If you follow gardening blogs it seems they are broken down into a few groups: Edible, Flowers, Homestead. I think the edible part of gardening I’m getting the hang of. Homesteading isn’t going to happen. I have pioneer blood but it enjoys air conditioning along with me. I’m simply too much of a whiner to be a homesteader. That leaves the flowers group. This evening as I cut some flowers to use as bouquets, I determined that I need more flowers in the garden. So in addition to this being the Year of Corn in the garden, I will now try to incorporate more flowers into the landscape. I mean try to pack spaces with blooming plants. Nothing too difficult or fussy will do. I’m going to stick with varieties that are hardy in the hell hole of summer in the south San Joaquin Valley. Marigolds, zinnias and the like will be the things I’ll try to grow from seed.
Now the research begins to determine what to try. Any suggestions for flowers that do well in zone 8-9 are appreciated. Thanks