Everyone's talking about spring. It was gorgeous in Calgary this past week-end! Well, gorgeous weather-wise, not gorgeous garden-wise. Personally I'd rather have snow than the brown dirty mess we have right now.
But to get me through these last few weeks until spring without spending too much more money, I've finally got around to starting some seeds. No veggies yet, too early. Just a couple of easy-to-grow perennials and some slow-growing snapdragons (which, actually, I should have started a couple of weeks ago). But for the record, here's what's going so far:
- dianthus 'Arctic Fire' : why? because someone gave me some seeds and I can't resist the promise of a few new plants
- potentilla 'Miss Wilmott': why? see above.
- snapdragon 'Ribbon Series' (pink, yellow and white): why? because I love snapdragons for their frost-tolerance (they can be planted out early and bloom after the first frosts of fall), they're fun for kids, and because the bees love them too...
For a straightforward article about starting seeds, click here.