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Wintersowed last year, looking good this year!

Posted by lindakimy 8 SC Midlands (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 29, 08 at 9:30

Since very few people have a chance to see my garden I'd like to show you a few things that are doing well.

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Gold alyssum and blue flax wintersowed last year. These plants were not very impressive last year but I'm loving them now!
The bachelor buttons and shasta daisies in back (no blooms visible in this photo) were also wintersowed.

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More flax in front of one of the clumps of daisies that are really getting big this year. There are some ws asters in there someplace that are just going to have to fight it out with the Shastas. The dianthus wasn't ws but I love how it lights up the beds.

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Oxeye daisies with spanish lavender.

Thanks for visiting my garden!


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RE: Wintersowed last year, looking good this year!

oh so lovely!
Thanks for sharing your gardens so we can visit them! I am so impatient for blooms but many things are coming along nicely this spring so I know it won't be long!


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  • Posted by pvick z6B NYC (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 29, 08 at 23:19

Linda - it's all so pretty!

The blue flax is so delicate looking - that's one that I can't get to germinate for the life of me! Hehehe ... must be bad seed!

Love the gold alyssum, too; the best, though, is the oxeye daisies and spanish lavender. They look like they just "happened" in that spot - gorgeous!

PV


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Just lovely!


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RE: Wintersowed last year, looking good this year!

linda - loved your photos - especially the flax which I never seem to get right...

I also did the same gold alyssum and last year was just foliage and this year beautiful yellow blooms. Don't you just love that plant???

Thanks

Carrie


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RE: Wintersowed last year, looking good this year!

Carrie, I so do! It's a good thing I can't find any more seed for it or I'd be spreading it all over the garden. It is fantastic. Love the foliage too...kinda blue-green and very soft looking.

Thank you all so much for your comments. As I said, hardly anyone sees my garden and it is so nice to get some feedback.

The flax just happened. A packet of seeds from Walmart and boom. Last year they didn't look so great - all floppy and sparse blooms. But this year they are magnificent. I am really loving them.


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  • Posted by bakemom z6 Central Ohio (My Page) on
    Fri, May 2, 08 at 13:23

Alyssum seed is easy to harvest, but you have a short window to do it in, otherwise it drops. I love it too and harvest tons for giveaways.


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RE: Wintersowed last year, looking good this year!

Your gardens look beautiful. Great combinations. Thanks for sharing your photos.

My garden in just starting to look alive with plants pushing through the soil.
Have a few daffodils adding bright yellow to go along with the green. It is always amazing how such little bits in the spring turn into lush blooms in the summer/fall.


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