So a few odds and ends....on Monday Sue and I took a walk in the Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, and it was well worth it. We finally got to see some of the earliest flowering trees in bloom. Sue is blogging about it, along with some nice pictures - I will post a link once she gets to it. I suspect most people miss them, but the flowering nectarine and apricot trees are just stunning. The other star of the day was the various Hellebores.
As we walk around our neighborhood, it is clear that the flowering fruit trees everywhere are about to burst into bloom - perhaps due to the recent warm days. I just hope that a surprise frost doesn't come in and nip them, turning their blossoms brown...something that seems to happen quite often here.
I am pretty pleased with what I've germinated so far, in terms of percentage and health. I will provide a full update in a blog entry soon.
The 2011 Northern Hemisphere part of the Dwarf tomato project is underway - all seeds are now distributed and it is all about waiting for the many reports that will come in. I am just about to tackle the challenging task of finalizing my own grow list for the year, and hope to get my seasonal experiments planted tonight - tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Again - topics for future blog entries. And tomorrow I hope to start transplanting lettuce and greens.