Spring is near, why not plant some Valentines seeds?
I am increasingly becoming a seed growing convert. No, I am not rigging up crazy light contraptions in my home (in the absence of the dreamy greenhouse). But, to get great plants for less money, I am experimenting with direct to the ground plantings. My success rate is splotchy, but when I only lose about $2.50 for a pack of seeds, I don’t feel nearly as bad as I do when I kill something that cost me twice as much.
California Poppy ‘Rosa Romantica’, Ageratum ‘Red Sea’, Cosmos ‘Rose Bonbon’, Poppy ‘Falling in Love’ all from Select Seeds.
Enter Select Seeds.…which after a peruse this morning has me all inspired for Valentines Day. I am scheming on some sort of seed based gifts for all my sweeties. I’ve made a full list of rare and heirloom seeds and plants (below) with sweet sentiments that would make for thoughtful Valentine gifts.
It comes down to all the charming names for me and potential for Valentine cutesy-ness. Take (for example) Love-in-a-Puff (Cardiospermum halicacabum)! What a fantastic name! I simply must give this to someone.
But…it’s totally new to me, have you grown this?
And these pretty Dianthus; Would you agree, seeds are really the only acceptable way to give carnations on valentines day??
Seed packets for Valentines:
- California Poppy ‘Rosa Romantica’
- Ageratum ‘Red Sea’
- Cosmos ‘Rose Bonbon’
- Poppy ‘Falling in Love’
- Amaranth ‘Love-Lies-Bleeding’
- Primrose ‘Viennese Waltz’
- Sweet William ‘Newport Pink’
- Chinese Forget-Me-Not ‘Chill Out’
- Love-in-a-Mist ‘Hispanica Mix’
- Sweet William ‘Claret’
Images from Select Seeds
p.s. While this might appear to be sponsored… it isn’t — just a fun post about valentines seeds that happens to highlight one seed source. You can find many of these seeds and more at other seed suppliers. If you’d like a full list of great, open pollinated, and organic seed sellers, get access to the P+V Resource library. There, you can download the list as well as other great garden resources.