and also from the soil rising upward! Usually food is my topic of choice, but during this past week I have been enticed with the plants growing around our home. Summer in the Pioneer Valley is so colorful - filled with annuals and perennials. The local Strawberry and the local Blueberry crops have been sweet and also abundant. In my last post I mentioned that while growing up my family always had two large gardens filled with veggies.
My Hubby & I continued my tradition. We lived in an apartment in a suburb and had a great landlord! He knew that we were dreaming of a garden ... someday. Well, his thought process was why wait? Part of his side lawn was plowed, so we could have our wish! Now, that was totally cool!
We grew corn, cantaloupes, squash and all of the customary veggies. I canned and froze veggies to my heart's content! After we purchased our house and moved into our home, my DH and I were raising a family and gardening was in the past.
However, there was always a place for flowers and flower boxes. Flowers are just gorgeous! Earlier this summer our Salmon colored Daylilies blossomed for a month.
deep purple New Wave Petunias. Throughout the growing season, I saved the extremely delicate small black Petunia seeds and also many Zinnia seeds.
This past week has been sunny and bright. The seeds that I saved and planted in early June (from last year's abundant crop) is now blossoming! A few Zinnias and one Petunia! There are so many buds visible! How cool is that?!?
We will have a very large bouquet of Zinnias in our yard starting this week! (I did keep my distance from the Bee.) Cardinals and Blue Jays sing in our trees, but a ceramic bird makes his home on my pot. :)
Do you save flower seeds to plant the following growing season?
We are enjoying their beauty!