Saturday, March 1, 2014
As I type this, my passion flower vine is growing so well and is now looking over my shoulder. If you remember, it didn't grow much last fall, so I brought it in...made a little trellis for it, and put it in a sunny window. It has thrived in the house. I want to transplant it outside later in the spring. My valentine primroses are blooming. I put them both in a bigger pot, so they don't wilt down each day. I never saw a plant wilt like these....they almost looked dead one day. Just a drink of water revived them. The aloe and the ivies are growing by leaps and bounds and the Christmas cactus is enjoying a vacation in the basement. My amaryllis bloomed quite a while ago....and now a new bud is forming. This is the slowest amaryllis I've ever had. I guess that being in a cooler place is the reason. I was at Sam's just this week...and right by the register, as you check out, they had a display of orchids. For just about $16 you could have a beautiful plant. I almost bought one, and then changed my mind. They are lovely when they bloom, but for the most part they don't bloom very long and then you have the leaves. I may regret it, but I guess I'd rather buy something that blooms longer or one that you can put outside.
I have my seeds right here this morning. The Purple Hyacinth Bean seeds from last year's garden. I may try to put a large tub on the other side of the trellis and plant Cypress Vine seeds on one side and Hyacinth Beans on the other. I also have Trumpet Vine seeds, Cup Plant seeds, and Butterfly Bush seeds. I don't remember buying a couple of those...they must have been sent along free with an order.
I have a tub for a patio tomato plant, and maybe pepper plants in the planter on the deck. I can't forget the bunny garden of lettuce. We share that, you know.I always order my Dipladenia plants...they don't sell them at any greenhouses where I go. I love them and they are such easy care plants. They are in the Mandevilla family...they don't vine like their relative.
These are the ideas that I have for my little bit of gardening this coming spring....plans do change...but for now while I am dreaming of spring gardens, it makes me happy.