Cayenne Peppers, Moonflowers, Cardinal Climbers and Red Sunflowers. The only way to get these flowers is to grow them from seed. Cayenne Peppers are $3.65 each at Homer's. A pack of seeds cost $1.79. The 72 cell seed flat was about 5 bucks, but worth the money. Egg cartons don't work well for some plants. The seedlings in the seed flat were planted last Sunday and popped up yesterday.
Growing garden annuals from seed takes more patience than skill. Carrying them in and out on warm days is a labor of love for sure. But the advantages, besides saving money make it a worthwhile endeavor. Once I've used all I want there will be plenty to give away to friends. Whatever is left over I'll step up to small pots and put out beside the side walk on a card table with a sign saying "Free Hot Peppers and Flowers". My Latino neighbors will snap them right up.
Just wondering, do you bear the expense of live plants or seeds? And if you grow from seed would you care to share your secrets?