I’ve been doing everything except gardening and blogging for the last few weeks. It is fall, and while I usually am out in the garden planting bulbs and all sorts of autumn tasks, this year I tidied the garden and then left for the South to visit my children and grandchildren. Along the way from Ohio the beautiful leaves turning in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia satisfied my yen for natural beauty. Ohio autumn leaves seemed to have been over in a blink between rainstorms.
But what I have found for you dear readers is something which may or may not be new to you,( I had come across it a few years ago, sharing about how to become a modern Miss Jekyll ), a delightful video on how to make flower or seed bombs.
I have seed left over from a very unsatisfying growing season this past year, and I think I will make some of the bombs to pop out in my yard next spring. It should work especially well with the fact that my autumn has been dedicated to grooming the wildly overgrown beds and landscape areas that had been my gardened yard. There was no time to do much planting with all the pruning, cultivating, tearing out, and weeding.
One of the best seeds to sprout in such spaces are the hardy and half hardy annuals: Shirley poppies, Nigella, Calendulas. Wildflower perennials, such as in the video are good choices, too.
See if this idea appeals to you and the garden you wish to see growing next year.
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© 2011 written for Ilona’s Garden Journal. An excellent blog.
jodi (bloomingwriter) says
I like this idea too, Ilona. I have some seed left so once I’m mobile again I should try it!