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 thoughts on “brown outside, planting seeds inside

  1. 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. 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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