February 2016: Week One Update

Hi Lovelies,

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Hello Mr. Hyacinth! Looking mighty fine!

First and foremost, let me apologize to everyone who left a comment on the last post and I didn’t get a chance to respond. I’ve been having major technical difficulties over here, which I have hopefully resolved.

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Anemones and ranunculus and also, some weeds. Oh well.

Now that I’ve done a lot of winter sowing, I feel like the season has started – and I’m extremely excited about it. This winter has been a lot sunnier than normal, and I can only hope that the trend continues. My goal at the moment is to write an update at least once a week – but we’ll see how that goes. Honestly, I’m not even sure if anyone actually reads this things. Oh well, worst case scenario is that I’ve got some pretty good notes to look back on in the future.

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Today, we’ll take a look at a few things that are growing in the garden. Have you noticed that I still call it a “garden” even though I’m actively working to make it into a larger scale thing.

First, we’ll take a look at the anemones – mainly because they’re gorgeous and currently my favorite thing. If you don’t remember, I planted the corms back in the first week of October and planted them into the hoophouse for overwintering.

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Black eyed beauty anemones. It’s out of focus, but I’m just going to pretend like that was an artistic choice.

Next we’ll take a peek at the winter sowing containers that are already growing. The first round of winter sowing was started outside on January 16th. Within a few weeks, things are “magically” growing. This basically makes me want to happy-dance in the middle of the street. I’ve tried to grow many of these things before and completely failed at it, so the fact that I can just stick some seeds in a milk jug and then they grow – it makes me so excited. Maybe I do have a green thumb after all? Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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I think this one is ‘Mr. Fokker’ Anemone.

Here’s what’s “come up” so far. To be oddly specific, by “come up” I mean that tap roots have emerged from the seed coat. Some of these don’t have their cotyledons opened just yet – but it’s on the way!

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I honestly don’t know which type this is. Maybe one of the red ones? It’s so hard to get these to show up on camera as their “true color”

January 31st: Quinoa emerges

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February 1st: Signs of Stock, Lupine, Poppy, and Sweet Annie

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Sweet Annie
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February 2nd: First Tricolor Salvia and Monstrosum Strawflower

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Tricolor Salvia
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I got a note in the mail about this package of strawflower being “infested with insects”. I emailed for more info and found out that it was possible that the germination could be impact. This definitely didn’t seem to be a problem fortunately.

February 3rd: Sunset Statice and Cherry Phlox

February 4th: Snapdragons

February 5th: Dusty Miller

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Ugh! I just love the look of these ‘Bordeaux’. The petals are like velvet!

As you can see, there’s quite a bit happening here on the daily! I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated as things start happening! As always, feel free to leave any comments below! I’d love to hear from you!! You can also watch the YouTube update if you want to see more pretty flowers!


12 thoughts on “February 2016: Week One Update

    1. They’re outside 🙂 The only things in the hoophouse right now are the anemones and ranunculus. The seedlings are tucked into my milk jugs 🙂

  1. thanks for posting! a couple weeks ago I raided the recycling boxes in the neighborhood on collection day & got enough milk cartons to start my own series of mini greenhouses… got the seeding mix this week on errand day… and planted some of my favourite seeds this weekend. I have my fingers crossed – – so this morning post showing your mini greenhouse promise is very welcome. Woohoo!

    1. Lol! I haven’t started raiding my neighbors trash yet, but I have a feeling I might very soon. I was definitely a skeptic of this “milk jug thing” but it seems to work really well as long as you plant things that are okay with a little frost! I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that things keep going well! Though we have a night of 8F predicted this week. I might move a couple into the hoophouse that night, just in case, lol!

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