|Exciting, I know|
In the house I am trying an Asiatic lily which you can see, some deep salmon zinnia seeds, and white scabiosa. I do not have a large selection of trays to grow in so I have decided to try alternate methods.
Elsewhere in the garden things are growing slowly. The snowdrops are finishing up while the scilla has started a few days ago. I believe the snowdrops are the double form. The scilla is probably scilla siberica.
Below is a pot of Thalia narcissus (L) and some agapanthus (R). Experimentation has been key for me this winter season. I have never really been interested in propagation before and in many ways have been overly cautious playing with plants. I think it is the fear of failure. Frankly I should not fear failure as I have failed over and over again. Eventually the lesson is learned and we move forward.
I could not find an appropriate place to plant the Thalia bulbs last fall and so I potted them up, placed the pot within a pot protected with burlap and left it in the shed over the winter. End of March I could see the tips.
The agapanthus was planted last year. I got some foliage but it never flowered. I read later that they take a while to flower. Perhaps they like a tighter feeling in the pot too?
|tete a tete|
|arabis or rock cress. swarmed with bees and ever so sweet smelling|
|narcissus and trout lily poking through|
|a bed you rarely see filled with sedge, ferns, grass and more|