I ended up planting a good deal of flowers from seed and although some did not survive because of the weather, stealth chickens, or dogs that seemed to like to climb around in the garden, some made it through and truly changed the feel of the farm.
I entered a few of the flowers we planted in the county fair~
I entered my Aster's in two divisions(1 stem or two stem) and won two first and 1 second place ribbon.
My Verbena looked a bit sad, but I brought it in and it placed third.
My small zinnia's placed second.
My large Zinnia's placed first.
My Allysum placed first and second.
In addition to these flowers I grew small sunflowers of three varieties, petunias of two varieties, marigold-two varieties, gazanias, and calendula. We had a very heavy rain Tuesday night and all of my petunias, and marigold were crumbled. My gazania's weren't blooming when I clipped the flowers, the sunflower petals were looking very sorry, and I completely forgot my calendula. I will always plant a good number of flowers from now on. No matter how much we have worked to make this farm take care of us we do need to slow down and have some things that are simply to enjoy.