Friday, February 24, 2017


Today I potted up seeds. It's almost March and things are getting going! I like to start them in pots first because they might get lost in the garden.  I recommend writing out tags to identify what's planted in each pot so you'll know what they are and where to plant them.  

 I started 4 kinds of Zinnias. They are all tall varieties. I can't wait to see those Queen Lime Red ones! Amaranthus did so well last year that I started them again. I've grown Tithonia for several years so those went into pots too. I've been hunting for Euphorbia Snow On The Mountain for a couple years. Finally found it from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Last year I saw red/burgundy/pink tall Queen Anne's Lace in the herb garden at The Huntington. They were AMAZING! Baker Creek had them too. Yay! I hope they all grow! What seeds are you starting?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sweet Peas

While I'm home again from work because of more rain, I thought I'd share my Sweet Peas with you. This is the first year that I can remember having them bloom in February! Maybe it's because I was good and planted the seeds in September. Or maybe it's all this rain we've had. Today's storm is supposed to be brutal. Glad I went out and cut these. I planted about 5 varieties. The special seeds I bought in England at the Chelsea Flower show haven't bloomed yet. I hope they will soon. Are you growing Sweet Peas?