Our first plant came from a very tiny black seed. There were only about a dozen of these seeds in the package so I was happy to see them all germinate and begin to grow.
|Marked as red flowers with white centres|
In another package was millions of fluffy seeds.
More seeds than I could shake a stick at so I didn't worry about germination at all. I should have though, out of a possible 20 or so seeds only two plants emerged.
I'm not 100% certain what this is but my suspicion is that it's a poppy. Anyone with me?
Seeds aside I also took home some mystery plants from the plant sale this spring. They are growing happily and finally are at a stage where identification may be possible.
|A flower head that looks like the carrot family|
|Soft frilly leaves on this plant that also resemble carrot|
These plants have been sitting for months now waiting to be planted but unsure what they were I hesitated to put them in the garden.
One evening I walked out and my what colour I found. Bright yellow blooms beckoned and I will definitely make a place for these. My neighbour guessed it might be Evening Primrose and I have to agree. Do you?
Early in the spring I dug up some bell flowers from the knot garden area and moved them to my entrance garden. I hadn't looked at them at all until they started blooming and I realized that although I had moved some bell flowers there was also this white intruder.
|very pretty but not a bell flower|
|Leaves are very similar to the bellflower on the left|
|It grew a couple inches high and then stopped|
Another shot of fertilizer finally got some action happening.
|The leaf appears to be triangular in shape but it's hard to tell at this point|