A couple of years ago I decided it might be nice to have geraniums growing on a window sill during the winter. Simply buying a couple of potted geraniums was entirely too easy, so I bought some seed. And then I got distracted by other things.
Early this spring, when I was desperately looking for reasons to get out of the house and spend a little time in the potting shed, I came across the seed packet. Two year old seed? What the heck - why not give it a go!
After several month of careful tending, I've ended up with eight plants in four, four inch pots. I was intrigued to see how early the leaf markings developed. And they already have that geranium smell, the cunnin' little things.
I notice now that one of my chickadee neighbors has thoughtfully planted a sunflower seed in one of the pots.