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.)


Unknown 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

Unknown said...

Good job! Great colour choices! They are lovely!

Janet, The Queen of Seaford 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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