Monday, January 24, 2011

My favorite flowers from SEED!

Oh….HOW I LOVE SEEDS!  I absolutely love everything about growing things from seeds.  And my garden would not look the same without them. 
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For pennies a plant you can have a lush, full display year after year. Many of the plants in the bed seen above are from seed.  It gave me the rich, full and lush look I wanted, as well as knowing I almost always will have something in bloom in this area.
Here are a few of my favorites.  I hope you might be inspired to try them as well.  All of the following plants I grew from seed in the last two years.
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Annual Cleomes…. I have a few different varieties, and I love them all. This one is a very bright pink.
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I have the soft pink and white ones as well.
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IMG_5846Canterbury Bells (Biennials)
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Annual Candytuft ( Reblooms all Season)
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Perennial White Yarrow and Annual Feverfew
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Foxglove (Biennials)
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So many different Perennial Hollyhocks….
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Annual Zinnia and Cosmos…
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Annual Heirloom Pink Catchfly
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Annual Pink Evening Primrose
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Perennial Russell Lupines
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Annual Moss Seed Verbena
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Perennial Mountain Bluet
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Perennial Coreopsis
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Annual Johnny Jump Ups and Violas
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Perennial Sweet Williams
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Annual Verbenas
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Annual Morning Glory Vine
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Coneflowers are very easy from seed …. actually most perennials are reliable from seeds.  I could go on and on, and I am sure I left out a few favorites like larkspurs and poppy.  But this is a good start.
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As you can see, I start the majority of my new beds with seeds.
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To me it is a beautiful sight to find my little babies popping up.  It makes me want to go out in the snow and look for them today, but I know they are under their blanket waiting for it to warm up again.
Many blessing to all…. and much love…..Brooke

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