S & P.... nope not salt & pepper, although I am working on spicing things up a bit around here. No, I was thinking more along the lines of sewing & painting this past weekend.
Sadly, this was as close as I got to my sewing machine... perhaps the piles of stuff still waiting to be packed up and put away after the baby shower has put a crimp in my desire to spend time in my sewing room... since it needs a thorough clean up.
So with the sun shining and the temperatures hitting 60 degrees I decided to swap the sewing "s" for the seed "s"!
And of course, my specialty, pure white impatiens. I planted 390 of these babies.... yep I meant to say 390! And there are 60 more seeds waiting to fill in for some that don't germinate. I can hardly wait until the first of May when I can move them out into the greenhouse for a couple of weeks before their planting into my many shady spots. For now the impatiens and petunias are residing on my enclosed, and south facing, front porch. Just little pots of soil waiting to burst forth with fabulous flowers.
And I wanted to share with you what the seeds look like... think smaller than carrot seeds! This little Fiestaware fruit bowl has 90 impatien seeds in it... yes, really, you can count them if you don't believe me! I actually have found that using tweezers is the only way to go. The first year I did this I had seeds EVERYWHERE because you can hardly pick them up with your fingers. And the petunia seeds are even smaller... at least that's what I'm told since they actually come coated or pelleted to make them slightly bigger than these impatiens.
To this! And boy do they smell wonderful!
The hellebores that are tucked next to the back porch are still going strong...
A few hardy daffodils are fully opened...
And some are still working on that opening...
Oh... and the "p" for painting?
Well it will have to wait until the upcoming weekend... since this all the farther the brush got.