16 April 2008
We've had several luscious days around here lately. The problem is the nice days are broken up by days when the temperature has been nearing 40. So, most of the spring flowers have bloomed and the grass was mowed for the first time today but I'm still wary. I have to admit though, walking through the yard today was lovely, especially with our spring flowers blooming.
This is phlox, a delicate little flower that will spread over time.
Since my last post I've started a bunch of seeds for our gardens. So far, Calendula is the only herb that's sprouted along with four kinds of tomatoes: Giant Tree, Box Car Willie, Jelly Bean Hybrid and Old Brooks. Yet to sprout are the following peppers: Filius Blue, Medusa ornamental, Canary bell, Black Pearl ornamental, Sheepnose Pimento, Mini Bell Chocolate, Alma Paprika, Tri-Color Variegata and Poinsettia. Now I'm just being a good daughter by trying these seeds as I don't eat peppers, they're nasty to me. Also started were cayenne peppers, skullcap, pennyroyal, stevia, valerian, common comfrey and Kochia (burning bush). It's quite a list and I'm hoping they do well.