Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18
Planted in flats under the lights:
Slim Jim eggplant, Prosperosa egg plant,
Bell peppers: Orange Bell, Kevin's Early Orange, California Wonder
Other Peppers: ancho, Sweet Banana and Serrano
This filled one flat.
On heat pad.
Still no germination from bell pepper from market.
Apricot tree has some open blooms, lots showing color. In danger of a hard frost when they bloom out this early. Glad to get the little cooler temperatures of Friday, high of 56°.
Korean Boxwood is blooming. You can smell the fragrance abut 10 feet away. The honeybees love it. I planted these on the north and east side of the back porch foundation a few years ago. They are wonderful plants...no pests, no watering and so far, no trimming. The blooms are not significant but smell wonderful.
The high on Thursday was 79°.
I found my poor oakleaf hydrangea which is a very slow grower laying on the ground after the workmen left. I am sure one of them stepped on it. It was leaning almost on the ground and looked like a dead branch....however, it had leaf buds all along the branches. I am sure it is a lost cause, but I buried the end that had a few twiggy feeder roots by the birdbath....it likes moisture. I hope I can save it.
We got 8 eggs. All the new girls are laying.
Friday, March 18, 2011
We decided to go down to Branson for the afternoon to visit with our daughter and family, (the birthday girl), at the condo they had rented at Indian Point. It was a beautiful place with interesting decor. All elegant rustic, with distressed wood floors, all dark woods but lots of stairs. Did I mention lots of stairs! I am a little stiff this morning.
We sat on the deck over the lake and enjoyed coffee and visiting while watching the birds soaring over...DH said they were vultures!