Thursday, February 5, 2009

Seed Inventory, Part I

With time on my hands I decided to go thru my seed collection and figure out what I wanted to plant. My aunt who lives in AR has sent me all types of seed.Most of the seed did come from AR with the exception of some I brought from my flower beds in GA. I may have cut a seed head or two from work as well. The seeds I'm going to plant (more/less) are:

Purple Coneflower
White Swan Coneflower
Shasta Daisy
Globe Thistle
Perennial Hibiscus-White w/maroon center and a dark rosy red
Blackberry lily
Butterfly weed
Money plant

Money plant? Who said money doesn't grow on trees? For those who don't know this plant here's a picture from the internet. This plant is unique in that the first or second year it flowers and the next year it produces these neat little seed pods that look like silver dollars.Stay tuned for my next post to see the second stage of planting.


Daisy said...

I'm looking forward to hearing all about it, Susie! From your list of seeds you have ready, you are going to have a lovely garden. :)

Dorothy said...

You will have a beautiful garden, come spring!
I have an award for you on my blog!

Darla said...

Oh you better believe I will be tuning in to see the next post. I have money plant seedlings up right now!!!! I can't wait to see what they do.

Kanak Hagjer said...

That's going to be one lovely garden Susie. The hibiscus sounds like a stunner as do the other plants.

Milah said...

I think I will learn a lot by reading your blog. I'm looking forward to more posts.
I love cone flowers and daisies. My mother-in-law has raised money plants so I'm familiar with them.
I have mostly perennials. I'll post about them this spring.

Elise said...

I have always wanted to save my own seed but I never have tried it. Is there any special method to know about?-
Elise from

beckie said...

Susie, isn't it fun to check out the seeds and plan. Your list sounds impressive. We've still got a few weeks here before we can start seeds indoors. :{ But Rose and I are going to the local garden center this Sat. for a seed staring seminar. Actually it will be about an hour of fun and dreaming.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susie, What fun! We had good luck with money plant seeds. Also, we inherited blackberry lilies from the previous homeowner, and I love these - they are so cute with their polka dots! Best wishes, Mildred

George said...

It looks as if you're going to have a wonderful garden this year. I hadn't heard of money plant, but it's very appropriate for these times!

Jacquie said...

That money plant is the coolest thing!!

Susie said...

Thanks Daisy-One thing I have to remember when I work with seeds, plants don't always come up from them. I'm just a hoping.

Thanks Dorothy-I'll come over for a visit in a bit.

Darla-How exciting you have money plants coming up. The first time mine bloomed(in GA) I was wondering, "what the hey". It's a fun plant!

Kanak-My white w/maroon hibiscus I had in GA was 5'T and as wide. It was so pretty. I hated leaving that plant for sure. I'm hopeful these seeds will grow.

Milah-I'm surprised everyone knows about the money plant. I had never heard of it til my aunt gave me the seeds. I look forward to seeing your perennials this spring.

Elise-It is pretty easy. Many plants produce seed pods that you can harvest after they turn brown. With others such as black-eyed susans or coneflowers after they turn brown and the petals fall off you can harvest the seeds.

Beckie-Truthfully, it's probably a little soon for me to start seed indoors too but I just can't help myself. I bet you and Rose have a wonderful time at the seminar. I hope you can take some pictures and post about it.

Mildred-So you are familiar with money plant too, that's great! Blackberry lily is a great plant. But the one thing I don't like about them is how they flop. I need to figure out a good way to stake them.

George-Too bad it isn't the real thing. Would that ever be a popular plant!?!?!

Jacquie-It's is fun to watch and see what it's going to do.

TC said...

I will probably grow butterfly weed too. Be sure to save some seed from your money plant this year. I bet more folks will want to grow their own money! ;~)

Rose said...

With the economy the way it is, we may all be planting money plants this year:) I opened up my seed box the other day and realized how many seeds I've been given and have bought as well. Good thing Beckie and I are going to a seed-starting workshop on Saturday; if I am successful at starting all of these, I'm going to have to dig up even more gardening space!

Meadowview Thymes said...

I love to plant seeds--it's so rewarding to see those little seedlings appear. Can't wait to see pictures of all your goodies when they sprout!

Becky said...

Hey Sister; I can't wait to see all the beautiful things you are going to grow this spring and summer......and I hope you're planning on planting a garden this year as well. I really hope to at least plant a few tomatoes, cucumbers and squash myself.

Love ya tons. bj

Susie said...

TC-Butterfly is such a nice and easy plant to grow. Love it! Growing your own money, great idea!

Rose-I know what you mean about finding more garden area to plant in. I'm going to have to do the same thing. Hope you an Beckie have a great time at the seminar. Sounds like fun!

Meadowview-I just hope they do sprout. Sometimes I have good luck with that and sometimes I don't. But I guess anything coming up is better than nothing appearing, right?

Bec-I do plan on planting some veggies. But before I can do that I have to figure out where since you are not suppose to grow some things in the same place.

Anonymous said...

I've been doing the same thing and I have alot of seeds to plant this year. My eyes might of been bigger than my garden space! lol That money plant is so unique with it's pretty purple blossoms followed by those papery seedheads.