Tuesday, April 8

Backyard Field Guide: First Sprouts

On a whim and as a budget-wise measure, I decided to plant several trays of flowers from seed (see here). We bought the eco-friendly seed flats--the ones that look like molded coconut strands--and I went to work with the zinnias and my new perennials. After a few days sunning in the basement--a few days!--we are now the proud parents of some little flower sprouts. I think I love gardening because it simply dumbfounds me: just a few days and there are new plants. I can't wait to watch their growth this summer when they explode and look like this and this:

Photo from Elizabeth Licata's inspiring & hilarious blog, Gardening While Intoxicated.

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