There is a little more activity in the cutting beds this week. I am still over here waiting for those peonies to pop, any day now. While I'm waiting I've been researching some early and late blooming varieties to extend the peony season. It's a good thing my husband doesn't read my blog - hopefully these arrive and are tucked in before he knows it!
This is my first year growing anemones. I'm hooked! Totally hooked. They are so pretty. Stems start out a little on the short side, perfect for a mason jar, then the keep getting taller and taller. I've already ordered many more for next year.
This calendula is such a pretty color. Reds, oranges, yellows always speak to me since they remind me of fall. I know I might be alone here but I will take fall colors year round.
This annual phlox is also new to me this year. These colors are warm and romantic. I have ALOT of perennial phlox in my garden beds but they are more jewel tones (pinks and purples) and very bright. It is a little difficult to start from seed which was surprising to me since the perennial phlox seems to expand grow like a weed. The more I do in the annual flower world the more I understand that annual flowers and perennial flowers are two very different beasts. The more this annual phlox blooms though the more I think it's worth the struggle!