|Morning Glory Seedlings 7.7.14|
|Holllyhock "Happy Lights" seedlings 7.7.14|
|Hollyhock mixed double seedlings. 7.7.14|
I started morning glory seeds because Ning wanted some fast vines, and I ran across the seed packets in Lowes. I don't know if they will actually bloom this year, but no harm trying.
The hollyhocks are planted now for next summer's flowers. There is a lot of conflicting info on the internet. The first - mixed double varieties - I also bought the seeds on impulse at Lowes. Then, researching the internet, most Alcea rosea - like those mixed doubles - have problems with leaf rust fungus di sease. I'm sure that will be an issue here. So I bought some seeds of a more rust resistant species, Alcea ficifolia "Happy lights". I think the single flowers will be nicer looking, too.
The A. ficifolia were started about 2 weeks after the A. rosea,but I think they will have plenty of time to catch up. The seeds can be planted summer to early fall.
I also planted columbine seeds. Not up yet. I have some carnation seeds, which I want to plant soon, if I get the energy. This is a good time of year to start some of next year's perennials from seeds.