Summer Perennials

29 Jun

After browsing through some perennial flowers last year at a nursery and viewing the prices, I knew I needed to try and see if I could grow them from seed. Now that I have tried to grow them from seed, I understand why they cost so darn much money.  It takes a full year, sometimes two years to get a perennial to bloom.

Here are some of my success stories:


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I love that they will magically reappear every year. My goal was to make my front garden full of perennials so I will only have to weed and watch the beautiful flowers blossom throughout the summer. Here are two huge hollyhock plants I grew from seed that are now in front of the chicken coup.

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I really should know what these plants are, but I don’t– does anyone know the name of these plants?

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4 Responses to “Summer Perennials”

  1. Nikki holst June 29, 2014 at 10:32 pm #

    I think the top sharp leaf is Black-eyed Susan, and bottom is Columbine…

    • Caitlyn June 30, 2014 at 7:46 am #

      thanks Nikki! I hope they bloom this summer

      • lestarhestar May 18, 2015 at 2:16 am #

        I think the bottom one is a columbine also. At my home they are just spreading like weeds. If you get two of them then you might get a wide variety of different colors. My mom had a dark lilac and white one and was gifted a pink one.

      • lestarhestar May 18, 2015 at 2:17 am #

        At the end of the summer we had about 30 seedlings in 10-15 color variations. They are easy to take care of and return for years on end.

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