A bay-by-bay look, this time.
Seed room, Van Wingerden house West 1
Hypoestes (polka dot plant) seedlings
View across West 3,2,1
West 3 (geranium bay)
West 4 (herb bay)
Planting some larger rosemary– these are going to be huge, yet so reasonably priced!
Large planters with red fountain grass
Large coleus planters
East 2, far end
You can see how much bigger these mixed baskets have gotten!
Pansy bowls~ pansies, stock, snapdragons, alyssum
East 1, main aisle
Gutter Connect house, West 2
The unobstructed view
(Herb blog companion article: here)
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.
(Sorry, got a bit behind on the blog posts!)
Baskets and planters, hung up and on shelves– wherever we can find room!
Setcreasea ‘Purple Heart’
New Guinea impatiens, now with new and improved backlighting!
Fuschia and geranium baskets
We marked the plantings by color so that when the baskets get moved and hung up, similar colors aren’t right next to each other. Having a variety of colors in each bay keeps it from looking monotonous.
In-progress herb section: getting ready to plant!
Every bit of space counts!
A line of baskets, with space left to the side so that we can finish hanging baskets up above
A cart ready to use for planting 10″ mixed baskets
So many baskets.
The ferns are shaping up nicely.
Succulent stock plants
I’m sorry, I can’t help myself. Every week I take a dozen more photos of the same exact plants because they’re just so beautiful!