Just a short list (haha) of new things I’m considering growing this year. Most of these are completely new species to me, though I’ve thrown in some new varieties of old favorite species as well. New varieties of focal flowers probably deserve their very own post, and if I were to start in on the dahlias, I’d probably never get to farming. So enjoy these; they’re mostly weird and hopefully useful! We’ll see how they grow this year.
What are you most intrigued about growing in 2019? Are any of these species a terrible idea? Please comment below; I’m always excited to learn about what others are trying!
I’m always trying strange new things that don’t work out. Last year it was Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’ and scarlet runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus) ‘Pink Lady’, plus black-eyed susan vine, cypress vine, and some very sad little Linaria . . . those guys didn’t make it onto this year’s list. Some of that was probably due to user error, and some of it was just that they didn’t make good cutting material. The beautiful thing about flower farming is that every season brings a new chance to try, to fail, and to make discoveries big and small. I’m so grateful I get to be in this life, and in this community with all of you. I’ll be at the ASCFG Conference in Denver and I can’t wait to meet everyone. Maybe I’ll write a blog about it. . .
Please leave a comment! I’d love to know what you’re growing that’s new to you.