Updated: Feb 15
In the words of Phil Collins, "I can feel it coming in the air tonight..." and boy are we ready for it! When North Carolina offers up spring like weather during the winter months garden lovers across the state get the itch to break out seed packets, put their hands in dirt, and start building their gardens. If you just can't wait for "real" spring to arrive, you're in luck. There are a large variety of flowers (and veggies) that love the cool weather. Here are a few of my favorite flower varieties that you can start right away: larkspur, snapdragons, bachelor buttons, poppies, dill, sweet peas, honeywort, feverfew, lambada, and love-in-a-mist, to name a few! For details on cool season flowers check out Lisa Mason Ziegler's The Gardner's Workshop website for complete information on starting cool season flower seeds. Here on the farm we're busy tending to our many lambs (12!) born over the past few weeks, prepping beds, and starting seeds. Before we know it spring will be here and we can't wait!