brown outside, planting seeds inside

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. ???????????????????????????????

vegetable seedlings
vegetable seedlings

The broccoli seeds grew like mad:

broccoli
broccoli

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!

covered up
covered up

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mostly spinach
mostly spinach

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.

snowdrops
snowdrops
narcissus acting like spears, or bulldozers--moving the dirt out of the way!
narcissus acting like spears, or bulldozers–moving the dirt out of the way!
narcissus and tulips
narcissus and tulips

In general, it is a quiet, brown landscape.

dressed in early Spring drab
dressed in early Spring drab

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. jhl03 says:

    Your window is so perfect for seeds!! I’ve been gazing longingly at all the seeds for sale over here and have bee to tempted to just get something, even if it’s only some herbs on my veranda. I miss all the grassy yards and gardens back home and am jealous of your wonderful gardens!!!

  2. Michele Whalen says:

    Early Spring drab but lots of life inside and out at your place. Those narcissus are like little bulldozers aren’t they? My tomato seeds are all germinating and under lights so I have hope that Spring may actually come someday. Be well Anne!

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