Photo used under Creative Commons from Magdalena Roeseler
While I'm sowing seeds, I'm also listening to the late, great Stuart McLean. His Vinyl Cafe stories, which I have often heard while driving or baking, provide an air of fictionality to the process. For what is fiction but dreams transformed into words? And what is a garden, but dirt and seeds and water and light transformed by hope?
Plants: Planted 6 cells of Moonflowers (Belle Blanche Datura), but will surely sow more since I love the way they smell at night. They always remind me of the moon garden M showed me on one of our first dates.
I sowed 12 red multibloom Geraniums (Pelargonium Hortorum) and 12 white multibloom Geraniums (Pelargonium Hortorum). They're supposed to be difficult to grow from seed, yet I am undaunted. If they take, I'm sure they will hold pride of place in the white urns on the front porch.
In larger pots, I planted Night-Scented Stock (Matthiola Longipetala). I had no luck with these wee purple flowers last year; perhaps this year they will take. I also sowed Crocus (Jeanne D'Arc) in 6 small pots and the Benjamin Franklin Peonies (Peony Lactifora) in 2 larger pots.
In the big brown pot, I went for the lasagna method, planting lilac and white Cum Laude tulips (Tulipa Cum Laude), red Abba tulips (Tulipa alpina) and white Mount Tacoma tulips (Tulipa Mount Tacoma). I've only seen this method on Youtube; here's hoping it works in real life.
Lastly, I planted 8 cells of Roma tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) for us and 10 cells of Catnip (Nepeta cataria) for the girls. Even though catnip grows fast, I think I'll do a few more later for luck.
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