In addition to our vegetables, this year we attempted to start our flowers from seed. Longtime readers will remember that I managed to avoid planting many of the flower seeds and instead left it for J. They have done remarkably well, as you can see:
|This front basket was a gift from a friend
We did not grow the hanging baskets – they were purchased Memorial Day weekend from a nearby nursery. I need to find out what the large green leaf plant is – it fills in the basket nicely as petunias get pretty leggy by August and the baskets still look great.
Originally we had planned to have hanging baskets of snapdragons, but the type of snapdragons – Lantern – really did not look anywhere close to good by Memorial Day, so we made the substitution with the nursery baskets.
The extremely tall flowers are dahlias. I have never seen dahlias get quite so tall. I was forced to tie all of them up with stakes due to their weight and the fact they were tipping over and covering the cosmos, geraniums, double petunias and aquilivia that I also put in the pots.
My front steps have never looked better. Now if only I could grow a decent hanging basket. Maybe if I plant seeds now, for next spring…..