I am spending the Christmas buying plants from Burpee. So far, I am loving Burpee. Burpee's seeds are indeed guaranteed to grow; at least, that has been my experience so far. They also seem to be pretty cheap. So, I browsed through their 2012 catalog today and ordered two grape plants, a black chokerberry plant and six Delphinium plants. Now, I have to wait patiently for their arrival in March/April and enjoy the time growing my winter plants. Here are some plants - coriander, parsley, mint, lettuce, fenugreek, cactus, aloe-vera, basil and various house-plants - that are growing in our mud-room.