corn -- he grew Silver Queen next to Golden Queen to cross-pollinate a bicolor with the juiciness of Golden and the sweetness of Silver.
"The anticipation is killing me! I can't wait to see these ears of corn. They'll be ornamental earth tones. Seeds from @botanical_interests #corn #gardener #gardening #maine #summer #thewaylifeshouldbe" - fresheggsdaily (Instagram)
Marjorie Gillmeister: Even "Happy Feet" the Red Ear Slider Turtle loves Botanical Interests Organic Non Gmo Romaine Lettuce from our garden! We rescued him from the middle of the country road... Bathed him, nurtured him with love & fed him a nice meal! He is now back in the wild as a resident on our ranch in the pond.
"I know I picked this ear too early, but I just couldn't wait any longer to see what it looked like. This is my very first attempt at growing corn, so I'm pretty excited. #corn #ornamental #Gardening #gardener #maine #farm #homesteading #fall #autumn #falldecor #pattern #septembertorememberpattern #photoaday" - fresheggsdaily (Instagram)
Annual Each Strawberry Corn stalk produces two or more 2" - 3" long ruby red, strawberry-shaped ears on compact 4' stalks. Add height and architectural structure to the back of your flower border. At summer’s end, harvest the kernels for popcorn. Kids will love to watch the ruby red kernels magically turn white when popped! Save the stalks for fall decoration along with your pumpkins and gourds.
Ethereal Beauty: Fedor van der Valk Discusses His String Gardens
PS: What’s the most challenging part about creating a string garden? FV: I think the most challenging part is to create the right conditions inside the ball. I want it to be perfect since I can't control the conditions in the environment my customers take them to. I feel responsible if it would fail to survive so I often advise people to buy less challenging plants. It's hard to let go.