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Fun With Seeds

I have accumulated an awful lot of seeds over the years, a lot of them old packets, so as I had a patch of garden I cleared last year I thought I'd give some of them a chance. After preparing the ground, I slung all the seeds in an empty yogurt pot, stirred them together, and sprinkled them over the garden, except for the Sunflower and the Nasturtium seeds, which I sowed in shallow drills at te edges. Raked it over, watered it, and now I shall wait and see if anything other than weeds comes up.

Here's what I sowed, a mix of annual and perennials:

1. Annual Cut Flowers Mixed
2. Antirrhinum Magic Carpet Mixed
3. Aquilegia ‘Alchemists Mix’
4. Aquilegia Alpina Blue
5. Aquilegia Vulgaris Magpie
6. Aster Milady Mixed
7. Aster Moraketa
8. Aster Ostrich Plume Mixed (2)
9. Candytuft Dwarf Fairyland Mixed
10. Candytuft Fairy Mixed
11. Chrysanthemum Golden Fleck
12. Chrysanthemum Multicale
13. Cineraria Maritima Cirrus
14. Container Mixture
15. Convolvulus Minor Mixed
16. Cornflower Mixed
17. Cornflower Polka Dot Mixed
18. Cosmea Express
19. Dahlia Dwarf Double Mixed
20. Dianthus Brilliancy
21. Dianthus Caryopyllus Knight Series White
22. Dianthus Double Gaiety Mixed
23. Dianthus Twinkletoes Mixed
24. Echium Dwarf Bedding Mixed
25. Erigeron ‘Orange Fizz’
26. Erinus Alpinus Mixed
27. Eryngium  PCH 268
28. Eschscholzia Dalli
29. Eschscholzia Monarch Art Shades
30. Evening Primrose
31. Everlasting Flower Mixed (2)
32. Garden Pinks Spring Beauty
33. Godetia Dwarf Mixed
34. Gypsophila Monarch White
35. Heliophila Longifolia Blue Bird
36. Heuchera Palace Purple
37. Ipomoea Heavenly Blue
38. Larkspur Giant Imperial
39. Lavatera Silver Cup
40. Leptosiphon Rainbow Mixture
41. Mixed Annuals (2)
42. Mixed Cottage Garden
43. Nasturtium Double Gleam Hybrids Mixed (2)
44. Nasturtium Roulette Mixed
45. Nasturtium Tom Thumb Mixed
46. Nigella ‘Miss Jekyll Blue’
47. Nigella Persian Jewels Mixed
48. Night Scented Stock (2)
49. Pansy Large Flowered Mixed
50. Pansy Reveille Lilac F1
51. Pansy Winter Flowering Mixed
52. Poached Egg Plant
53. Polemonium Caeruleum Album (Jacob’s Ladder)
54. Polemonium Caeruleum Blue (Jacob’s Ladder)
55. Poppy Paeony Flowered Mixes
56. Potentilla Lutea
57. Potentilla Megalantha
58. Primula Malacoides Supreme Mixed
59. Pyrethrums Robinson’s Single Mixed
60. Red Cross Free Seeds
61. Rock And Alpine Flowers Mixed
62. Rock Rose Mixed
63. Scabious Tall Double Mixed
64. Semiaquilegia Adoxoides
65. Setaria Italica (Ornamental Grass)
66. Shasta Daisy ‘Alaska’
67. Shirley Poppy Single Mixed
68. Silene Schafta
69. Silene Sucksdorphii
70. Splash Of Pink Mixed Annuals (2)
71. Stachys Lanata
72. Stardust French Hybrids (Leptosiphon)
73. Stock Ten Week Dwarf Mixed
74. Stock Ten Week Large Mixed
75. Sunflower Giant
76. Sunflower Tall Single
77. Viola ‘Freckles’
78. Wallflower ‘Fire King’
79. Wallflower Single Mixed (2)
80. Wallflower Tom Thumb Mixed
81. Wildflower Collection
82. Zinnia Allsorts


I did see something with feathery leaves in one of the beds today so that gives me hope. We will probably pull some of the sunflowers so they don't take over the garden.

I planted marigolds with my tomatoes today and also put a few petunias in planter boxes.

Wisteria was going to kill that live oak but my friend didn't believe me. Someone else lived at that house the last time I was in Florida so I don't know which of the two survived, the wisteria or the oak.

Ivy is tenacious stuff!
Oooh, feathery sounds interesting!

