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Rant: Where have all the flower seeds gone?

mxk3 z5b_MI
2 months ago

Wow, diversity of annual seeds has really nose-dived over the past few years, from what I've noticed. There used to be so many choices of marigolds, impatiens, vinca etc that it was almost too much. Now? Pfffftttt... A handful of cultivars each, if that, and limited color selection. Lots of stuff that used to be somewhat common but now very hard to find. What the heck is going on? I'm not talking about stuff you don't commonly see grown from seed like phlox, verbena, browallia but the good old standbys. Hazzard's still has an extensive selection, but you have to buy in bulk -- I just ordered 1K seeds of nierembergia because I can't find it from another reputable source. But at least I found it....

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