Getting the seeds out of the pods:
Here are our seeds! So so so many more than what comes in a packet we buy each spring.
"Every flower of every tomorrow are in the seeds of today.." --Author unknown
And this is what they look like once they have sprouted, grown, vined up a column and BLOOMED. Are you familiar with moonflowers? They bloom after the sun sets and they smell wonderful! Great to plant underneath a window so the sweet smell drifts in on a summer night.
Here you can see how big they get:The insides look like starfish!
With spring here, my thoughts are surely dreaming of our summer gardens. We like to grow vines like moonflowers and blue/purple morning glories and seem to have wonderful luck with those as well as begonias, four'o clocks, marigolds, geraniums, pansies, petunias, sunflowers, and a few others. Last year we also tried columbine and cosmos.
I adore yellow cannas and hope to have a huge patch of them someday! Someday I also want camellias and hydrangeas!
What are your favorites?
What do y'all grow?