It is too cold to plant these lovelies-or it may be too cold. It has been too wet for the
past several days also. The Mid-Atlantic area has had such a temperate winter
and a beautiful spring, so when the planting itch time comes one must
temper the desire to beautify the ground. Many a flower has lost its life by a late frost.
Mother’s Day is considered the signal time to rev your engines and plant. Mowing of
course, has resumed.
I did break down and put my tomato plants in the ground though and have radishes,
lettuce and peas from seed happily clapping with the wind. So far, the past few days have
been marginal but no frost.
Therefore, soon the lobelia, stock, Jacob’s Ladder, Snow Princess, forget-me-nots, p0ppies
and a black hellebore will be planted and my pressing will be active.
Right now, I have bleeding hearts, dogwood, candytuft and buttercups in my presses.
So I am pressing-on. Why don’t you try it too?