Thurs. March 3, 2022: Tiny Shoots

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Waxing Moon First Quarter in Pisces

Celtic Tree Month of Ash

Snowy and cold

It’s snowing, off and on, every few days, then changes to slush, then freezes over and snows some more again. We had about eight or ten inches of snow over last weekend, so there was shoveling involved.

The marine heliotrope seeds are growing steadily. Still tiny, thin shoots, but quite a few of them. The echinacea is slowly adding more shoots to its pot. These are sturdier and wider. The columbine has a few wispy shoots coming up.

This past week, on a planting day, I planted some cat grass. I’m going to see if the cats will go for it, and leave the maiden hair fern alone.

Some of the Christmas cacti are blooming again. And they’re dropping some stems, which means we’re rooting them. The geranium, which came from a cutting from the huge geraniums we gave our neighbors when we moved, is doing well, although I’ll probably buy a couple more this spring.

I miss my lilacs so much that it physically hurts.

I’m in the process of getting more pots and more earth, so I can stagger the starts of the rest of the seeds over the next few weeks. Some of them are seeds that don’t like to be moved, so I have to plant them in their permanent pot from the beginning. I don’t want to do that until we can put plants out on the screened-in porch in front. It will be a couple of months until we can put things out on the back balcony again.

How are your plants doing?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Pat Marinelli
    Mar 03, 2022 @ 16:04:03

    My outside snowbells have buds. The daffodils and crocus are sprouting greens. I noticed this morning that the tree across the street has tiny buds also. Welcome Spring!

    I also want to plant cat grass as I want a Shamrock plant for St. Patrick’s Day. My problem is that our cat LOVES to eat the Shamrock leaves. He probably likes the blooms too, but we never got that far two years ago. He ate the plant right down to the root. Luckily it came back and we caged it on the top shelf of the garden window so he couldn’t get to it.


    • devonellington
      Mar 10, 2022 @ 12:53:20

      How wonderful! Yes, the cats love to eat shamrock plants. They stopped chomping on the fern, though, since I got the cat grass. I’m using the seeds from Botanical Interests, and they grow really fast.


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