Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sweet as Candy

I'm a sucker for a sweet surprise



The 'Candy Showers Red' trailing snapdragons I grew from seed have already started blooming! 

 and the pure joy of the unexpected.



It's a reminder that sometimes just letting go



to see what happens next 



Some of the plants I've grown from seed have been moved to the patio to enjoy the warm temps. I have others still under grow lights.

is more rewarding and authentic 



than anything you could have planned.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Tammy, congratulations to your first red snapdragon blooms! This would make me very happy, too!
    This year I am growing Sweet Peas from seeds and dahlias from tubers. That is the extent of my adventure of growing plants by myself, but I am loving it as well.
    Happy spring to you and your garden!
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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    1. Thanks! I'm growing dahlias, too. The little ones are very easy to start from seed. But sweet peas struggle in our fickle springs so I've given up on growing them. But when I was a little kid in Oceanside, CA we grew them every winter/spring. Happy gardening!

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  2. Oh, they are lovely! I've started many more ornamentals from seed this year than ever before including 7 different zinnia varieties...you've created a monster :)

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    1. Woo hoo!! Welcome to the seedy side, my friend!

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  3. The garden is always teaching us lessons, isn't it? Your trailing snapdragon is beautiful! I didn't even know there are snapdragons that trail...

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    1. Me, neither till I received these seeds as freebies from one of the companies I purchased seed from. They're vigorous, easy growers. :o)

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  4. I certainly see why you like that surprise. Happy flourishing spring to you!

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  5. What a nice spring surprise!

    What are those sedge-looking plants on the upper left-side of your second-to-last photo?

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    1. They're grasses: ruby grass, bunny grass, and pheasants grass. If you check out my So Seedy page, you can get the Latin names. They've all been really easy to grow.

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  6. I never knew they came in red! Awesome : )

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    1. Everything about this little plant has been a surprise. It's a keeper!

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  7. Beautiful! I like the deep red color.

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  8. I can't wait to see them in person :).

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    1. All the annuals that attract pollinators are grown from seed by me. :o)

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  9. What a beautiful color! They looks so velvet-y!

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    1. 'Red Velvet' would have been a good name!

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  10. Hello Tammy, I'm not sure how you got Snapdragons blooming at the end of March but well done! I like watching bees pollinate snapdragons, trying to wedge the flower open with their bums hanging out! Very rude!

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    1. I started them under lights Jan 1! I love it when a bees bum hangs out. It's a bit sassy. ;o)

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  11. Wow, I've never seen a Snapdragon with red flowers, and a very luscious red at that! Very striking!

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  12. What a gorgeous snapdragon! For the first year in a long time, I didn't start any seeds indoors, and now I'm missing that excitement of seeing those first little green sprouts.

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    1. I love starting my seeds. It's so addictive. :o)

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  13. A red snapdragon AND blooming already!?! Wow...you must be doing something right! Lovely seeing all those plants hardening off, it looks like it's going to be a good year!xxx

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    1. I hope so! I started 49 different seeds and have loads of seedlings!

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  14. Wait a minute... those are this year's seedlings? Crap I've been slacking, they look awesome!

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    1. Thanks! I started them under lights Jan 1. :o)

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