Warmer days seem like they are here to stay, then another cold front dashes hopes for a few more days. Our average last frost date is April 15th, and I have seen snow in April in years past, so I don’t get started on outside planting until later in the month. Until then, I rely on the bulbs to give me spring flowers, and beauty while the trees slowly wake up. These double daffodils keep blooming in the planter box.
Right before a freezing night, I decided to cut some flowers to bring inside. I don’t usually do this as they last longer in the flower beds. But, nothing to lose when the temperature was going to do down to 20 degrees in late March.
Two hyacinths and a bunch of daffodils made a pretty display, and filled the rooms with their sweet fragrance.
The red bud tree out front is preparing to bloom now.
The purple iris is putting up bud spires.
The tulips are going to be lovely.
The first iris bed is going to bloom soon too.
This little guy is actually a weed. It is a wild violet, but I like it, so it gets to stay.
In my seed starting area, calamity has struck for the umpteenth year in a row. I really do not know why my little seedlings start out so great, then just croak.
I do everything the book says. They get regular watering, a moistening every day, not standing in water, 16 hours of light, 16 inches away from the light, soil mix with fertilizer and drainage per the instructions, and still most fail.
Before they all died, on a warm day last week, I transplanted the still living ones into Miracle Grow seed starting mix in new peat pots.
The ones in the old pots needed thinning anyway, and since so many are gone, I picked the strongest looking ones of what was left.
Back under the grow lights, will hope for the best for another couple of weeks while I wait for the last frost date to pass by.
Amazingly, my geraniums have survived the winter, and this one has begun growing with the warm up. It may even flower before I can move it to the veranda.
More geraniums, my parsley, and the spike dracaena are doing well still.
Glorious blooms are on the way, and I look forward to their appearance. What is blooming in your part of the world?