Sunday Mornings are so satisfying. Coffee. Sunshine. Garden Plans.
Not that this is the first day I have stepped outside to check on things...or the first moment I have thought about that place that captures and holds my heart...
My house is currently overrun with seedlings. Tiny soil blocks holding a precious and hopeful new plan. I am growing "Cool Flowers" this year!
I was inspired by Lisa Mason Ziegler's book by the same name, "Cool Flowers".
I have always wanted to close the gap between tulips and daffodils and the first flowering annuals. Sometimes this is literally months. After researching, and reading Lisa's book, I am so inspired to plant seeds for flowers that are meant to grow in cool weather!
I will be planting them out some time in the next four weeks, and will hopefully start to have flowers around the time I am usually direct sowing seed in the garden. This is so exciting to me!
I have always wondered why I haven't been able to successfully grow annuals like Strawflower, Bells of Ireland, Stock, and Feverfew to name a few. Now I know that it was just too warm here in coastal Massachusetts by the time I was sowing their seeds.
I will keep you posted on this new venture. Today may involve planting anemone and ranunculus, and doing a bit of clean up.
Here is a link to Lisa's book. (It's not an affiliate link, I just loved it and have been reading/rereading.)