One of my favorite things about January is getting garden seed catalogs in the mail. I love reading all the descriptions of flowers and sketching out garden ideas. I have just a little plot of land but I’d love to fill it with flowers this spring. I’ll definitely be starting with sweet peas. which can be planted as early as February! Below are a few favorites I picked out from the new catalogs.
1. Early Flowering Sweet Peas
These sweet peas bloom early in the summer and grow 2-3 feet tall. They make gorgeous bouquets.
2. Fruit Punch Poppies
This poppy collection features gorgeous reds, pink, lavenders and corals!
If you like white flowers in your garden, Nicotiana is a must have! It grows five feet tall and the white flowers emit a strong fragrance at night.
4. Amethyst Sweet Peas
This collection of lavender and purple sweet peas, includes several old-fashioned varieties known for their strong scents.
5. Black Velvet Nasturtiums
If you love chocolate colored flowers, you’ll love these dark, velvet nasturtiums.
6. Butterfly Flower Mix
Attract butterflies to your garden with these flowers.
7. Orange And Yellow Cosmos
These gorgeous cosmos are smaller flowers with almost double petals. They work great for flower arrangements.
Create a wildflower patch in your backyard with these charming Cornflowers, also called ‘Bachelor Buttons.’
9. Persian Carpet Zinnias
These old-fashioned zinnias make the loveliest flower arrangements!
10. Variegated Pink Sweet Peas
The petals on these sweet peas are striped with pink, raspberry, purple and white.
11. Bishop’s Lace
Similar to Queen Anne’s Lace, these white flowers are the perfect fillers for summer flower arrangements.
12. Globe Amaranth
These orange and red flowers attract butterflies. They also work really well for flower arrangements, as they have a long vase life.
13. Harlequin Sweet Peas
This collection of sweet peas features bright colors and highly scented, old-fashioned varieties.
14. Shirley Poppies
If you’ve ever traveled through France or Italy you might recognize this poppy variety that grows wild in fields there.
15. Culinary Poppies
The seeds in these lovely poppies can be used in cooking.