Sunday, March 15, 2015

GBBD in March

March has arrived and I see in your blogs, my friends, that crocuses are blooming, primrose revive, the first shoots emerge from the soil. Each month waiting for Garden Blog Bloom Day I think what I can show in my Northern garden. So last weekend I arrived there and was pleasantly surprised that the snow is almost melted.


Even crocuses, buds and green leaves have appeared. The evergreens are reaching for the sun too. Perhaps they too, as people feel the warmth, the beginning of spring.
In general, the beginning of spring in the North of our Planet is always an exciting spectacle, especially when an ice drift begins on the rivers. This time thick ice melts in my garden pond too. Needles of thuja turn green, buds of rhododendrons grow, because in a month and a half their flowering begins.
Here is rhododendron 'Helsinki University', Lysimachia nummularia (golden creeping Jenny) and Lamium maculatum (devil's clover). 


 
Some plants stored their leaves under the snow and now are green and fresh: 





  They are Primula and Dianthus barbatus (Sweet Williams).
I also have cuttings of Dianthus chinensis (China pink) and Dahlia tubers that I stored all winter and now they started to grow on my windowsill: 








I sowed seeds in paper and plastic modules.
Every day I watch how fast they're growing. Here are tomato seedlings "Gardener's delight' variety and Nasturtium.



When tomato seedlings grow enough I'll need to separate them and to plant in bigger pots. What is your experience in separating of seedlings?
It's all I can show you in March. Hope in April I'll be able to take more photos of growing plants in my garden.













 

38 comments:

  1. My only blooms are snowdrops, but I'm grateful for those. Looks like you will have many blooms soon!

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    1. I love snowdrops as well Jason. Mines are under the snow yet:(( Sure your flowers are beautiful.

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  2. Hello Nadezda, how nice to se spring has arrived in your garden :-)
    I feel this winter has gone very quickly, but perhaps that’s just me – because I have had so much to do. Enjoy your week-ends in the garden!

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    1. You're very right Helene! This winter snow melted fast, during 2 weeks. There is no snow at all in the city but some snowy fields and lawns are seen in suburbs. Happy weekend to you too!

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  3. What bright signs of new life; a joy to see Nadezda. I've been having a little blogging holiday, but am dipping back in now.

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    1. Glad you're with us, back to blogging, Juliet!

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  4. I'm waiting for my Spring blooms too Nadezda!
    We had a hard Winter in Greece!I'm impressed with your tomato seedlings!!
    Waiting to see them grow!Have a lovely day!
    Dimi...

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    1. Hope my tomatoes will grow and I'll harvest tasty fruits, Dimi. I think your southern spring will be very colorful.

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  5. After melting of the snow in the north of your country, it´s always amazing how quickly nature catches up with our spring.
    ´Gardener´s delight´ tomatoes are very good, I had them several times. Seperating the seedlings gives no problem at all when you are doing carefully.

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    1. 'Gardener's delight' is a new variety for me, Janneke. Thank you for sharing your experience, now I'm sure I'll have good tomatoes.

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  6. Out dahlias are showing no signs of life yet and we haven't even sown any tomato seeds in some ways you are ahead of us!

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    1. Actually I think my dahlias are in hurry Sue. It will be a problem to move them to my summer house in April :(( The tomatoes seedlings grow well until they are in a greenhouse. There they will have to acclimatise and this period is not easy, some of seedlings may be lost.

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  7. Seeing all this green as the snow melts is such a treat, isn't it, Nadezda? I am in much the same place--I see shoots of crocuses and daffodils coming up, but nothing blooming yet. It's an exciting time, and I'm sure in the next few weeks we'll both have some color in our gardens. Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. I'm sure that the warm weather will push all spring plants to grow and we both will walk in our gardens watching blooming. Happy GBBD, Rose!

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  8. Nadezda, how nice to see the first touches of spring in your garden ! I'm waiting for my flowers too !
    Greetings

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    1. Sure your flowers will grow fast, Ela!

