Friday, June 19, 2009

Small Success

I'm so happy! I started these little impatiens, 'Tempo Apricot', from seed this year and they're finally blooming.
I know for a lot of gardeners growing impatiens from seed is easy, but not for me. I've tried them before without any luck. I'm glad I tried again this year.

They're small but they're cute and they look nice in the shade garden.

Next year I'll try growing fuschias from seed.

This week I also had my first petunias bloom from seed.

Note to self: start seeds earlier next year.
(I knew that already but I allow the annual yurt trip to interrupt my seed starting.)


RainGardener said...

Victoria good for you. Ya kept trying! And they look sooooooooo good. I did too and haven't been that lucky so I don't know if I will again.

Dirt Princess said...

Growing seeds is not easy, maybe if you have a green house. Next year I want one of those stand up greenhouses that zip up like Outside In has

Rosemary said...

Way to go I call this a big success!

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

So interesting to see flowers so big, as big as the pot itself....

I guess everybody got to go through it, that nothing come out from seeds ... We try again and again.

~ bangchik

Nat said...

Good job! Great colour choices! They are lovely!

Janet said...

Love the new photo at the top of your blog. That deep purple petunia is wonderful!! I have impatiens all over the place...augh.

Kathleen said...

Anything grown from seed is twice as nice! Congrats on your success. I think that's a lesson for all of us to keep trying, right?

Connie said...

Doesn't it make you feel good to successfully raise such a pretty plant from a tiny seed? I grew impatiens from seed one year, but now I just buy a couple of 4 packs as I just use them in a few containers.
I have grown petunia from seed for many, many years as I can't buy my favorites in any nursery.
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