On Monday, I was overtaken with seed madness. I had just finished planting the school vegetable garden (more on that later once the pictures get downloaded) and I came home all covered in dirt. What else can I do, as long as I'm already dirty? Anything to plant?
I wonder if other gardeners are like me that they buy random seeds, or are given them by kind gardening friends, and they sit in the drawer awaiting the right time to plant them?
I opened a drawer in my gardening cabinet and saw all the wondrous seeds that have been hiding there, awaiting the infamous "after last frost" period of the year when seeds can go in. I carried them all to the backyard and began to spread them around. In my seed madness, I planted the following:
Cosmos Bright Lights
Aster Totem Pole Mix
Dianthus Double Gaiety
Scabiosa Tall Double Giant Imperial
Cornflower Jubilee Gem
Marigold Sweet n' Yellow
Morning Glory Crimson Rambler
Many of these came from seed packets that get brought to Master Gardner meetings and are up for grabs, so I have no idea how many of them will do in my conditions or their quality. But a gardening girl can't pass up free seeds, can she?
Now my problem is distinguishing what little seedlings coming up are weeds versus plants I'm not familiar with. I fear I have been pulling up some of the seedlings from Zanthan's Larkspur seeds that she passed on to me last year, thinking they were weeds. Looked up pictures of those this morning so I would be more familiar next time I am out weeding and can leave them be. Poppies? I am afraid I can't tell the difference between poppy seedlings and thistle weeds. Plus, I think I have a few kinds of poppy seeds planted (I went on a bit of a poppy binge) so they don't all look alike.
God help me after this rain, when things are going to start sprouting like mad..