Because we have two very large areas right around the house, they simply cry out to be filled with blooms! You may remember the roses I planted last fall in these gardens. They are all dormant now, of course, but they are the largest bushes I could find without being climbers.
So seed fever has taken possession of me ~ I have poured over seed catalogs, spent many inquiring hours on the internet researching English cottage gardening. I am realizing my hot southern, drought stricken soil may not produce exactly what I long for. So I have turned to the book Jim Wilson wrote called "Bullet-Proof Gardening". He and his wife lived here before we bought the place and apparently filled these gardens with flowers. So I know there is hope.
Finally, I've made my selection. I will once again order from Botanical Interests. Tomorrow is the day. They have to be planted by the middle of the month in order to be ready to plant outside by April.
Each seed packet is a complete guide for growing this particular seed!
Open up the packet and find oodles of information! This is so helpful to someone like me who hasn't done this much before!
I use plastic forks to remind me of important information! Cilantro germinates in complete darkness. So just cover that part with something to keep the light out.
I don't know of too many people who enjoy spinach. Mom frequently served it from a can when we were growing up. It was good. She always put the vinegar cruet on the table when she served spinach. YUM!