March 14, 2012

Bloom Day in the Greenhouse, March

Oh, OH! I forgot to put the link to Tootsietime so you could join in the linky fun for Fertilizer Friday. Here it is: Flaunt Your Flowers at Tootsie's.

March in the Greenhouse is about to be moving day in the greenhouse, except for a few of the most tender plants. Gerbera Daisies have been outside for a while, prefering cooler temperatures.

New in the greenhouse is a fogging system built from scrap parts: some copper tubing we had, mist heads used for some other purpose at our old house, a short hose from a hose reel and some purchased fittings to put it all together.
Fogging has a twofold purpose: cooling and humidifying. Cooling is in conjuntion with the fan we put up last week.

Five rooted Marieseii varigata Hydrangeas in one gallon pots over the winter went into the ground today. The biggest number of cuttings waiting now are Pentas in all colors.

Seedlings are coming along:
Tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. One
eggplant has not yet shown himself.

Parsley and chives. Pentas blooms fell into the parsley. Seedling chives are
threadlike. Other seeds planted are flowers, not yet ready for prime time.

Cycad pups have moved outside after spending the winter in the greenhouse.
Two have new growth. I planted out the one that had a single frond and not yet any
new growth. It has good roots.

Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in warm, humid Southwest Georgia.


Bernie H said...

You do have quite a bit springing to life. It's great to see those Cycads throwing out new fronds. The seedlings are doing great, and your Gerberas are so sweet.

Clint Baker said...

What an exciting time of the year!

joene said...

That greenhouse of yours still makes me green with envy. Happy GBBD.

Darla said...

Something so exciting about seeing the new growth of spring and the germinating seeds!

Paula said...

Loved reading about your greenhouse! Thanks for sharieng, Paula in Idaho

Becca's Dirt said...

Looking good in there. Have a nice day.

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