This time of year we are all a twitter about the weather. Temps go up and temps fall down making us a wee bit crazy. No matter, Spring is coming and maybe even a bit early this year. We’ve been away for a few days and were greeted with so much beauty.
- The geranium cuttings that have been growing slowly but surely this winter, bloomed!
- The most unusual amaryllis I have ever grown, Nymph Double Bloom, was showing off!
- So many pretty Snowdrops.
- Tete de Tete daffodils are showing color.
- Other daffodills are ready to go – just a few more warm days.
POTTING SHED PUTTERINGS
WINTER SOWING UPDATE…
Winter sowing containers have life! Those showing some green are:
- Salvia Violet Queen
- Sweet Alyssum
- Bachelor Buttons
Although still tiny, I potted up the Lisianthus that had been sown via broadcast in small containers. Now they are in larger, self watering trays — making them much easier to take care of. The plants are tiny but the roots are quite impressive!
Thanks to Heirloom Roses for this helpful image and for sending such a lovely catalog for me to drool over!
ROSE CHAT PODCAST
THE RESEARCH JOUREY OF SUSTAINABLE ROSES
Last week I chatted with Dr. David Byrne from Texas A & M. He and his team are working to find the keys to help us eliminate black spot and RRD. I learned a lot and loved knowing the project is in such good hands. I think you will too. You can listen here…
ROSE PRUNING: MAKING ORDER OUT OF CHAOS – Rose Chat Podcast
BC MASTER GARDENERS
Thank you for your gracious welcome. It was wonderful to be with you! All the best with your spring projects!
SHE HAS DONE IT AGAIN!
Christie Purifoy has done it again; created another beautiful garden book for us. No one speaks the language of a garden and home quite like Christie. In A HOME IN BLOOM Christie takes us on a jouney through the seasons leading us through creative ways to fill our homes with beauty from the garden. Helping us to blur the lines between inside and out. If you’ve read her previous books, you know that you can simply sink into the words she writes. And be inspired by the images she uses. Quote from A HOME IN BLOOM… Brought together, house and garden tell a better story than either one alone. Take a look at the book on Amazon here. Follow her on Instagram here.
NOT SPRING YET
As I look at the long range forecast, it appears much cooler temps are coming. I’m sure more garden surprises both good and bad are coming too. We will not despair, spring will come and the bloom thyme will be glorious.
Thanks for stopping by, until next time … happy gardening or happy garden planning.