Yes, it’s spring! It certainly felt that way before last week’s freeze, but we won’t get anything remotely like that again this year. We’ve had the windows open for a few days straight. It’s lovely to have all of the fresh air.
Today was my planting day. I was too busy the last couple days to get any of it done. I started out by planting some zephyranthes bulbs a parishioner had given us this weekend (they were wrapped and damp so I think they survived ok). I may have to thin them later but I was in a hurry to get them into the ground. Everything in the bed right by the front door had died a frozen, mushy death, so I just dug it up. In the overhead picture below it looks most unimpressive, but if I baby them along I think they’ll bounce back.
The rosemary had been ready to put in soil since last week but I wanted to get some nice warm weather going before I potted them. I hope they’ll be happy in this pot.
I rearranged all of the pots out front. The ferns had been further out on the front walk to get some sun after having been inside for nearly a week. I put them back by the door and rearranged the herbs. The smaller empty-looking pots have thumbellina zinnia seeds planted in them.
In the bed where I planted the zephyranthes I also planted regular zinnia and cosmos seeds. I had more snapdragon seeds than I could fit in the tiny seedling pots (see below) so I optimistically scattered the rest of them around the same area.
Moppet helped me put potting soil in the tiny pots and she planted cosmos while I planted snapdragons. I put them on a tray in the kitchen window (which was lonely with the rosemary gone) and I hope we get some seedlings. I’m always shocked when I plant something that grows. It’s like a miracle every time. Hopefully the icons and crosses in the window will help as well.
(Side note: my wandering Jew is doing nicely and turning more purple now that the sun has been out more.)