I'm so ready for the snow to melt and spring to get here so I can start planting my seeds!
I love the annual Seed Swap that The Toledo Botanical Gardens hosts every year. It is such a great way to get new, FREE seeds for the garden plus discover other local organizations that share and support similar interests. This year I discovered Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission and I'm so excited to see what great improvements they bring to this area. One of my long-time desires is actually on the THIS YEAR list!: Complete Streets! (aka, safe road sharing between bicyclists, cars, & pedestrians!)
This year I picked up a lot of flower seeds for growing a variety in front of the white picket fence we will be putting in at the back of our yard, separating us from the alley, to replace the rotten one we took down our second summer here.
I also picked up a few veggie seeds for kolhrabi, beets, yellow squash & zucchini. But my favorite finds this year were definitely the Sustainability Commission.
I also swung by the Plant Swap and picked up some lemon balm, white violets, gerber daisies, and citronella. So far I planted the lemon balm in a planter, the citronella in a self-watering container, and the daisies & violets in a flower bed border. The lemon balm is doing well, the citronella needs weeding and I haven't checked on the flowers in a little while. They are interplanted with poppies. :)