Just Ahead Of Spring

Spring Equinox 2022 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 11:33 AM EDT on
Sunday, March 20.

23 thoughts on “Just Ahead Of Spring

  1. Eliza Waters

    Thanks for the sneak preview, Susie (we won’t get a view like this until May). So happy that it is Spring at last… your blooms are beautiful… happy Equinox!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Eliza, I feel lucky to have a few more weeks to enjoy flowers, but you seem to make the most of your time! May will be glorious for you.

  2. Kris P

    It looks like your spring season is off to a great start, Susie! I tried Iris reticulata in pots this year for the first time. While one pot produced a handful of blooms, the second never produced a single one so I’m guessing those tiny Iris don’t care much for SoCal’s periodic winter heatwaves

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      It was perfect here today Kris! I don’t have much luck with pots, but I notice many people plant these iris in pots with great impact. Weird how one pot didn’t make it for you.

  3. Cathy

    Good to see some of your spring offerings, Susie – did I tell you I managed to get some Pride of Gibraltar seeds? I now have a flower on one of the plantlets too 😊

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Oh, I’m happy to hear you found Pride of Gibraltar. I planted many harvested seeds last year but none made it. Perhaps I’ll reorder fresh seeds. Such a unique plant.

      1. Cathy

        I am not always confident of the viability of any seeds I have collected 🙄 The plants seem really strong and bushy, although still small, which is an improvement because mine are usually quite lanky. Do you pinch yours out at all?

      2. Cathy

        And yet some cerinthe get really bushy (although not yet for me!!), so I suppose they must do it naturally. At what stage do you pinch out your zinnias? I think I might have chanced it last year… Is it because of your climate that most annuals are not worth growing from seed?

      3. pbmgarden Post author

        I don’t actually pinch the zinnias either, but they’re the main flower I have experience with growing from seed. This year though I started some parsley that is coming up. It is exciting to see the little signs of growth.

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