Seeds: Flower Edition

I ordered my seeds yesterday! Made me so excited. I may have went a little over budget, buuuuut whatever I don't use I can use next year, as I plan to *ahem* plant a small, manageable garden for our current life happenings. And some of the seeds I bought are ones that will come back every year, so really it was an investment in eating healthy and local, and also contributing to the beautification of our yard for years to come. Since I am probably most excited about the flowers than anything else I wanted to share what I decided on! These are all actual pictures of the seeds I ordered from West Coast Seeds, so I put some links....this is not a sponsored post...hahaha. But you knew that. Just want to share a good thing! Enjoy :)


Indian Spring Hollyhocks Assortment
These hollyhocks are super hardy and grow really tall and come back every year. I have the odd one in my yard that volunteers every year and they bloom from spring all the way until fall. I'm planning to add them in where the others are, they seem to grow well on the one side of my house.




Alternative Lawn Mix
This alternative lawn mixture grows low to the ground and is very colourful! I'm planning to add it into my front garden bed (the heart shaped one!) to fill in the spaces where I usually have to pick weeds. It says it spreads and comes back for several years, so that will be nice! 




Bee Garden Blend
This bee garden blend of wildflowers is especially mixed to attract bees to help pollinate your garden. I grew this two years ago and I thought the flowers were so beautiful, looking forward to having them again! Not sure yet where I will put these, possibly along the fence in my backyard. 




Butterfly Blend
This is the butterfly blend , it's the same idea as the bee blend but attracts butterflies. I also had this mix 2 years ago and mixed it in with the bee blend and had a ton of beautiful wildflowers. So nice for picking! 



These next ones are two collections that I bought, the Perennial Flowers Collection and the Sunflower Collection. It's 6 types of sunflowers ranging from large to small, and 5 different perennial flowers that will return every year! That's what perennial means, so I guess I don't really have to say they will come back every year lol.  Here's some pics! 

Columbine: McKana's Giant

Echinacea: Purple Coneflower

Iceland Poppies

Brazillian Verbena

Veronica: Blue Bouquet

Aaaaaand a pic of sunflowers, but you all knew what those looked like!

So there you have it! I hope it won't be a disaster, I tried to pick ones that seemed fairly low maintenance but would deliver in beauty and in saving me from planting them again next year! I love flowers so much and hopefully taking care of them will help me to get outside and out of the house. And also bring some colour to the inside of my house as well hopefully! Can't wait. I think Anna will be really excited about it too, which makes me look very very forward to learning more gardening and landscaping skills as the years go on. What a great way to spend time together! I hope you are having a great day and have springtime in your heart, since I think it might still be winter...





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