Lupine, Poppy and a head start

My daughter, Corina, joined me in the garden today and we planted some Oriental Poppy (mixed colors) and Lupine (Russell’s Hybrids Mixed Colors) along the back of the flowerbed.

These two were among five seed packets we bought at Wal-Mart today for 20 cents each. We also bought orange California Poppy, Bachelor Button (Cyanus double mixed colors), and Cut Flower (wildflower mix). All of these packets are manufactured by American Seed.

My package of seed from ParkSeed did not come today, it likely will come tomorrow or Monday. No matter, since we’re expecting a cold front tomorrow which will last through Sunday. I won’t be planting the majority of this seed until Monday, after work.

We spent the rest of our time getting the containers that will house the seedlings ready. Not much fun, but it beats doing it later when I’d rather be sowing seed.

I looked at last year’s garden photos, and I guess it was around April 8 when I planted my first seeds. I started transplanting about a month later into my newly built flower bed, on May 10. So, I’m about three weeks ahead this year, with a whole different variety of seed. Here’s some photos from last year.

From April 8, 2009: Three seedling trays next to some new grass we planted.
From April 8, 2009: Three seedling trays next to some new grass we planted.
May 10, 2009: The day I built my flowerbed, these seedlings were ready to be transplanted.
May 10, 2009: The day I built my flowerbed, these seedlings were ready to be transplanted.

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