Thanks for the info about tithonia, Miss Sherry. Guess I will have to retrieve my jugs from outside and put them on the heating pad. Not sure what I will do once they sprout, though-I don't really have enough sun in my windows for them. I have a small tabletop fluorescent plant light, though. Maybe my husband will schlep it up from the basement for me.
So far, my sprout report is:
Still waiting on Liatris, pycnanthemum, asclepias incarnata, prairie dropseed, tithonia, and yvonne's salvia. Also just received two coral honeysuckle plants I bought and am waiting to plant out. So maybe I'll get some Hummers as well as butterflies. Unfortunately, I seem to have injured my knee, probably a torn meniscus, and I can't put weight on the foot. I think I may have to enlist help from my gardener to take care of all the planting this spring. Fortunately I still get to enjoy the butterflies! And he needs the money, poor guy.
One quick question-the swamp milkweed I planted has all the seeds sitting on the surface of the soil. I guess I didn't bury them deeply enough. Should I sift some soil on top of them?