It's funny about this early spring, super cold, but the plants know it's spring. Their systems sense the days becoming longer (it's all about light for them), so they go into grow mode. They know it's going to be summer eventually. So when we get depressed about how this winter seems like it's never going to end, just look at the plants...
Even in Siberia (our name for the unheated part of the Peterkort Roses greenhouses), the roses are sending out incredible new basal growths. In rose nerd terminology these are called "breaks."
These sizes are the best. I have a lot of the small ones from vanda orchids already, and they are only usable for our ladyslipper orchids, too small for the others.
I'll take them back at the Peterkort Roses booth at the Portland Flower Market. Or if you shop at the Seattle Wholesale Grower's Market you can send them back to us on our cart - just give them to Nicole and ask her to send them back to Portland.
We'll wash them if they are dirty. It saves us money and saves on plastic.
2. It's past President's Day and you haven't pruned your (outdoor) roses yet!
3. Seed catalogues are still sitting there with dog-eared pages but nothing has been ordered, meanwhile the columns and blogs are all talking about their young plants...panic!
4. Next weekend is Daylight Savings already.
5. The weeds are growing, and there's no mulch!
Ack!!! And guess what, in the greenhouse things are moving along EVEN FASTER..............
Just focus on #1! Oh it smells so great........