The seeds I ordered from The Wildseed Farm in Fredericksburg have arrived! (Can you believe I am thinking flowers 2009? Of course you can!)
I am hoping the Bluebonnets I had this past spring will
re-seed, but just in case, I ordered more seeds. I will soak them the night before planting, and they will be "scattered" by September first.
I have never grown Purple Coneflower from seed, but thought I would give that a try, so I ordered seeds for me and seeds to share. I am having such good luck with the little clasping coneflowers--so I ordered more seeds for them.
My Mother had beautiful California Poppies, so I ordered more poppy seeds for her. And I am trying 2 new things this next year: African Daisy and Scarlet Sage. I know--I can buy the plants at a nursery, but I wanted to try my luck with seeds. There is just something about digging in the dirt, adding a tiny little brown seed (that looks so dried up it would never grow), giving it water and plenty of sunshine--and going out one day and seeing that first seedling! It's magical!
"This very act of planting a seed in the earth has in it to me something beautiful.
I always do it with a joy that is largely mixed with awe!" Celia Thaxter