|They are cleomes--I don't care what you "thought" they were...|
|Linaria posing with tomatoes.|
The coleus are all looking superb. The local retailers around here charge an outrageous amount for wimpy little things so I am always careful to hold over some nice cuttings in the fall which I pot up and keep by my loft windows on a table salvaged from the dump strictly for this purpose. (I painted it black and serves as a nice plant stand, but with its slightly uneven surface would have made for a terrible table.)
This has me excited. My first seedlings from iochroma. Armchair gardening in Winter, I came across iochroma grandiflora. Anything with grandiflora as part of its Latin nomenclature stops me for minimally five seconds. Reading that it also is a member of the nightshade family, which for me equals "easy to start from seed", hooked me. Actually finding seed, though was limited to one seller on eBay or Amazon (I forget which.), unless I wanted to hand over much more money for a plant. Also, unknown to many, tomatoes, nightshade, peppers, potatoes are actually perennials given a cooperative growing zone, with none of that biennial-ness that can make gardeners in central Wisconsin "&%CRA@#ZY" (like Jack-Nicholson-in-'The Shining'-crazy).
|Blue salvia seedlings|
|Asian Spring Onions waiting for Spring|
|Eggplant, basil, parsley, cilantro, and green amaranth caudatus|
|Cinnie, the rain-depressed dog|
Boxers, with all their facial wrinkles got the lock on SADD. Rain, she does not like. The gardener who first said, "Take a picture, it lasts longer," must have been talking about central Wisconsin and sunny skies.
Checking the weather we have thunderstorm with a side helping of hail scheduled (no need to worry about foliage on trees and garden plants. Yay!). Also, snow scheduled four of the next seven days and rain and overcast weather all but Saturday, on which day the Gardening Twins are celebrating their birthday (indoors). Yay!
And, oh, the southeast part of the county is flooded out.