December blooms of 2017


To get away from all the Christmas hustle and bustle I wandered into my winter garden. We had had a touch of frost here and there at night times but nothing too harsh for these hardy December blooms. I gathered all the flowers I  could find and started hunting for a big  blue vase to create a decidedly un-christmass-y arrangement, which ended up being just the ticket for my bah humbug blues.
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Cut-flowers seeds


Delphinium, Amaranth, Forget-Me-Not, Zinnia, Cosmos, Kiss-Me-Over-The-Garden-Gate, Sweet William, Foxglove, Armenian Basket Flower, Osteospermum.

 We may be Oregonians through and through, shrugging off the copious rain, or maybe you're a transplant from a dryer region but either way, planning our summer garden is a great way to make it through these winter months with a little more ease.
This year make sure to plant a few cut flower seeds. Flowers in their bright and upbeat presence are a feast to the eye and food for the soul and when you gather the blooms and put them in vases, these cut flower varieties are the cherry on top in your home decor all summer long. Besides all these benefits to humankind, our friend the Bees and other pollinators will be so grateful you did. They will reward you with all their pollinator's might, promise. 
Do go and find a local garden store with a well stocked seed-racks, visit a flower loving friend and convince him or her to share some of their seed harvest or contact me at marianna@petalpassion.net I have a limited supply of the brightest blooms in town. These and many more varieties.