Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Annual Flowers from Seed

Today I planted an old-fashioned mix of annual flowers.

I just hate putting nursery transplants in the ground. In perhaps half the time, I broadcast seed from 8 packets of Ferry-Morse spring annuals into my small front bed.

And, I did it with a heavy hand. After all, this is Texas, and I can't imagine that all of the 16 seed types mentioned on the packet will germinate.

I suspect that the zinnias, cosmos, and marigolds will win out over the poppies, bachelor buttons, and strawflowers.

And, frankly, I have never heard of godetia, clarkia, and gypsophila. Off to Google Images to look these up!

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