Sunday, February 22, 2015

My Spring Ritual

It's that time of year again. The time when I can't wait to play in the garden, but it's still winter. So the next best thing (besides looking through every garden book and magazine I own:) is starting seeds.


First I plant a few perennials. I really don't need much as the borders are pretty packed. But there are always new ones to try or in this case, plants to replace those I inevitably lose each year. These are
Carnival hollyhocks, a single variety. I also planted soapwort, bellis, and mallow.


Above are some cobaea scandens, or cup and saucer vine. I guess I didn't realize when I first planted the seeds how quickly they would come up and how big they would get right away. I'm going to have a jungle in our basement before I can get these babies outside!


I used a new method for labeling my seeds. I got the idea for using clothespins from Elaine at
 http://www.sunnysimplelife.com/. Why didn't I think of this years ago???

In a couple of weeks I'll start planting annuals, both flowers and vegetables. I'm excited to try some new varieties of  heirloom tomatoes. And then spring planting will come! 

6 comments:

vivian said...

You should be my neighbor and teach me how to garden! Love hollyhocks. Have a great week.
Xoxo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, hollyhocks were my Mom's favorites. She grew them along the garden fence every year. I can't wait to see your garden! Love the clothespin idea! xo K

Helen Philipps said...

Your seeds are growing so well Cindy! I love hollyhocks! The clothes peg seed marker is such a great idea. Enjoy your garden planning :)
Helen xox

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I just got my seeds in the mail today, and can't wait to start them. I also put my in our dungeon under light till I can move them outside to my collapsible greenhouse. I saw the clothespin markers too and thought why didn't I think of that? Sometimes I think our frigid weather won't ever go away.

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