Cold Outside, Warm Inside!

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Forced Paperwhites

I have loved seeing pics of Celadon Hill Paperwhites, thank you for sharing! The beauty that comes from a small bulb is amazing! After the starry white flowers bloom, I cut the stems and place in a vase to extend the enjoyment. 

Scabiosa seedling outside in January

Meanwhile outside, it’s freezing and these hardy annuals like Scabiosa, Rudbeckia, Dianthus and Larkspur are doing just fine! Transplanted in October, they don’t mind the cold and actually thrive. When temperatures do below 25 degrees, the fabric cover goes on, and when it’s over 50 degrees, the fabric is removed. I learned all about “Cool Flowers” from this wonderful little book by Lisa Mason Ziegler

Pussy Willow Emerging In January

Signs of spring are all around as the days get longer and pussy willow begin to emerge! And if you know someone with a Pussy Willow bush, ask for a cutting, they easily root in cool spring soil. 

Winter walk along the Gunpowder Falls

I love all the seasons and truly enjoy walking in the woods on a snowy day, especially by the water, it’s beautiful! 

Forced Amaryllis Bulbs

This year, I’m forcing Amaryllis bulbs for Valentines Week! Two varieties, Double King and Pretty Nymph. Both will produce multiple, giant blooms that have great vase life. Each bulb will be packaged in a glass hurricane vase with soil, fully budded and ready to bloom. Look for these in our Celadon Shop around February 1st. 

I hope you are enjoying all this season has to offer and staying warm like Archie! Thanks for following along, indoor seed starting starts soon. šŸ˜Š

Archie relaxing after a long walk.