Seedfork's blog: Planting more seeds

Posted on May 10, 2015 7:37 PM

It is about six o'clock pm, and it is 91 degrees, much too warm, but looks like summer is already here.
I went looking for the seed packet to see if the names of the previous mystery plants were listed.
Calendula 7%, Soapwort 7%, Scarlet Flax 6%, Pheasant's Eye 6%, Malope 6%,
Then it lists the rest of the seeds, and says none of them exceed 5% of the total mix.
Wallflower, Chinese Houses, Calliopsis, California Poppy, Annual Baby's Breath, Globe Candytuft, Lupine, Love In a Mist, Winged Everlasting, Baby Blue Eyes, Bupleurum, Bachelor's Buttons, Sweet Alyssum, Amaranth, and Bishop's Flowers.
I don't know anything about the majority of the listed plants, but Calendula and Wallflower are both listed so I feel the ID is correct on both counts. I have grown Calendula many times, still it did not register in my brain.
As I was digging through all the "empty" seed packets, I discovered several that were not empty, and a few that had not even been opened. They have been in the shed since last year and since early spring of this year. I had a lot of empty space in my vegetable plot, so I made four rows and planted some of them. Not that I needed any more Cleome, but this was a named variety (don't remember).Two different kinds of Dahlias, and I planted lots of Zinnias, plus something else I can't recall off hand. I also planted one of the empty cold frames with zinnias. That was just in case the digger critter gets ambitious. I have a metal screen cover for that cold frame, and I moved another cold frame over some of the other seeds and put a nylon net cover over it, so I should have some protection if any of the seed actually sprout.
New flower blooms in the garden today.
Tuscawilla Tigress:
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Endowed With Beauty:
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The one I really wanted to see, and I was not disappointed Feliz Navidad:
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An Unknown, trying to form a pattern:
Notice the beetle eating a hole in the petal.
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Another unknown, a very pale pink with a yellow trim developing:
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