The seed orders I placed last month are starting to show up. Just like Kathleen @ Kasey’s Korner I find it fun to go to the mailbox daily to find these surprises waiting for me. Seeds give us a real opportunity to watch something grow from scratch. There is no instant gratification like with transplants but the anticipation can be an exciting and rewarding process. Personally I prefer to grow things that I can direct sow into the garden when the ground warms up in April. This is just one tiny order from a company in Texas called Wildseed Farms. I’ve never ordered from them but enjoyed the interesting selections they had in their catalog. Just for ordering they sent me a bonus back of seeds which is a mix of native wildflowers such as Texas Bluebonnet, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Corn Poppy, Indian Blanket and Cornflower. They recommend sowing these directly into the garden in early spring or fall. I’ve been wanting to try Wallflower after seeing it on another garden blogger’s post last summer. Sweet Alyssum is an annual that I’ve grown in my garden for years. The scent is nice and it makes a great low growing plant for the front of borders or as a filler in container plantings. I just scatter the seed where I want it in my garden and it germinates quickly.