One of the ways I like to ring in the beginning of Spring is by starting seeds. The promise of what could be, what may germinate, grow and bloom is enthralling, as is tending to them during the process. There's perhaps very few things that feel as fulfilling as waking up to the tiniest of sprouts peeking through the dirt.
Like last year, this season I'm focusing on a cut-flower garden with various species of Poppy, Calendula, Cosmos, Scabiosa, Black Eyed Susan, Nasturtium, Sunflower and a host of others I can't recall as I type this. There are some veggies germinating, too: various types of tomatoes, an Artichoke that will be beautiful in floral arrangements and delicious at dinner, summer squash, snow peas, eggplant.