May 1st

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Happy May Day!

Its amazing how two weeks ago we were still dealing with the aftermath of 20+ inches of snow, and today I planted in the garden, and started the shift of transplanting my seedlings into containers.

I really do love flowers. I’m not overly knowledgeable about them by any means, but just getting my hands dirty, watching my seeds grow inside, and then watching them flourish in the sun outside is so gratifying. It also brings some spring into our house earlier than it would had we just gone and bought annuals from a greenhouse. Also, when you start vegetables inside (this year we did tomatoes, peppers, and jalapenos), they bring such an earthy, outdoorsy smell inside while they’re growing.

I guess some people may not like that, but I do!

So with the weather forecast looking great for this week (no extremely low temperatures, lots of sun), my Snapdragons were transplanted into some containers outside. They like the cooler temperatures, so they’re happy being outside at night even at 50 degrees. I didn’t have a great amount of luck starting them this year, as they were up at my parents (due to curious, mischievous cats) and I wasn’t super great about watering them everyday, so they’re pretty stringy. This guy was one of my better ones; I’m hoping at least some of them thrive.

If not, I’m going to Schulte’s later this week to get some Calibrachoa for the new flower box Paul built me today, so I’ll just get more to fill in. Evidently hummingbirds like Calibrachoa, so I’m going to give it a try.

Bring on the blooms!

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