Lilly was here beside me a few minutes ago licking and cleaning her baby. She loves her stuffed animals and just like a child she drags them all out and her favorite place to leave them, for some strange reason, is on the stairs.
I played in the dirt today! So desperate was I to feel the dirt, that I didn't even wear gloves. Nope, I was barehanded and it felt wonderful, (usually I wear surgical gloves for this task)! The only thing missing was the outdoors. It isn't exactly the same gardening in the kitchen, but it was fun none-the-less.
I did get the impatiens into larger containers today. There were 26 of them. I decided that I would go ahead and sow a few more of the seeds for indoor growing. I sowed two packets of the purple wave petunias, blue flax, balloon flower, bee balm, pansy, foxglove 'Candy Mountain', rudbeckia 'Irish eyes', scabiosa, and blanketflower.
I also sowed some grasses: Feathertop, Hare's Tail Grass and Fountain grass.
I prepared eight more gallon containers for my winter sowing. Numbers 17-24 contain:
18 & 19 Gazania
20 & 23 Larkspur
24 Ipomopsis Hummingbird mix
It was fun planting and preparing for spring, even though we have snow in the forecast AGAIN tonight.