Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Seeds are here!

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


JenningsJunk said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your seeds bloom! Keep on posting, please!!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Keep your fingers crossed--you never know when you plant seeds what will come up! : )

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see your new seedlings next spring. How exciting! Bluebonnets are so pretty. I grew up in east texas and you would see them growing wild along the interstate. Good luck!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Perennialgardener--I hope they all grow. You just never know what will happen with this wild Texas weather! Bluebonnets were not pretty along the highways last year, but the few I had in my yard made me really happy!

Pam/Digging said...

Summer in Texas is definitely a time for planning for next year. I think you'll find purple coneflower very easy to grow from seed. In the fall, I just flick the seedheads on my existing Echinaceas wherever I want new plants, and they obligingly sprout up.

Meadowview Thymes said...

I didn't know coneflowers seeded like that Pam! That's what I do with my zinnias. But with zinnias-it doesn't matter what color I HAD, the volunteers always return as pink!

Barbee' said...

I ordered seeds from them and was pleased.

I enjoyed your post about being green. Is that mint in that "wildflower" planter? It is pretty whatever it is. I enjoy green, too.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Barbee, yes it is mint and rosemary. This little plant is on the front porch. I love to walk out and rub the leaves--it smells so good.
Glad your seeds did well!

misterreereeder said...

I guess it takes some planning and work to get your yard looking as nice as it does. But the rewards are nice