Moments prior to our last snowstorm, I ran outside and direct-seeded Icelandic Poppies and Larkspur into the garden. These hardy annuals prefer cold weather to germinate, so the covering of snow should actually help them to get started. I am working on beginning a cut-flower garden this year, so I hope to have a little luck with the larkspur. The poppies are just for fun, as I don’t believe they have a very long vase life. If you are looking for gardening tips, the local extension offices are excellent sources. I have found this Missouri extension newsletter and March calendar to be quite helpful.
SELLER TIP: Cool weather hardy pansies are available now, and will add some life and color to your porches or flower boxes.
photos: Seeds of Change, a great place to buy organic seed.