I love to have freshly cut flowers arranged in vases around the house year round, or to decorate the table. I also like the idea of creating little bouquets to give to friends, family, and neighbours, right from my own garden. So even though we’re getting a late start in the garden this year; I decided to go ahead and plant seeds in the container gardens anyways. We’ll wait and see what happens.
We’re getting a lot of beautiful sunny days so hopefully in another 3 to 4 weeks, I’ll be posting beautiful photos of flowers in full bloom.
Think of all the nice bouquets I can make with seeds from Westcoast Seeds: Dianthus, Zinnias, Alyssum, Gypsophila, Cosmos, and China Asters in all different colours.
Here’s what’s in our garden:
First, my favourites…
I planted the Cosmos and Alyssum as companion flowers in the veggie containers to attract pollinators and beneficial insects. I especially like the addition of Dwarf Purple Alyssum because the colour has such depth and will look so pretty!
Now, for the hardest part — keep it watered just enough and wait for it to grow.
Z for Zinnias, pink or red;
See them in the flower-bed,
Copper, orange, all aglow,
Making such a stately show.
I, their fairy, say Good-bye, For the last of all am I. Now the Alphabet is said All the way A to Z. ~Cicely M. Barker, A Flower Fairy Alphabet
Until next time…