Good morning everyone!
It is a ice covered world here this morning and not a good day to be outdoors at all. Even taking the dog for his morning walk was an adventure of how one can walk on ice and stay standing up.
I hope you all will stay safe until the ice or snow in some areas melts.
I have some red pelargoniums over wintering in the basement from last summer so I ordered these Scarlet Picotee Petunia seeds to go with them in some containers. Along with some more Scarlett Maverick and Elite White Pelargoniums seeds. What can I say, I love my geraniums.
For the window boxes I am going to add a mixture of flowers made up of :
This new Blackberry Petunia caught my eye and I thought it would look well along with all the other choices ordered for the window boxes and a few containers. We will see if that color holds true this summer. LOL!
And also one of my favorite pelargoniums Apple Blossom.
I have grow Apple Blossom before and love the different shades of pink flowers that make up the bloom on these geraniums.
I always love to try a new flower each year so I ordered some Venezia Cineraria seeds. Have any of you grown Cineraria?
I saw them one year at the Home and Garden Show and thought they were so lovely. They will do well in the spring and fall but they do tend to stop flowering when it gets very hot.
If you have grown them do you have any good tips for me?
I could not make up my mind on the coleus plants this year so I got a mixture of those seeds also to grow in the shady areas for filler. Also this mix will add some fall color with some of the orange and rust colored leaves.
Most of my containers are made up of the same types of flowers but with different colors each year. I have learned to go with what I know will not fade in the heat and humidity of the summer months in our area.
I always collect Impatiens seeds every year to have plenty on hand to plant for those shay corners and containers. They are a staple each year for me in the shade garden.
That is the extent of my flower seed order for this year with the exception of finding some Wallflower and Fan Flower seeds yet today. I have so many seeds that I saved from last year that I can also sow.
When spring planting starts I will be hitting the local nurseries too and I know I will be picking up a few to add to the containers. I can never seem go home without some flowers when I visit. I know you all are not like that though. LOL!
A few veggie seeds will be started later. I only grow a few because of lack of space and most of them are grown in containers to make it easier for me and because the clay soil here is terrible and they do not like growing in cement. Green pepper, cucumbers and tomatoes are what make up my veggie garden nowadays.
So are you trying any new seeds this year?
Everyone have a safe weekend and…