Seed Tray Progress and the Arrival of Snapdragons

This year, I wanted to try starting the celosia seedlings off in seed trays. As it would turn out, I did a terrible job in only planting a few seeds per hole – despite my best effort. The good news is that our germination rate was excellent.
I’m growing a new-to-me variety of cosmos this year – it’s called Kiiro. From everything I’ve read, it’s supposed to resemble Apricot Lemonade and the more yellow Xanthos varieties – but be a little taller. I’ve already transplanted this one into the garden.
The Dalmatian Mix foxgloves that we planted last April have made an appearance and are now in bloom. Like everything else, they’ve been utterly beaten down by the rain. There should be another post coming soon about these, at least, as soon as I have time to sit down and write it.
The Pastel Shades statice seedlings that I ordered from floret are also making progress. As you can see, some of them are even thinking about sending up flower stalks. I wonder if I could get away with planting these closer to each other.
Our Madame Butterfly Snapdragons have also started to bloom. The colors are so lovely. I’m not sure what I was expecting from them, but I’m honestly not sure if they’re one of my favorites.
Hawaii Gold marigold seedlings on the left, large moon flower vine seedlings and some really small Salmon Gleam nasturtium starting to pop up.
Wow! Look at all those zinnia seedlings. I have no idea where I’m going to actually plant these things, but they’re progressing nicely.
The late start yielded great tithonia germination this year. I can’t wait until I’m able to watch the hummingbirds dart about these bright flowers.

So, here’s the part where I come clean about everything. This spring has been really…different. We had a freeze in the middle of May, it rained every single day, and I didn’t get my plants started until I was about a month too late. Some things are just simply out of our control. Let’s take a quick look around at the progress of some of the cut flower seed trays. 

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