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We can see light at the end of the tunnel!

Whew! I’m sorry I haven’t blogged for a while. I keep forgetting to take my camera over to the greenhouse for pictures, and we’ve been super busy getting all the plants transplanted. Two major groups of plants are now finished. Lydia got all the impatiens transplanted yesterday. I teased her that I wasn’t letting her out of  greenhouse #2  each day as she worked her way through 15 trays of 500 plants each….7500 plants. Brenda and JoAnn finished potting up the Wave Petunias – another monumental task We are slowly but surely getting everything potted. Susan worked in the building Thursday, so it is beginning to look a little less like a disaster zone. Sheila is back from visiting in North Dakota, and finished up some odds and ends in the perennials that needed to be potted.

Here is what Greenhouse #1 looks like now.

Greenhouse #1 April 3, 2010

Here is Greenhouse #2:

And Greenhouse #3:

This center bench is all geraniums. When they start blooming it is a sight to behold!

And finally Greenhouse #4:

Even this house is overflowing with plants. All of the tomatoes and peppers as well as the wave petunias and lots of flower packs fill every inch of space.

This warm weather gets everyone in the mood to start gardening, but be careful, we can still get some cold weather in here. I try to caution everone who buys plants that it’s a little early to be planting much out yet. The cold loving vegetables, pansies, snapdragons, dianthus and perennials are really all I’d recommend planting right now. About the middle of April, which is still rushing the season a bit, you can start planting. I know how hard it is to wait though. When the sun shines, you want to get outside and see things growing!

Here is one of my Hellebores (Lenten Rose) blooming in my flower bed. I have Royal Heritage Mix and Black Diamond plants for sale this year.

The standard green leaved Heuchera/ Coral Bells are blooming very nicely now.

And the Bleeding Heart just came out today.

It’s always great when we get the perennials out on the benches. The place really starts to look alive and ready. Here is what they look like now.

And finally for all you tomato lovers, we have Tumbler, a cherry tomato that tumbles out of a pot. We like to put them in hanging baskets like the one below.

Tumbler Cherry Tomato in a hanging basket.

A close up shot of the tomatoes already set on the Tumbler Tomatoes.

I hope you enjoyed the mini tour of the greenhouse today! Before long, I hope you come see them in person!!!!!

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