Yesterday was fabulously gorgeous! The temps reached near 60 here in the mountains and inside my greenhouse (where I spent a good portion of the afternoon) it was near 90. Woo hoo! Bring on the heat.
I did need to leave the door open to catch the nice breeze as I worked and it felt so good to be out in the sun.
My Heirloom roses arrived this week. I had them shipped to a friend that lives in a warmer zone (though it is a mere 15 minute drive from me) so I could get them sooner than the company would’ve shipped them to me. Since I pot them up and leave them in the greenhouse until they are bigger I do not worry about them surviving and flourishing.
Here are the 4 climbing roses I bought, all are very hardy, disease resistant, FRAGRANT and quite vigorous.
(click on the any of the rose photos to go to the site I purchased them from if you wish)
Kiss of Desire
They arrived packed snuggly in these pots.
Next to them you see some hollyhock seedlings that need potting up as well. Though our nights are still below freezing they shall do fine in the greenhouse despite my lack of supplemental heat.
Here they are all snug in their 2 gallon pots with fresh potting soil mixed with worm castings and a bit of perlite for good drainage. I water them in the a fungal mix that helps the roots develop.
Here is also an update of my English Delphiniums I started last Spring. They went dormant during the winter but with the warm of the past few weeks they have sprung up in their pots. I transplanted many to my garden last Fall but I had some left over in the greenhouse and they are doing beautifully. I started a new batch and so far they are doing great too but no where near as large as these yet.
I did splurge on some pansies yesterday, I just could not resist this fresh face of Spring. I will use these to gussie up my potting bench which I can view from my living room.
I love my greenhouse but it is in such disarray, I need to take a day and really get it organize to make the most of it. I really have greenhouse envy though when I see what Tootsie has, check out her greenhouse and all the plant starts she has going.
Seeing her fabulous planting space makes me want to dig in and get mine in tip top shape. I guess I should do a before and after post on my greenhouse, maybe that will help get me motivated to take the time to whip it into shape.
Another gorgeous day on tap today, so I shall endeavor to make the most of it. Next week is looking rather iffy as far as sunshine goes so I should take the time to enjoy it today.