I have been dividing and starting perennials from seed this week. Its a great time to work on collecting new flowers for the following year.

By starting perennials from seed in the fall you will have plants that are ready to bloom next year. The plants will be small with only a years growth but they will have flowers – if you start them in the fall.

And if you start them early enough (4 to 6 weeks) before frost they will have started to grow and develop a root that will survive winter. For a new plant I will mulch the area where they are planted heavily or put a movable cold frame over them for more protection.

This you tube will supply you with more information on the Canterbury Flower and its history.

This flower is one of my favorites for cutting for flower arrangements.