I'm always a bit later than I want to be with sowing seeds. It's been a busy time, and this weekend is the first opportunity to get my winter/spring flowers into their nursery pots. Here's what I'm planting today: Alyssum, calendula, geraniums, nasturtiums, poppies (maybe), sunflowers (worth a shot-small-flowered ones, only), pansies (star of my winter garden, so easy from seed), and maybe snapdragons. I've grown snaps for so many years now that I get hundreds of volunteers popping up all winter. But if I start some short-cycle ones now, I might actually get blooms by December or so.
I could plant petunias, too, but I hate them. So I won't.
If I can find some stock (Matthiola) at Lowes, I'll plant those, too. I forgot to order them. They're easy to grow, and I've had some success with them in the past.
I don't bother with seeds for foxgloves and larkspur. I just by bedding plants when they finally appear at the nursery.
Oh, and my latest Burpee flower order:
|32052A||MARIGOLD BOY YELLOW||2.00|
|36012A||COSMOS PIED PIPER RED||1.00|
|36392A||COSMOS SEASHELLS MIX||1.00|
|31518A||ALYSSUM ROSIE O'DAY||1.00|
|40085A||GERANIUM FLOREVER RED||1.00|
|49405A||CALENDULA PACIFIC BEAUTY MIX ORGANIC||1.00|
|33015A||PANSY ATLAS MIX||1.00|
|36115A||HELENIUM DAKOTA GOLD||1.00|
|48095A||ZINNIA RASPBERRY LEMONADE MIX||1.00|
|32672A||ZINNIA PINWHEEL MIX||1.00|
adding... super sugar snap peas, too.