Jan. 19, 2023: Primroses!

image courtesy of Petra  from pixabay.com

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Dark Moon, 4th Quarter in Sagittarius

Uranus Retrograde

(Mercury went direct yesterday)

Incoming storm

When I went to the grocery store earlier in the week, I came home with two small pots of primroses. One is all yellow. The other is red with yellow centers.

I love primroses. They were one of the first plants I bought when we moved to the Cape back in 2010. They’re such cheerful plants, and I love having them inside, blooming during the winter. They are a reminder that one day, it will be spring again, and things will bloom.

I repotted them almost immediately (and boy, were they pot-bound). I tucked them in the sunniest living room window, amongst the Christmas cacti. Hopefully, they will settle in and thrive.

This morning, when I opened my AMERICAN GARDENER magazine, I saw an ad for a primrose society! Who knew? Then I turned the page and saw an ad for a Hosta society! That doesn’t surprise me as much. When we lived on Cape, people were obsessive about Hostas. I got tired of them after a bit, and I was surprised how much I miss them here.

No, I’m not joining either one.

I did, however, a few months back, join the AMERICAN HORTICULTURE SOCIETY (which is why I’m getting the above-mentioned magazine). I thought it would be interesting to learn more about plants all over the country (and good research for my writing – the right plant in the right place and all that, textural detail). I also like that the membership card gives us access to gardens all over the country, including many in the Berkshires, Vermont, and NY. We’ll do day trips in nice weather, this spring and summer, and enjoy the botanical gardens in the area.

I see friends on social media already starting their seeds, under grow lights. I may try to do a setup like that in a year or two. This year, I haven’t even bought my seeds yet.

The bulbs on the porch are sticking their little heads up, especially the hyacinths. I think the hyacinths will be lovely this year. I’ve never grown hyacinths from bulbs before (I always bought some), so I’m excited. The lilac is getting new buds; I’m even more excited about that!

We’re supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow. Originally, the storm was supposed to start tonight, but the new alert says 11 AM. I can feel it coming in. Winter in New England!

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