How is it June? I truly don't know.
If you've been dreaming of starting your garden and suddenly, the flip of the calendar fills you with dread, let me reassure you that you haven't missed out on your chance of buckets of flowers this summer.
Watch for an overcast day, not too hot or start early in the morning when the evening cool lingers in the air.
Then water as often as possible to encourage growth if your days are hot and sunny.
You can easily start the following flowers from seed to get the most flowers and save money but if you're in a hurry and don't mind paying a little extra, you can always plant seedlings of these.
Each of these flowers take about two months from seed to bloom so start soon and enjoy them in July through the end of the season (October where I live).
Cosmos - take about 12 weeks to bloom
Nasturtiums - some varieties take only 35 days from seed to bloom
Whatever you choose, know that you are not too late to the garden of your dreams.
If you want to plant some of these beauties in your garden this year, stop by the Mattoon Farmers Market on Fridays and pick up our seedlings, then let me know how they grow!