It is a funny thing, Winter drags on and I’m dying for Spring but I can’t get motivated to start sowing seeds. The basement, where I keep my supplies is cold, with a concrete floor. Cleaning and setup takes forever.
Today the sun is shining, the temp is above freezing, the birds have started singing their songs of love…and as happens every year, I just got on with it!
1. It begins. Every available surface. This week I started assorted annual flower seeds and peppers. Plus a few herbs and some lettuce….
2 . This little onion propagator was once a catering pack of oatmeal raisin cookies.
3. As if it knew it was destined to be dumped back in the heap tomorrow, a bud finally appeared on last year’s red amaryllis .
4. Speaking of red, geraniums on the porch, with a backdrop of snow.
5. Tete a tete daffodils, also indoors. From a 3 dollar pack of 16 bulbs there are 3 flowers. Not very economical after all.
6. Sunrise, preceding one of 3 snowfalls this week. Just a few inches each time, to remind me that it’s still mid winter here. February can be a ‘tretorus’ month, as they say around here. Actually, so can March!
I’ll very quickly get sick and tired of having seed trays all over the house, but for now I’ll take it as a sign of Spring.
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