This spring, even before the first sprouts had emerged outside, I started to get very ambitious. Well, to be quite honest, the idea had started to nag me ever since last autumn, when I began to wish for a nice plant to cover the railing of my balcony.
Since then, I have been making plans, gathering seeds and cuttings and having dreams about my very own beautiful garden, right here in our flat.
|My plants and cups with planted seeds.|
Do you remember my hibiscus? It is doing very well and has even had a few blossoms this spring, which I unfortunately cut for the spring pruning and for creating new plants. I gave two cuttings to my mother and one is growing some roots in a new pot. After the pruning, the old hibiscus has had lots of little leaves sprouting from all over the trunk. It is a joy to look at!
|It may not look like much, but it will grow into a beautiful little shrub.|
I have also planted a few flower seeds, without much luck though... We had a bout of cold weather and I don't think it did them too well. My fiance wanted to plant some hot peppers and to our astonishment, after a shy start, the jalapenos are doing quite well. I am watering them carefully and keeping my fingers crossed. Imagine, eating peppers grown and cared for by your own two hands!
|Tiny jalapeno sprouts. Some are already growing a second set of leaves.|
Quite a while ago, I decided I wanted freesia plants quite badly, so I kept looking at the seeds section in supermarkets and dreaming about them. Lucky me, we actually found some corms for sale and I bought a whole pack.
Now two thirds of them are sitting quietly in their makeshift pots. I have been so concerned that they wouldn't sprout, that I gently uncovered them today. They were not rotten, phew! and also I could feel them rooted into the ground. Hopefully, there will be tiny green heads sticking out.
Of course, I can't stop at this. I will be planting some honeysuckle cuttings for the railing soon. And I'm still dreaming about having a peony in a pot. The kind with lots of deep pink velvety petals. I hear I should wait until autumn though, such a pity!
How about you, dear reader? What flower do you really really want to have growing in your garden or pot?