March 19, 2009

Spring Updates

It's still snowing every day, but it is also now melting every day, and yesterday I saw my first crocus! The snow is melting off the raised beds, and while the soil in them is still frozen below the top 1/8", it's a start. Lavenders looking good, some of the Primula not so much. . . just have to wait and see if that's the tops only. The equinox is tomorrow--the snowiest one in memory for me, not including days in ND.

The catalog is all finished and in the mail--and transplanting has begun in earnest, plus propagation. This week also marks the start of spring soaping--starting with stain removal sticks and some milk soap, plus fragrance testing for "think spring" varieties. I'll post pics when I get new batteries in the camera.