This morning I woke to a blanket of white over the deck off of my office and on the landscape beyond. While the picture was beautiful, I am so looking forward to spring with its warmer temperatures and budding plants.
As a matter of fact, just earlier this week I had spotted daffodils sprouting along a walkway in the backyard. I felt hopeful and excited at this first sign of spring. I hurried to the side of the house where I had planted a pussy willow bush a few years ago. While not fully budding, I saw signs of growth that would soon be the first spring decorations brought inside from the garden.
I have also been feeling a touch of spring as I tend to the seedlings I planted a few weeks ago in the basement. The petunias have now grown their second set of leaves and I have started to transplant them into larger peat pots. They are under grow lights on seedling heat pads. Each day I transplant a few more and water the trays. They have to be started in January so that I can plant them mid May. Soon I will be starting heirloom tomato seeds so they will be ready to plant in the garden after Memorial Day.
Where did the seed come from and what unexpected plant am I growing in my basement? Any ideas?
I have gardens inside to nurture because the thought of petunias and tomatoes bring me the promise of spring.