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Garden Plans

February 2, 2009 - 8:29 pm

Gardening starts with seeds in the winter.  Today, with all the snow, feels like the *perfect* day to be starting garden plans.  Here’s what I’ve got:

From the Home Depot sale on Saturday:


  • Peas: Dark seeded early perfection
  • Peas: Sugar Snap
  • Mesclun Salad Greens


  • Marigolds: scarlet starlet
  • Cosmos: bright lights
  • Oriental poppies: Pizzicato mix (amapola oriental)
  • Sweet peas: Royal Family
  • Zinnia: envy (It’s chartreuse!!!)
  • Nasturtium: Empress of India
  • Zinnia: candy cane
  • Sweet William: tall double
  • Viola: Helen Mount

Also pulling out of the fridge from last year


  • Basil: summerlong
  • Basil: dark opal purple
  • Beets: Detroit Dark Red
  • Lettuce: little Ceasar
  • Greens: Mesclun spicy (raddichio, endive, mustard, etc)
  • Smart Pickle Cucumber
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Spinach: Early Prolific


  • oriental poppy “Brilliant red”
  • sunflower: Mammoth Grey Stripe
  • cosmos: bright lights (oops!  Forgot I had this!  it’s a 2006 packet, though, and I got limited germination last year)
  • Zinnia: candy cane (same as the Cosmos.  At least I know what I like!)
  • Sweet peas (recovered seeds from last year’s plants)
  • Catnip
  • Nasturtium: Empress of India (ok, this is embarrassing.)

On their way from Thompson & Morgan:

  • Cauliflower: Gitano F1 Hybrid (Romanesco)
  • Datura meteloides: Evening Fragrance
  • Swiss Chard: Bright Lights
  • Alcea rosea: Chater’s Double Icicle
  • Nigella damascena Moody Blues
  • Nicotiana: x sanderae: Fragrant Cloud
  • Zaluzianskya capensis seeds: Night Phlox
  • Radish: Rainbow Mixed
  • Lobelia cardinalis: Queen Victoria
  • Buphthalmum speciosum
  • Myrrhis odorata

Yet to find:

  • variegated horseradish
  • Borage (Borago officinalis)

I planted a lot of shrubs last spring, but the dogs have eaten or trampled pretty much all of them.  🙁  I’m hoping they come back form the roots.

My first outside garden chore after the general clean-up and starting some flats of Lamiastrum for Keet is going to be putting up a fence to keep them out of the area I’m trying to establish in back- which is most of it.  They’ll have a concrete patio and a service corridor on the far side of the house as well as two large beds on the driveway side of the house that have huge old azaleas.  And by huge I mean 15′ or so.

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