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  9. Hello Nadezda girl !
    Thank you for dropping by and reminding me about marigold plants ... I use them as well to ward off nasty bugs from plants I want to protect : )
    I love seeing your Spring pictures here ... but sadly we have no show here as yet ... this has been such a long hard winter it is hard to believe Spring will ever arrive ... but I know once it does it will be hard and quick and I will be running to catch up with all the chores I have to get done ...
    Enjoy your garden girl !
    Joy : )

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    1. We all are in hurry when spring comes, Joy. Because we wait for this time and have our chores. I think spring comes soon in your place.

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  10. New life is coming! A great time to start gardening. How wonderful! Happy gardening!

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  11. I'm learning to appreciate the early signs of spring more and more! It is one of the most interesting and exciting times of the year! To see the very first buds and blooms becoming free of snow. So despite of absence of blooms, there is so much goning on in your garden right now!
    I have a tomato seedlings about the same size too and I have to prick them out soon! I'm especially excited about new variety 'Indigo Rose'!

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    1. 'Indigo Rose'? I have to read more about. Thank you Tistou for your advice!

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  12. Nadezda you are showing more than me....no melt here and still 2 ft of snow. With veggies, I try to plant them further apart in the same pot and once they grow big enough I then separate them and transplant them carefully. Now flowers are different. If the seeds are small I scatter them and then let them grow and prick out some or transplant the bunches in bigger pots so once they get bigger, I can transplant them easier.

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    1. Yes, you're right Donna, I had to plant tomato seeds more apart but I was not sure that all of the will germinate Thank for telling me your experience with seeds I will follow you.

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  13. You are a little ahead of us here in Southern Ontario. There is still snow on the ground and the crocus foliage has not appeared as yet. I have nowhere ot start seeds indoors, so I must wait a few weeks until things warm up. Last year I created a nursery bed just for seedlings. I found it fairly successful with perhaps the exception of some sunflowers. I learned the hard way that sunflower seedlings hate to be moved.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer for your advice!
      Our spring started very fast but forecast says it will probably be snowing next week. I hope my plants are well.

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  14. It's so exciting to see all that green! I always feel like the gardening year has properly begun when I plant my tomato seeds. For me that is the third week in August, and I grow them inside until it's warm enough to put them out in my glasshouse. (Usually about 6 weeks later.) I grow 2/3 seeds in a little pot, and when they get bigger I just gently divide them into bigger individual pots. They seem to like that, the only trouble is when I start to run out of room by the window :)

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    1. Yes, Ruth, I will wait until seedlings are bigger and then will divide them. You're in fall now and sure your harvest is wonderful and tasty.

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  15. Paciencia Nadezda, aquí se ha adelantado, pero ya está cambiando de nuevo el tiempo, en marzo siempre hiela y más de un año nieva. Las froren saldran a su tiempo ;))
    Un beso.

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    1. Todo a su tiempo, es verdad Laura. Pero quiero que sea mas caliente y mas verde.

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  16. Nasturtiums are some of my favorite flowers. They grow so well up here in Alaska during the long summer sunlight, as I'm sure you have too! You must be excited to have all those great plants growing already. I'm a little late to start planting... I need to do that!!

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    1. You have time, Mary Anne! The spring is coming in all Northern areas early or later. The plants do not grow quickly because of night low temps.

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  17. Isn't it wonderful to see the earth begin awake after the cold Winter months? I think it's quite magical.
    My gardens are just a bit ahead of yours... first tulips are beginning to bloom.

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    1. Yes, it is Carolyn!I think your first tulips are pretty and you see every day the vernal signs.

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  18. Dear Nadezda !!!
    I welcome you to the second day of spring.
    I know how much each little plant has awakened.
    I suppose that you have a lot of growing up seedlings.
    I wish you nice and warm spring week.
    Lucia

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    1. Greetings Lucja! Spring is coming, ha, ha today is snowing!
      I do hope this is the last snow.

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  19. After all the snow and ice I’m sure it must be nice to see little green shoots coming out. Here in Georgia we had a very mild winter – snow only one day and no ice (I never had to wear my winter coat.) Now all the flowering trees have blooms and daffodils are showing up everywhere. I do not have much in my yard, but we may go and visit a public garden soon to look at what is flowering.

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    1. Your spring is on a wing, Vagabonde. I love daffodils as well and wait for their sprouts in my garden. But the forecast shows some cold days more this low night temps. So we have to wait patiently.

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