Our first really cold weekend of the season – I’m not sure I can bear to look through Sixes from more temperate climates. I’m indoors in front of the fire, day dreaming about….propagation! To see some of those shots from around the world, do visit The Propagator’s site.
1 – it was a lot warmer yesterday, although these Yucca may not appreciate it.
2 – adding a different colour to the winter garden is a Bud’s Yellow dogwood shrub. It’s been growing very slowly, I suspect either improper planting (my fault) or environmental factors (not my fault)
3 – the snow cover yesterday was quite shallow, hopefully we’ll get a lot more today to help insulate things. Here are the flower stalks of an unknown low Sedum sticking up.
4 – Indoors, today, going through the seeds I collected last fall. So happy I, for once, labelled them at the time of harvest. These pill containers make a perfect storage container for dry seeds. Lots of lupin seeds…. many will go to the Picton Seedy Saturday seed exchange table next month.
5 – The only seeds I’ve ordered this year – so far – sweet peas. This variety is called Earl Grey come from a local flower grower. They’re supposed to produce larger, more fragrant blooms than what you can typically buy at the grocer. We’ll see…
6 – finally, something else from Antonio Valente Flowers, these bizarre looking Italian Ranunculus tubers. They were really expensive so I do hope they live up to their promise.