I'm sorry for the lack of updates. Nothing much plant related has been going on. The weather has still be rather warm. We finally did have our first frost. Nothing really got damaged though besides the hibiscus and coral vine.
With the arrival of seed catalogs I have been marking down what I would love to have. Of course most of what I marked down I won't be getting. I purchase some seeds from Valueseeds. I had gotten seeds before from Thompson and Morgan but they can be a bit pricey. Value Seeds are seeds from Thompson and Morgan. So I love to get my seeds there for hardly anything and still get great seeds. Just on Saturday I receive my seeds. When I went back to see when I should plant them I was a little disappointed in some that I bought. Sometimes the excitement of getting seeds clouds my mind. Later when i think about it I feel like I should have picked other seeds instead. But oh well live and learn.
Delphinium Summer Blues
I'm happy that I picked these. I have a few blue blooming items like the muscari that I bought just a few weeks ago, the Columbine Blue Stars, campanula blue clips, and the Mt. Fuji morning glories. I can't wait to see these bloom.
These I wish I never bought. I didn't bother to read about them first before purchasing. It seems they can give you a bad skin irritation. And quit frankly I don't think them to be all that attractive looking. I guess I will keep these aside encase I change my mind or maybe do a trade with someone who loves these.
Gaillardia Razzle Dazzle
Gaillardias have been on my list. I am super happy to have these and can't wait to see them grow and bloom. One draw back is I like small plant... maybe because I am a small person. These are said to get 20 inches high. I know that might not be high for some but that sounds huge to me. I'll see I'm sure I'll love them even if they aren't petite.
Gazinia Kiss Rose
Oh I can't wait to see these. The colors look so beautiful in the picture! I'm starting to be a sucker for these shaped flowers. I used to not like these and prefer puffer shaped flowers but I'm opening my eyes to new things. Oh and these are naturally compact. I love when plants are compact, petite, and small. Means I can fit more of them on my balcony. The only thing is after looking at all the seeds I purchase I have a lot of pinks and oranges. I'm kind of wishing I had gotten the gazania talent instead.
Laurentia Blue Stars
These looks so pretty. Petite and tiny with fragrant "sky blue" flowers. I'll have to wait and see if they turn up sky blue fro me.
Nemesia Mello Red and White
These are one of the seeds I'm the most excited about that I purchased form this batch. They looks so lovely with the red tops and the white bottoms. I'm so excited!
Osteospernum African Moon
These are for sure the seeds I love the most. I have been looking for this type of color combination for 2008 and this shape flower. After I found the African Daisy Sunny Shelia I was on a mission to find something similar or at least peachy tipped. I was so pleasantly surprised to have found them for .99 cents when I wasn't even looking. Now if only I could find the black mondo grass. I did see dwarf mondo grass at lowes maybe I should go back and buy some.
Petunia Cascade Pink Orchid Mist
My passion for fluffy flowers will never die. I think these look stunning. Petunias were on my must have to try but I was leaning toward more towards the Petunia wave that was so popular. I wish I had also gotten the Petunia grandiflora Flambe Salmon those are such a pretty color.
Stock Tudor Tapestry
Lastly I got these Stock seeds. Yet another puffy flower in the pinks and reds family of color. These are supposed to have a fragrant spicy smell. Mmm can't wait.
Those where all that I purchased. I believe that these and my past purchase of morning glory split personality, big mountain parsley, bijou mix Sweet Pea, Silver Dust Dusty Miller, and Phlox of Sheep Phlox mix will be all I can purchase. I'm already struggling for room. I feel bad because a part of me wants some previous plants to die so I will have comfortable room for my new plants. Also I have the seedling in the peat pots that I will need to transplant when spring comes. Oh the woes of a balcony garden.