Surprises from seed.

Everyone knows I like a bargain. When the garden centers begin to make the seasonal markdowns I will visit often and head straight for the discount shelves.

I especially love the bulk wildflower seeds. I am usually pleasantly surprised years down the road as some of the perennial plants mature and begin to bloom.

Along the street I have had oxeye daisies and a few wild day lilies. Last year I sprinkled a pack of rudbeckia and as they have bloomed I have been pleasantly surprised. A few even bloomed during our mild winter.

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I seeded a large path from the front walk through through to the lawn. They should be amazing as this patch is about 5 feet wide and 20 feet long.

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I also seeded lance leaved coreopsis , too. They are just coming into their prime blooming season!

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The oxeye daises are finishing up their season so once the seed heads dry I will hit them with a rake to shake out the seeds and cut back the dead bloom stalks.

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And the cycle of the seasons continue…

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17 responses to “Surprises from seed.

  1. Great photos of some of my favorite wildflowers. There’s nothing like wildflowers, not to mention to aid they gives to honey bees.

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  2. The Mystical Mansion and Garden

    Lowe’s is my weakness. The discount racks are a great place to find plants.

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  3. I love rudbeckia and coreopsis! It looks as though you have a lovely garden.

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  4. That rudbeckia is a real beauty. I’d let it go to seed too.

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  5. I like that first Rudbeckia, I’m guessing R. hirta. The yellow with red inner ring is very striking.

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  6. Nice! I am a sucker for plant catalogs. Of course my blogs name is I’m not a complete idiot. I’ve taken to forbidding myself to look at them. I’ve got no more room!! 🙂

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  7. My sister is a Rudbeckia fanatic. They are easy from seed so she always has several varieties to give away. It’s such a great plant for the South that I rarely turn them away.
    PS. Yours may be a biennial. See if it survives the summer or sets seed and passes on to plant heaven.
    Great post! Thanks for the inspriation.

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