Over Christmas I noticed that Home Depot had received a shipment of seeds for spring. Today I took a look around their greenhouse and saw the seed racks had been put on display. All of the seeds that they had for sale were Burpee seeds. The selection from Burpee at Home Depot this year seems to be geared towards people who want to grow their own food but I noticed a couple of seed packs for ornamentals that I thought I'd point out.
Nasturtiums are edible but most gardeners might grow this annual plant for the flowers and foliage. This year I may try the 'Peach Melba' which you may have guessed has peach colored flowers. While I had poor flowering rates with 'Empress of India' in the past the dark flowers make me want to try it again. But I may forgo those two varieties for a few packs of Nasturtium 'Alaska' even though I'm not a big fan of variegated foliage in my garden. The variegated leaves of 'Alaska' on the seed packet look like they've bee splashed with milk and could add some interest lake in the season when nothing else is blooming.
Last season several people commented on the photos of my pink and white Cypress Vine and a few gardeners expressed an interest in growing this vine. Home Depot is selling the 'Valentine Mix' which includes the red, pink and white flower if you're interested in trying this vine in your garden. The prices are pretty reasonable and are less than what I paid for my seed packs about two years ago for this vine.