Sunday, February 05, 2017
I am a gardener. That means that sometimes, I'm out when it is yucky out there. I bought some elephant garlic the other day and the seller kept saying "You need to put these in the ground like yesterday!" She had gotten them late, but chilled them so they would (fingers crossed) thrive. Cold or not, I got them in the ground, along with a heritage variety she had.
Winter gardening isn't my favorite, unless it's inside the greenhouse. I have been wonderfully blessed to have a large greenhouse that is a continuous learning experience. I start almost all the seeds for my nonprofit's spring plant sale (April 22-23) and a lot for the Master Gardener plant sale in May. As long as I'm starting seeds, why not, right? So far, it's mostly the 8+ week seeds that I've started, plus plants I can propagate by cutting or division.
Propagated lots of rosemary, still need to divide the lemongrass (in the round pots). Lemon and English Thyme did well. Lavender didn't do as well, but still managed to get about a dozen.
48 pots of Scarlet Milkweed, plus some Irish Poet, Siberian Wallflowers and Anise Hyssop. I've decided that my yard is going to look spectacular for the sale, since it's always at my house, so lots more flowers started this year.
It's not as strenuous as outdoor gardening, but there is a lot of movement, bending and stooping and stretching, so I'm cool with that.