Friday, April 9, 2010

Things are Hopping at the Greenhouse

The Martha Washington Geraniums are coming into bloom. There are still 2 colors not open, but here are the early starters.

The Purple Baron Millet will look great in mixed pots

The Papyrus reminds me of Cleopatra and the Nile.

We're about half finished the 600+/- hanging baskets.  It's hard to believe that in just 6 short weeks they will be full of blossoms cascading down the sides of the pots all the way to the bottom.

The young tumbler tomatoes--they already have tiny blossoms. 

This perky orange is just one of seven colors of osteospermum that we raise.

Tiny Snow Crystals Alyssums in their plug trays.

We'll be eating berries soon from the Seascape Day Neutral Strawberry plants.

Newly-transplanted tomatoes. We plant over 30 different varieties.  These are in 5 1/2 inch pots.  They will be about 12" tall by the latter part of May, and some of the earlier varieties will have blossoms already.

Last, but not least, newly-seeded onions and cabbages (including Kale, Cauliflower and Kohlrabi.  The white material in the first few flats is vermiculite.  We make our mix a bit gritty since onions do not like to be waterlogged.

Till next time.  Must go catch a few ZZZ's.  More work tomorrow.  Catch up with my crafting and our "wonderful" Alberta weather on my other blog here.  By the way, if anyone can tell my why the text gets all messed up, I'd appreciate the suggestions.  Should I be doing all the typing first and then inserting the images later? 


  1. Wow what a selection of plants you will have, I sure would love to wander round your greenhouse. As for the spacing, it must be a blogger thing. I thought it was the new template I had chosen. I'm forever trying to fix it but it just seems to stick in spaces and extra blank lines whenever it feels like it.

  2. hallo sigrun
    wow das glashaus ist ja ein wahnsinn und soviele blumen, pflanzen und obst,
    bei uns ist sowas unvorstellbar,
    aber wie man sieht canada das land der unbegrenzten möglichkeiten,
    viel spaß im greenhouse and garden,
    liebe grüße

  3. wow! wish I lived nearby...I'd so love to purchase your plants. I saw that papyrus the other day and loved it...such an interesting plant!