easy sow annuals

In mid-March, I cast seeds for Poppies, Love-in-a-mist, and Larkspur on the hard frozen ground of one of my raised beds.  Evidently these seeds need the freezing and thawing of late winter to germinate.  They did not disappoint.  If you missed them, the poppies can be seen here in a post I did on them a few weeks ago.

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Now, the Love-in-a-mist and Larkspur have caught up and are putting on their own lovely display.

The Larkspur are nearly as elegant as their perennial Delphinium cousins, only more petite.

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And I think easier to grow since I’ve never found Delphiniums to like our climate.

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They come in my favorite garden colors, and hopefully will reseed themselves next spring.

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In the bed next to the Larkspur, are the Love-in-a-mist (Nigella), who compliment them nicely with their soft foliage.

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En masse, their softness is heavenly.

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I found this bumble bee sleeping here this morning.  He too, must have found it a heavenly place to spend the night.

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I believe in heaven, flowers will have voices.  I can only imagine the songs they will sing.

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10 thoughts on “easy sow annuals

  1. Your closing remark is absolutely lovely, Cindy! I’ve been surprised to find that I can grow larkspur and love-in-a-mist from seed here, although not as easily as simply spreading seed on frozen ground.

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    1. They really are the easiest seeds I’ve ever grown. No starting indoors and babysitting them for weeks.
      Thank you Cathy, I am feeling better every day, but my energy level is very slow coming back. Still taking lots of daily naps.

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  2. I depend on many self-sowing annuals in my garden. All I have to do is thin the seedlings in spring. Nigella, poppies, nicotiana, calendula, cleome, viola, sunflowers and coreopsis. All free! What’s not to love? 😉

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  3. Thank you Cynthia. These were the easiest annuals I’ve ever grown. I guess because they are annuals, I expected them to bloom most of the summer like petunias and marigolds do. They definitely had their season of only a few weeks, without the luxury of coming back next year on their own. I think the only one I would grow again are the larkspur, as they had the longest length of bloom.


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