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Seeds, Buy and Sow Them Early

Buying seeds of annuals, perennials, vines, vegetables and more is an easy way to brighten up your winter. Especially if you live in an area where winters are dismally cold as I do.

There is nothing I like better than to peruse garden magazines in the winter months looking for plants to spruce up my gardens. Catalogues are out there for seeds, plants and gardening products, just be sure to check that the company delivers to your area.

My favourite seeds are those that I can sprinkle directly on the soil when all signs of frost are gone in my gardens. That way I don’t have to worry about transplanting the tender shoots when they grow too big for their pots. Sometimes I will order those that must be started indoors, but only in a momentary surge of excitement if I am totally wowed by a picture of a gorgeous plant that I can’t resist. Like this cup and saucer vine…

cup and saucer vine

This year I ordered a whole bunch of flowering vines (some annual and some perennial) to scramble up my front porch, back deck and fences as well as the metal scaffolding of the shelf my son built me at the side of my yard. I also picked out some vegetable seeds that my grandchildren can plant on my back deck.

I ordered these seeds from Swallowtail Garden. I have never ordered from them before, but was intrigued by the hard to find “cup and saucer vine” and like the fact they deliver to Canada.

Before you check them out, please take a minute to check out my other blog on everything except for gardening.

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