Stock seedlings. Seeding is becoming more of a priority, as we get closer to getting all the baskets and planters finished. Flats will be the next goal, as soon as floor space opens up and we begin heating the cold section of the greenhouse.
Coleus with very fancy frilly leaves
Lots of puddles– ice and snow are melting off the roof outside, and the condensation inside is dripping everywhere.
Compare to same view last week– baskets on lefthand table have been hung up! This space won’t stay empty for long.
Trying something new this year: succulent hanging baskets
The New Guineas are really getting big!
Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ & friends
Baskets have disappeared from the lefthand table, and small pots of New Guinea impatiens have been planted in their place.
Spider plants in hanging baskets
Exquisite succulent blossoms, from another Echeveria
Herb planting has begun! I’m starting on our larger pots of lavender and rosemary.
A jagged-leafed lavender, L. buchii
Waiting for handles, which have a slot to stick the tags through
More of the mixed succulent baskets, moved onto shelves in a brighter, cooler section.
More nifty flowers, definitely one of the perks of being here at this time of year! A lot of succulents bloom at this time for us.
Even when it’s cold outside, it can get pretty warm in here (as long as it’s sunny). It’s normal to have a day where it’s 0° F outside, and as much as 80° inside. We actually have to turn on the fans to cool the place down! Then at night, the heaters have to be turned on to keep it all above freezing.
We had a section of petunia baskets get below freezing one night. The dirt froze an inch deep, and the water in the stems froze and then burst. (They’re actually recovering very well!)
Plastic walls help regulate temps between sections. Past that wall, we’re not yet heating and are just storing supplies for now.
Perennials. A mix of last year’s leftovers as well as new plugs that are waiting to be planted.
Hens and chicks
For a little more about what I’m doing with the herbs, you can visit my herb blog here, and the correlating blog post here.