Today, I finally sat down and ordered seeds. I've been meaning to for a while, but it's a bit of a daunting task! I really like a lot of Parkseed's selection, so I began with them. I hope to go to Territorial Seed Co (since they're nearby) and get the rest (and fresh plants picked up, not shipped) in April. We'll see!
For flowers, I tried to get:
1) plants for the shade;
2) plants for color and arrangements;
3) plants for drying.
For vegetables, I tried to get:
1) VERY productive;
2) Unusual but yummy;
3) Hard-to-find in plant form locally.
I still have much to get, namely:
1) order onion transplants;
2) buy tomatoes... at least pear cherry tomatoes;
3) find green pattypan squash
4) find lemon cucumbers and long cucumbers... etc etc.
But, this is a good start! Here are photos of what I bought:
Coleus mix (for shade):
Coleus 'black dragon', for shade:
Striped magda zucchini:
Squash, eastern delight (zucchini-type squash, but a little nuttier):
Yellow patty pan sunburst!:
Yellow pattypan squash:
Crookneck squash, yellow:
Astilbe (I already bought orange astilbe... it's good for shade):
Kale (for fall):
Yellow, creamy string beans (stringless):
Green beans (stringless)
Orange massive tomatoes:
Regular tomatoes (but very very very productive):
Purple/chocolate regular tomatoes!:
Yin Yang beans (for drying):
Purple cherry tomatoes:
Coneflowers (for drying and arrangements):
Purple string beans:
All in all? Very exciting.