My earlier irises are in full bloom, just in time to keep the Spring show going. The daffodils, tulips and crocus are done. All my iris are transplants from my previous home.
I am happy to report one of two (new last year) different Lavender plants made it through the Winter!!
The butterfly garden plants I ordered during an early bird sale in January arrived yesterday!
Guess what we will be doing this weekend?
I started two seed trays indoors earlier this year. Wave Petunia seeds for my hanging baskets & pots. I've been growing the original Wave from seed since they first came out. I also planted more of last years purchased seeds: Asters, Lupine, Echinacea, Orange Butterfly Weed, Hello Yellow Milkweed and Black Eyed Susans. The test butterfly weed I started last year, came back this year :))
I also have milkweed seeds for the new butterfly garden, collected from our property. A ton of collected Zinnia seeds and Four O'clocks seeds Val collected, for me to try for the first time.
The tall Purple Salvia and Pink Salvia I tried starting from collected seeds didn't do well. Only one Purple Salvia seed sprouted. Hardly a success. It will go in the new garden.
mid-April seeds sprouting
Gardening and experimenting go hand-in-hand.
Sandy loam is very hard to grow, most anything. I am up for the challenge and a firm believer of my long time gardening mantra:
"grow what grows for you"