So far I have started seeds of: hollyhock, a fancy kind of annual rudbeckia, delphinium, nasturtium, and ornamental sunflower. The hollyhocks are already sprouted, but I had too much water in the tray and most of them have a little white fuzz–mold? on the stems. I took the lid off, sponged up the extra water, and put them in a sunny window. I hope they will be OK. In side, the south-facing bay window is crowded with a few house plants, some dramatic amaryllis, and seedling trays, most of them of veggies that David planted.
The broccoli seeds grew like mad:
Outside, David took off the plastic covering over the mini greenhouses he had maintained all winter. We admired the greenery that had made it through the winter. And had some for dinner!
Yesterday I took a stroll around the gardens in the late afternoon sunshine. It is mostly brown, but a few narcissus and tulips and other early bulbs are pushing up.
In general, it is a quiet, brown landscape.