It arrived with a bang, which in New England meant it snowed for around 24 hours. It was heavy, it was wet, but the temps got a little warmer, the sun came out and some of it is melting. We still have a couple of piles that are over 4′ tall, but I’ll take all the melting I can get before the next storm comes tomorrow.
Last Friday, I went to the UNH Greenhouse and enjoyed seeing the beautiful green plants, smelling the Hyacinths, seeing the water features, and came home with several plants. Buying plants this time of year probably wasn’t the smartest thing I’ve ever done, but I sure had fun.
There I was holding my cardboard box and picking up plants. But, before they made it to the box, I checked them all to see if by any chance there was more than one plant in the pot. Do you do that? I always do that. In most cases I can find one pot that somehow two seeds got dropped into, and when I get home, I can divide and have two plants.
I wanted a Cinnamon Curls Heuchera, but they weren’t for sale. So, I saw a hanging basket that had two of them in it plus two other plants for only $4 more and all of the money went to the Future Farmers. Bought that one with a smile. Now I’ll have four plants, 2 annuals and 2 perennials, for the low price of $14.
While I wait to get outside and start on my long lists of chores, I’ve been working on a couple of small projects. I finished my first wool penny rug thanks to the help of my friend, Sue, and completed a pansy wall quilt. Next, I will be appliquéing fifteen aprons to be worn at the Master Gardener plant sale next month.
Today is errand day. Among other things, I have to try to convince a customer service rep to take back a Canon printer that croaked after only three weeks, but I don’t have the box. What do you think my odds are?
Tomorrow while it’s snowing, I’m going to repot my plants. Take that Mother Nature – I’m gardening inside. 🙂
What does your first week in April look like? Are you busy at work, gardening, sewing, reading a good book, or traveling? Come on tell us all about it. 🙂