It's seed planting day. Actually, seed planting should have happened 3 weeks ago but there just aren't enough hours in the days for all the things I need to get done.
Growing perennials from seed is something only weirdos (like me) and nurseries do. Why bother when a healthy, blooming perennial is only $4 at the garden shop? Because $4 can quickly turn into $400* if you have a yard the size of Rhode Island. So, I save my pennies for the exotic plants and start the easy ones by seed.
Come summer, these beauties will join forces with the Shasta Daisies (pictured above) to speckle my backyard with bright color.
48 Purple Coneflowers:
* 120 perennial seedlings, 4 months of easy color, for the low, low price of... $3.57!