Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Greenhouses are Open!
It is way past time to get new photos up on this blog. The plants in the greenhouses are doing great and if anything, are a bit ahead of schedule. But outside we are 2 - 3 weeks behind when it comes to digging perennials and getting plants potted and laid out.
Last year the ice out at Joe’s Pond was April 5; this year it was April 27, a good indication of the difference between the two seasons.
We officially opened Sunday and the weather was lovely. Next weekend is Mother’s Day and I hope there are a lot of appreciative children out there in a flower-buying mood, as we have lots of blooms ready.
I have a huge soft spot for violas and pansies.
Some of the perennials that we over wintered in pots, like the above columbine, are blooming already.
'Dark Eyes' has always been the most popular fuchsia and it is the hardest for me to size up, but this year the fuchsias are huge and walking down that aisle is like being in a blooming tropical forest.
At the moment some of our perennial gardens are swamp-like and I am hoping those plants will survive until we can get in there with our shovels.
Meanwhile, I am giving an illustrated talk (and plants as door prizes) Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 in the Cabot Public Library about "new" perennials and annuals for the northern Vermont gardener.