A stroll through the yard after our January thaw
revealed that some of the plants are not looking too
bad. The snow cover seems to have helped them
survive some very cold days.
I saw the promise of some new growth in the
two lonely primroses in one of the beds.
The stachy and foxgloves are still looking green.
The tips of some of the tulips are starting to peek out.
So there is hope for some blooms this spring.
Along with the thaw comes the foggy mornings
and rain which all of those flowers will need now
and later on.
The raccoon has came back out and is once more
raiding and tearing up the birdfeeders. I may have
to invest in a coon hound to keep them away or
maybe a big German shepherd to just keep everything
away, man and beast. LOL!
Indoors some of the seeds are starting to sprout
and grow. Who knew it took only three days for
Gazania to sprout. Not me evidently.
The new geraniums are growing very fast
and the verbena and petunias are as well.
Old egg cartons make fine holders for
Jiffy starters. It also holds me down to a limit
of a dozen or half dozen flower or veggie plants.
The miniature irises 'Harmony' are sprouting and growing
nicely. Why is it there is always this one bulb out of
a dozen that never grows but just sets there smugly
just to tick one off.
The Freesia 'Corona' are growing very tall, all but that
one bulb of course.
The tulip bulbs have been taken out of the refrigerator
crisper and set into a pot for some early color indoors.
That is what those refrigerator drawers are made for
aren't they, seeds and bulbs?
The baby African Violets are loving their new pots.
And Grace the poinsettia experiment has not been
drop kicked to the basement but tossed out the
back door completely.
Today is Fertilizer Friday hosted by our Tootsie
over at "Tootsie Time" so everyone " Flaunt those
Flowers" whether they were last summer's dream blooms
or those blooms of promise.
What is growing indoors or what tropical plants
are showing their beautiful heads.
Happy Gardening Everyone!