Tuesday Bloom – Must Have Seeds

Surrounded by thoughts of sowing some seeds it is important for me to reflect on images from gardens past.   The sunflowers that artfully dance in the image above are from my 20o8 veggie & bloom garden.  The variety is the Lemon Queen by Burpee Seed and I’ve been growing these in my country garden for about four years now.    These are a must have in my garden because they are not only fun to dance with in the garden, they also make a wonderful addition to my cut bouquets.    This variety had been easy to find including in the basic Burpee Seed displays in most stores that carry any planting supplies.

The view of the Cardinal Climber Vine late in the summer.

Another must have in my veggie & bloom garden is the Cardinal Climber Vine because I love the way it blooms all summer long and grows comfortably up a trellis with my cucumbers.  When the cucumber is done for the summer the beautiful bloom on this tropical looking flower continues to attract butterflies.   It is an easy seed to start early but you can also sow it right into the soil in the garden.

I think the Nasturtium is on every gardeners must have list. I started growing these from seed over 12 years ago after being introduced to them by my sister in law who was a avid gardener.  This seed was introduced to my garden in late June and I had a striking border in my yard in the city by the end of August.    As I learned more about my garden I quickly became a fan of using the blooms in salads as well as enjoying the climbing variety in container plantings.

These were a few of my MUST HAVE seeds each year.  I hope you share with me on my post a few of your seeds that you must grow each year.

17 thoughts on “Tuesday Bloom – Must Have Seeds

  1. Thank you for warming us with your summer garden shares. Can’t wait to see the blooms you share in the seasons to come.

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  3. I received cardinal vines from a blogger and I can’t wait to try them this spring! My must haves are Zinnias. They are so easy to grow and they are gorgeous.

  4. Oh, Bren beautiful reflections : ) It is so Spring here in So Cal I want to plant but know we have Feb/March rains and freeze coming so it’s truly delightful to see your photographs and read your post : ) Annie

  5. Marigolds are for sure a must-have for me. They look nice and they’re an amazing bug-repellent!

  6. Keith Proffitt says:

    Cheers for posting

  7. I love my black prince tomatoes, mammoth dill, and zinnias. The last 2 to attract beneficials.

  8. Before I moved to the humidity which is NC; I grew everything I could from Seed. My favorites: Sweet Alyssum; Nasturtiums; marigolds (of course) and always Morning Glory.. sorry, thats 4 :D

  9. Sunflowers- for their color and seeds for the birds
    Sweet peas- for their sweet scent and to color my picket fence
    Kale- for health on my dinner plate

  10. Love those sunflowers! Black krim tomatos, Zinnias and sunflowers. If I could grow nothing else I would be happy!

  11. are you kidding me??? ONLY 3?????
    sorry…I am a rule breaker
    dusty miller
    snap dragon
    and the list goes on and on and on!!! I can’t choose just one!!!!!

  12. Timing is too funny as I am just blogging about my faves. Today I am excited about tomatoes, zinnias, and pumpkins. However, my faves change often as I grow tons from seed.

  13. Bren, you sure don’t make it easy… only three? :)

    A variety of Beefsteak tomato.

    Some sort of milkweed/butterfly weed


  14. Always plant Sunflowers in different heights; birds LOVE their seeds and I LOVE the flower as it ALWAYS looks so happy!! :)
    Also plant Geraniums, Petunias, Salvia, Marigolds, Daisy and others.

  15. It is hard to narrow it down to three, but I almost always grow some Alyssum, Sweet Peas & Tomatoes.