Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The First Day of Spring!

Yesterday was officially the first day of spring at Mosswood Gardens!

Greenhouse #1 was fired up to a toasty 70 degrees, and with the sun shining, the temperature soared up into the 80's.

After dividing and potting up our new collection of houseplants and tropical foliage, we finally began seeding, an activity that always puts me into a bright and cheerful mood as I daydream about the finished product. First to be seeded was herbs, including four varieties of basil (our first batch), cilantro (coriander), thyme, marjoram, rosemary, curly and flat-leaf (italian) parsley, sage, chives, dill, oregano, and summer savory. We also seeded 21 different colors of petunias, and there are many more to come!

Today, the seeding continues, beginning with snapdragons, which were assisted with pre-chilling, cacti and assorted succulents, vinca, verbena, salvia, dusty miller, datura, impatiens, gazanias, lobelia, and a large number of perennials, to be nurtured to maturity and added to our extensive list of offerings (see http://www.mosswoodgardens.com/index_files/Perennials.htm for a partial list).

Check back often for updated reports as we march on through our rigorous seeding schedule!

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