March 8 column: Annual flowers
Here is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: Annual varieties add floral pop. Just as I did a column last week on the newest veggie varieties, I talk about the newest annual flowers for 2015 in today’s column. After all, I didn’t want to neglect my fellow flower-lovers out there!
If you live in the Spokane area, remember that Northwest Seed & Pet carries a huge selection of seeds, including most of these brands, so be sure to visit them.
And as promised, here are photos of each of the flowers I featured in my column. Aren’t these annual flowers just luscious?
|‘Milky Way’ morning glory – Photo courtesy of Natural Gardening Company|
|‘Little Firebirds’ nasturtium – Photo courtesy of Renee’s Garden|
|‘Phoenix’ nasturtium – Photo courtesy of Burpee|
|‘Twinkles Dwarf Mix’ phlox – Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds|
|‘Florist Pepperbox’ poppy – Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds|
|‘Madame Butterfly’ snapdragon – Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Selected Seeds|
|‘Coconut Ice’ sunflower – Photo courtesy of Cook’s Garden|
|‘Ruby’ sunflower – Photo courtesy of Natural Gardening Company|
|‘Belinensis Red Yellow’ sweet pea – Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds|
|‘Dancing Girls’ zinnia – Photo courtesy of Burpee|
Online seed sources for the above varieties:
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, rareseeds.com
- Burpee, burpee.com
- Cook’s Garden, cooksgarden.com
- Johnny’s Selected Seeds, johnnyseeds.com
- Natural Gardening Co., naturalgardening.com
- Renee’s Garden Seeds, reneesgarden.com