Monday, 12 November 2012
Everyone's a winner babe...
Last Friday I resolved to give away some of my Holbrook poppy seeds to those who told me of the flowers they grow in their patch. It feels like a nice act to give away some of my seeds as one of the last Sydney garden acts.
There was a lovely selection of flowers that respondents mentioned. Very popular were sunflowers -one of my favourites too. This photo of sunflowers is a bunch that came from my patch in January. I love the bronze tones of these ones.
Nasturtiums and violas also seemed popular. I haven't grown nasturtiums for a very long time but agree, they are so lovely. Does anyone really pickle their buds as a substitute for capers?
This picture of violas is again from my garden. They are always in my late winter early spring garden and self seed like crazy.
Several people mentioned flowers I am not really familiar with, such as Queen Anne's Lace - it is very pretty and apparently related to the carrot. The other flower I was unfamiliar with was cosmos. Here they are - also pretty - I agree, I like the fine foliage too! I think I will try both of these pretties.
I had promised to give away three little packets, but as my seed collecting has been quite successful and as I had 4 respondents, everyone's a winner! Kate, Liz, Kirsty and Bec, send me an email with your postal address and a little pack of Holbrook poppy seeds is on its way to you! (firstname.lastname@example.org).