Here it is the 30th day of March and there is still nothing blooming in my yard. Granted there are a few buds on my daffodils but buds are not blooms! The only bit of color out there is a bright green hose that fell off it’s holder and is now coiled on the ground. At least I think it’s the hose because as far as I know we have no snakes around here. Hmmm….maybe I should check it out…..no, I think not. I know it’s the hose!!! There is also a bright orange Reeses Peanut Butter Cup wrapper blowing back and forth in the wind. No it is not my wrapper. I might be a bit lax when it comes to cleaning up all the leaves and dead annuals in my beds, but I do not let my trash blow around. This is someone’s else’s trash. I wish they’d keep it in their own yard for a change, although it does bring a spot of color along with the snake, err I mean hose, to my otherwise drab backyard on this dreary day. It also gets me to thinking about chocolate………never mind!!
Since there is nothing outside, we’ll have to stay inside. I know you’re all dying to hear about my seedlings, right? I’ll take that big sigh as a yes. This is just a sampling of some of the larger ones. And if you think some of these are small, you should see some of the other ones I’m not forcing you to look at.
On the left is my Illumination Begonias. Before you ooooh and ahhhhh about these beauties?, bear in mind that out of 27 seeds that I planted, I only got 9 plants. And it took 2 months to get these buggers to this size. Next on top is Camelot Rose Foxgloves. I only ended up with 4 out of 12 seeds, but that’s okay because I’m hoping they’ll reseed for next year. Next to them is Tumbling Tom Tomatoes. All 8 seeds germinated and I had to thin them down to 4. Let’s hope all 4 of these make it since there are no more. Oh oh, maybe I shouldn’t have done that yet. Moving on…the gazanias are next. These are from the seeds I saved from last years favorites. The bottom three are Monkey Flowers, Blue Victoria Salvia, and Stock, in that order.
Now, wasn’t that a lot more fun, interesting and informative than you thought it would be?
Oh… okay this time I’ll take that sigh as a no.