Growing flowers from seeds isn't as easy as I thought. Many gardening websites and blogs just make it sound so easy; as if all I have to do is to just toss the seeds in my patio, pat them down in the soil and flowers will just grow. It is under this fantasy that I planted Mexican sunflowers from seeds. The seeds germinated well and they had a strong start in sprouting. Then for reasons I still don't know (probably due to my lack of gardening skills), most of my Mexican sunflowers seedlings just died off. As of now, I have two Mexican sunflowers seedlings left that are barely alive. I have no high hope for these two because they look so frail.
It's kind of heart breaking to see the death of something that I had been tenderly nurturing. I can't imagine how parents who lost their children to illness, murders, accidents, disasters cope, when I feel so sad just over the loss of one dozen plus of my seedlings. To fill such void in my heart and to help myself recover from my loss, I just had to go to Trader Joe's to bring a pot of big bloom home. I have no idea how to care for Godetia, I had never heard of these flowers before but I brought the plant home anyway because the bloom is cheap for its size at $5.99.