Roses forum: OT; Floret Farm's companion seeds

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fisherwoman
Jan 6, 2020 11:45 AM CST
The roses got a fresh blanket of snow this morning. The wonderful thing about the roses sleeping is I can attend to other business for awhile.
The photos on Floret's website are beautiful. Seeds I purchased so far for 2020 are Amazing Grey poppies and Moranga squash
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 6, 2020 1:20 PM CST

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Wow! I've never seen that website. The photos really are exceptionally beautiful.

https://shop.floretflowers.com...
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jan 6, 2020 7:53 PM CST
Nice website. Love the sweetpeas. I have not seen varieties like that in years and then I had to order them from England.

fisherwoman
Jan 6, 2020 8:41 PM CST
The Nimbus sweetpeas are one kind I really want eventually, the blue/ grey grabs me, it will be so pretty around the pink roses.

Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 6, 2020 8:55 PM CST

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The Chocolate Queen Anne's Lace is so appealing.

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 6, 2020 3:53 PM CST

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I just ordered 'Amazing Grey' from Annie's Annuals.

https://www.anniesannuals.com/...
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Mustbnuts
Feb 6, 2020 7:44 PM CST
oooooooo! Those are really pretty!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 6, 2020 7:50 PM CST

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I'm so glad Fisherwoman posted that photo of the poppy. I was very excited to see it while I was finalizing my first Annie's order of the year.

fisherwoman
Feb 7, 2020 8:22 PM CST
Annies has wonderful plants !
This is my latest find;
Turquoise Lagoon Sweet Pea ( Select Seeds has it.) It starts out pink and gradually turns turquoise .

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fisherwoman
Feb 7, 2020 8:41 PM CST
I forgot to add sweet peas are poisonous and should be kept out of reach of children and animals.
Name: Sulli
Philadelphia (Zone 7a)
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SulliO
Feb 8, 2020 8:02 AM CST
fisherwoman said:Annies has wonderful plants !
This is my latest find;
Turquoise Lagoon Sweet Pea ( Select Seeds has it.) It starts out pink and gradually turns turquoise .

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i'm growing this one this year too, i would love to see it be turquoise as that's so unusual in flowers.

I'm also doing the gray poppy and many others. I think Floret has the best photos but their seeds aren't the best value- higher priced and smaller quantity. I've also had some low germination rates which is a bummer because the seed pack is so small.

I've been trying about 125 varieties from seed the last 2 years-we're renovating a huge city garden and next season the foundation plants should be in. Hoping to use my favorite seeds to fill in while things mature, though i do have 40 ish roses growing and about 30 peony

fisherwoman
Feb 8, 2020 11:41 AM CST
Sulli, Your project sounds incredible, I hope you will find time to post photos on the development of your garden.
In Washington there is a man that grew the biggest peony I ever saw, larger than a dinner plate. At first I thought they were artificial. He told me they were special ordered peony trees from Japan. That's beyond my means, but i appreciate the serious gardeners so much for their devotion to create beauty.
Dianthus I dreamed about growing from Annnies Annuals were White Rabbit and Chomley Faran but they were discontinued. I learned if there is a unique plant I want, I better buy it before it gets away. Each year though I try to be grateful and content with the plants that do well.
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Feb 8, 2020 1:58 PM CST
Fisherwoman - oh my goodness!!! How unique and beautiful!!!
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 8, 2020 2:11 PM CST

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It really is a beauty, but it's a short-lived perennial. I hope Annie's brings it back someday.


fisherwoman
Feb 8, 2020 5:03 PM CST
That is so outrageous Zuzu, I read it smells good too.
I found a new source for seeds " Uprising seeds " and ordered a few more Poppy seeds and Nimbus sweet peas.



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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Feb 8, 2020 6:08 PM CST
Zuzu - the flowers are huge for a dianthus!! And sooo unusual and stunning!

Fisherwoman - what is that lovely flower? A carnation?

fisherwoman
Feb 8, 2020 9:26 PM CST
Carol, the Poppy pictured above is called Flemish Antique. The color and striping in photos varies. It should grow where you are in the summer as an annual, I had poppies in Alaska.
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SoCal (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Feb 8, 2020 9:56 PM CST
Beautiful, I always love poppies, but I can't grow them here. Trust me I tried many years.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Feb 9, 2020 12:04 AM CST
Fisherwoman....I have a few poppies...bright orange ones and red ones. I do love poppies! That's a wonderful picture with the open bloom and the opening buds. Love it!

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