The World Laughs in Flowers
For some reason, most of the folks I talk to about seed starting automatically think of vegetables. If you are already preparing to start plants from seed in the middle of Winter, why not try a few flowers too? Just as with veggies, starting your own flowers (either annuals or perennials) offers a wider pallet from which to choose.
There are lots of plants for which you can buy seeds, but starter plants are virtually non existent at planting time. Also, considering the out of pocket expense, seed starting is the cheaper way to go. Frugality is important with seed starting just as in all other aspects of gardening: if you find that you are starting a lot of seeds, consider making your own pots out of paper or cardboard; or do away with pots altogether and make soil blocks. However you choose to proceed, here are some beautiful flowers that you can start from seed that will enhance your landscape and attract pollinators while saving you money.
Ordinarily, we are not big flower gardeners. But many of these flowers fall under the “wildflower” category, which suits us just fine. Any flower that can be planted and grow with little maintenance is good for us. The added bonus, besides for the aesthetics, is that they will attract bees and butterflies; something every gardener needs. What are you flowers are planning to start from seed this year?