At home I have heated seed mats and I plant my seeds!! We have an upstairs bedroom with a skylight and a really, really awful (orange and brown shag) rug so a little potting soil on it is really not an atrocity...
Then I take the little seedlings out to the greenhouse and they do beautifully...uh....until the little mice come out and eat them!
So I lost my broccoli, kohlrabi, and tomatoes to the little beasts, but I had my revenge this week with the mousetraps baited with peanut butter. The take is two beasties so far.
And Karen has been going after them with bait too.
Just when you think you have it all figured out, but it helps to have the corpses, because for a while we thought it was birds in the greenhouse.
Starting over, I now have broccoli (again), tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, romanesco (a mutant broccoli/cauliflower combination which never seems to get far enough along to actually produce a head, but this year I am determined to push it along earlier). The second crop of kohlrabi is still at home cooking.......
And goodbye to March!!!
The plants know it's spring! The lilies are speeding back up from their winter schedule (in the summer a lily may take 9 weeks; in the winter the same one takes 12!) And I planted some seeds - broccoli and kohlrabi. Outside in the yard the snow peas are coming up, also the arugula.
So eventually we'll move from stew and soup to salad with new greens...
Well....I do remember years ago seeing photos of Moonie mass marriage ceremonies with hundreds of couples, men dressed in black tuxes, women in white wedding gowns....
This particular "Rose Festival Sponsored" event seems to appeal to folks who like to do stuff in large groups.
And all for the low, low price of $300!!!
And...(attention florists!)...you can rent a vendor booth!
These cymbidiums are grown at our greenhouses in Hillsboro.
Yesterday somebody asked me where we got our roses from and I was floored.
I guess in spite of all the "Oregon Grown" logos, and me talking up the fact that Peterkort Roses are locally grown, right here in Oregon, at our greenhouses, somebody in the business still thought we bought them from somebody else!
Peterkort Roses are grown by the Peterkort family in Hillsboro, Oregon! Not too many companies can say that any more.
On another subject, my friend Francoise told me about her collaboration with a photographer to create a botanical headpiece, see this link for beautiful photographs of what she came up with!
Very beautiful and creative, thank you Francoise!