gardening, Sustainable Living

More Poor Success​: Flowers Update

Among the vegetable container bins, we used a few for flowers this year. Thanks to the following two packages that did not come up, we’ve reseeded that empty bin with more turnip seeds.

IMG_7824

On the side of Mom’s house, we also tried to plant the following package of flower seeds, but they did not come up either.

IMG_7823

The following pictures are of Benary’s Giant Zinnia’s flowers which are doing really well both in a bin at Mom’s and in a bed in front of Grandma’s house. Because they have not flowered yet, I’ve included a picture of what they should look like from the Seed Savers website where we purchased them.

IMG_7786

IMG_7827

0841-benarys-giant-zinnia-flower

They are going to be gorgeous when they do flower!

Pansies:

IMG_7796IMG_7797

Two types of Clematis blooms ready to blossom as well as multiple buds ready to bloom as well….

IMG_7801IMG_7804IMG_7803IMG_7802

Johnny Jump Ups:

IMG_7807IMG_7805

Lilly:

IMG_7812

Matthiola:

IMG_7799

These were planted from seed too and we’re unsure as to how big they will get or what they will look like. We have lost the seed package and a google search shows them looking like this….

stock-photo-purple-single-stock-matthiola-incana-or-hoary-stock-a-species-of-flowering-plant-in-the-genus-484293067

I can’t say that our plants coming up look like this, but we will see.

Grandma’s Lavender:

IMG_7832

We’re calling the flower gardens a poorer success because only 50% of the flower seeds we planted are coming up.  The rest of the flowers that are doing so well, have been established for 2+ years now and belong either to Mom or Grandma and can’t really be counted as part of our successes.

Bring on the Bees!

 

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s