This was the first Saturday in quite a while that I have not had something to do..or somewhere to be. That made it the perfect day to go through my seed box and get out in the garden and plant some seeds!
The first thing I did after deciding which seeds to plant is make plant markers out of popsicle sticks. I have such a hard time remembering what I plant where..these work great as little reminders.
Trading seeds is so much fun. I have little seed packets from Racquel the Perennial Garden Lover, and Tina from In The Garden. Three of my friends from work have given me seeds (thank you Carlina, Mary and Pat!) One of the best parts of gardening is sharing what you love with other gardeners.
So, time to plant. Remember this bed? It's where the lantana grew last year. I decided I want it to be my perennial cutting garden. This is what I planted in this bed: cleome, solidago (fireworks), datura, clasping coneflowers, purple coneflowers and zinnias. I also planted purple coneflowers in several other beds. They are one of my favorites.
I planted mexican hat and clasping coneflowers in the wildflower garden, and forget-me-nots in the back bed that gets some shade.
I planted moss rose and yellow 4 o'clocks in pots; and in this pretty pot I planted hyacinth bean. See the trellis--I am prepared for it to climb!
I watered them in and thought good thoughts about each one! (you talk to your plants too, don't you!)
My seed box is still full of seeds I will plant later in the spring-we are never done are we? There will always be another seed to plant, another flower to grow. I LOVE gardening!!
"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!"