Hope in the Cold

We are experiencing yet another stretch of cold cold weather. (boo! boo!) There is hope though! Our boxes of vegetable seeds have arrived. Lettuces, cucumbers, peas, beans, tomatoes, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, watermelon, zucchini, summer squash, winter squashes, melons, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, cabbages, onions, potatoes, and more! 

Having the boxes of seeds here makes this newest stretch of poor weather almost bearable. As further therapy, I worked on the herb and flower seed order tonight. My list includes:

  • marjoram, thyme, rosemary, greek oregano, parsley, sage, lavender, basil, dill, cilantro, and chives for the herbs; (we have plenty of mint growing already)
  • sunflowers, cosmos, bachelor's buttons, calendula, cone flowers, poppies, black eyed susans, asters and zinnias for the flowers.

This past fall we planted garlic, daffodils, tulips, lilies, peonies, irises and alliums. Which leaves gladiolus, roses, dahlias, daisies, and a few ornamental grasses left to get. 

What am I missing? Have I forgotten any of your favorites?

Posted on February 26, 2014 .