Companion planting ftw! I used to have marigolds with my tomatoes too. I like petunias.

The Wisteria probably won unless the new owners cut it down.

Tell me about it! The stuff is everywhere.
Mom's seeds are starting to come up (either jack beans or moon flowers, she's not sure which).

We've discovered tomatoes also love daylilies. They grow very well together.

The wisteria would win and destroy the oak tree. I still love wisteria though. There were some gorgeous vines at the Kanapaha State Park that covered an arch about 20 feet high - various colors, too.
Yay! Mayb it's some of each!

I've never tried growing daylilies with tomatoes, but then I've only ever had one daylily.

I think Wisteria is fine as long as it's not growing up something living.

Sounds glorious!
I hope so! I really love the moonflowers. Jackbeans are nice, but moonflowers are gloriously impressive and smell nice.

I love daylilies, irises, and tulips. And we stuck some tomatoes in the daylily bed and...the tomatoes went nuts.

Wisteria - agreed. Also, check out the Bing homepage - either today or yesterday was a huge arch of multi-colored wistera! So pretty!
I just love the sound of moonflowers, I'll have to google them.

Hope you got lots of fruit from the tomatoes.

I have seedlings coming up in my patch! I know some might be weeds, I already pulled some that were definitely docks, I pulled a lot of Dock plants out of the patch when I cleared it last year so there are bound to be a lot of seeds in there, but there are a lot on tiny seedlings coming up! Now to wait and see if I can identify any of them as they grow =D

They're too small to photograph just yet.
They are just lovely! But there's always something striking about white flowers.

I do, too. I am trying to refrain from purchasing any more because I'm about out of space for them, unless I dig up some of the (extra) dayliles/irises.

Yay for seedlings! I am trying to figure out what I've got that's weeds in my garden. I know the grass is - it creeps in from the neighbor's yard.
White flowers are wonderful, especially at night. They glow. I'm partial to yellow flowers though.

I think I'd keep the daylillies and Iris, I'm sure the tomatoes will fruit well.

I'm so excited! It'll be such fun trying to figure out what they are. Just make sure you're something is a weed before you pull it up!
Yellow is my favorite color. I have some gorgeous yellow irises, though I don't like yellow daylilies as much. Do you have four o'clocks? I love yellow four o'clocks - and tie-dye four o-clocks.

Oh, yes! We have a lot of frond-y, fringe-y things coming up now from the wildflower seeds I tossed down.

Mine too, although it looks terrible on me so I don't get to wear yellow unless it's trousers or a skirt.

Wow, they're gorgeous! No, sadly I don't have any of those but I'll make a note for future growing. Definitely something I'd like to have in the garden.

Frond-y and fringe-y sounds fascinating! The weather's been so chilly here the last 10 days or so mine haven't advanced beyond seed leaves yet. Next week should be a bit warmer, I hope.
I have been told I look best in (a) Bright Blue, (b) Royal Purple and (c) Teal. I still wear screaming, see you coming around the corner yellow, 'cause it's my favorite color!

I need to plant four o'clocks here. I had all sorts of colors in Florida. My BFF would go looking for them, collect seeds, grow them, then plant the bulbs in my yard.

Mom and I were eyeing the fringe-y/frond-y things today when we came home. She thought she saw a baby zinnia. I found a volunteer tomato - bringing the tomato count up to 17. :D
I wear mostly blue, black, red, and pink, all colours I like, but sunshine yellow is the most cheerful colour there is.

Shame you couldn't have taken them with you. they're a gorgeous splash of multicolour.

Zinnias are gorgeous, and yay for the tomato! My seedlings are still too small to identify, but there are more of them and one looks like grass... I did sow a pack of ornamental grass seeds so I must remember not to pull it up as a weed...
I like black, too; and have some neat shades of browns (they make my eyes pop and brighten my skin tone). For work, I have a lot of blue t-shirts - disappointed that the company doesn't use the YELLOW for their logo for t-shirts often enough.

I wanted to take a lot of stuff with me that got left behind in Florida.

My irises are popping open now and I'm so excited. I need to replant one of my Siberian irises as it's not getting the light it needs. It has never bloomed in about three years now.
Black is so very versatile, and it goes with everything. I used to wear a lot of brown, but less these days.

That's the trouble with moving, especially over a long distance. You can only transport so much stuff.

Yay! Bet they're a beautiful sight.
I am very fond of black. :D

I left far too much in Florida when I moved.

They are!