it has been quite a while since I wrote on the flower farm blog. After the summer/fall season I just needed to decompress and prepare for Spring. It was great just not having to really deal with any major flower related issues other than planning for this coming spring. This fall I planted a trial garden with Angelique and Apricot Parrot tulips, as well as Pink Champagne daffodils and a Landscaper's Mix of daffodils. I am super excited about these blooming.
And this Spring, I am starting some new flowers-- sweet pea and poppies-- from seed. I am always hesitant starting plants from seed because I do not have the setup for it in our current house, but I am going to give these a try. At the worst, I loose a packet of seeds. I looked at many sites and ended up ordering the seeds from Floret Flower Farm in Washington. I started with the China Aster Tower Chamois Apricot-- a gorgeous aster that reminds me of a puffy peony.
They really have become the go-to place for certain varieties and I really fell in love with a few. For sweet peas I went with 'Spring Sunshine Champagne' and 'Mollie Rilstone' varieties. I really love their romantic Victorian demure look.
I also picked up some poppies; these, along with sweet peas ave always intimidated me but I think it is time to take the plunge and grab this bull by the horns. I picked up four different varieties: Breadseed Poppy 'Black Beauty' and 'Rattle Poppy' as well as 'Iceland Poppies Sherbet Mix' and 'Shirley Poppy Supreme'.
I started with the China Aster Tower Chamois Apricot-- a gorgeous aster that reminds me of a puffy peony. How gorgeous is this?
This week I will be finishing my purchases after I check last season's tubers and their condition. Honestly I'm kind of scared because we had some below freezing temperatures and I am hoping they will be ok when I inspect them.
Do you have big plans for spring planting? Did you do any fall planting?
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