not_a_contessa(z5b S Central PA mtns.)June 7, 2007

Williams, sowed last year, thanks to seeds I received a few years ago from Alberta, which I saved and finally got around to planting. The picture isn't the greatest, but the flowers are spectacular, and the fragrance is wonderful. Thanks a million, Alberta, I am truly enjoying them.


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wrichard(z5 NH)

Those are beautiful!! My sweet williams are just about to bloom! I can't wait!


    Bookmark   June 7, 2007 at 3:05PM
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Those are pretty!!

I don't think I ever want to be without them. I wintersowed mine 3 years ago and they are blooming for the 2nd year. I guess what I was reading about these is true. If you cut them back before they set seeds they will come back another year or more! A few of the seedlings I gave my neighbor came out solid white and solid red. I took cutting from the white ones a few days ago and waiting for roots :)
Here's a pic of one of my faves...

Started blooming on May 25th and is at it's peak bloom today.


    Bookmark   June 7, 2007 at 4:09PM
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Mary, those are gorgeous! And Vera, the color of yours is sooo pretty!

I grew these a few years ago, but gave all the seedlings away. Then I got jealous seeing how lovely they were in my friend's garden, so I sowed some more for myself last year. They grew so well last year, and most of the winter, but the last freeze got them, so no Sweet William for me this year.

Now I'm doubly inspired to try them again. Think I'll summer sow them and hopefully get blooms next year.


    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 12:00AM
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not_a_contessa(z5b S Central PA mtns.)

Thanks guys, it's soooo wonderful to have things blooming here this year, since I didn't do any WS'ing this past winter. I have been able to enjoy the fruit of my past years, enjoying the perennials and biennials as they bloom.

My one and only lupin plant put on a nice show for me this year, too.!

The lilac bushes were lush, and now the astilbe are getting ready to put on their show. I imagine the daylilies will follow along shortly, as well as the black-eyed susans and echinacea.


    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 9:39PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Beautiful. I think it should be in everyone's garden. I love it too. Have it in may garden for years now.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 10:29PM
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