I started the seed selection process the other day. I ordered seeds through the American Horticultural Society’s seed exchange. I wasn’t able to contribute seeds to the exchange this year but they do allow you donate $5 and pick ten different selections from this year’s list.
Here is what I picked:
Asclepia tuberosa (Butterfly weed)
Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic Fire’
Echinacea purperea ‘White Swan’
Campsis radicans (Trumpet creeper)
Ipomoea purpurea ‘Grandpa Otts’
Stokesia laevis (Stokes Aster Mix)
I’m looking forward to the coneflowers and the butterfly weed. I have some coneflowers in our birdbath garden area but I think they are the ‘Sunset’ variety. The ‘White Swan’ would look good near our asters in the front yard. The trumpet creeper might work well on an arbor I’m planning as would the morning glory (Ipomoea). If you count my list above you will find 11 seed types. This is not a mistake, one of those is a possible substitution if they run out of another. Unfortunately I don’t remember which one it is! I think it’s the rudbeckia but I can’t say for sure.
Rest assured there are more seeds to come! Now I just have to figure out what they are!