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Fall Seed Sowing For Spring Flowering

There is so much possibility in a seed, except if you leave your seeds sitting on a counter, or in the garage, or in your imagination.

Poppy seeds should be planted now. At the Demonstration Garden ours flourished  in the less tended, driest soil. Poppy advice from the Dallas Morning News here.

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And don’t forget to sow Bluebonnet seeds.   You may recall  we promised to prompt you to plant  Bluebonnets.

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larkspur-Aggie HortLikewise Larkspur seed should be planted now.

Oh dear, some of my dried Larkspur stalks from last spring are still sitting in my garage with viable seed.  This is a reminder to me as well!

Time is of the essence.


Larkspur Deconstructed

We have had Larkspur blooming in our garden since April.  It is a cool season, self seeding annual. Another words throw down your seeds in the fall and expect blooms the following spring.   Like Love in the Mist

Larkspur and  some Dallas County Master Gardeners

When the flowers begin to fade and seed pods turn to papery brown, you can either leave the flower stalks to drop more  seeds  and/or you can harvest them so you have a stash to share.  We have plenty, so we will share, thank you.

Larkspur Stalks With Seeds

Jackie, a Master Gardener and  seed saving expert, suggests turning the stalks upside down in a paper bag to let them settle at the bottom of the bag.  We are doing this at the Demonstration Garden and will sort out the seeds  and package them later this summer.

  I am trying this at home, using a metal trash can for the seed collection.Larkspur Seed Saving Process

Swedish Proverb:

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”

Larkspur Seeds


March Blooms In Dallas

 In the garden today we clipped, potted, cleaned our garage, and accomplished a number of our spring chores.  The flowers in our garden watched us with no thought of breaking a sweat.

Iris About To Open

This is Iris ‘Frothingslosh’ -yes, that really is the name!

Purplish Larkspur at The Demonstration Garden

Larkspur is already blooming in our color wheel.

Spiderwort at The Demonstration Garden

Spiderwort a carefree, sure sign of spring.

Wheat Growing at the Demonstration Garden on Joe Field Road

We found this heavy, wheel weight at the back of the property and moved it in front of our bed of wheat.  It is such a neat artifact, we wanted everyone to see it and appreciate  it as much as we do!


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