I'm officially on vacation from work. It started at 4:58pm when I hit the clock and didn't look back. Well, I did pick up 58 nearly dead hanging baskets of pansies. I'll use the soil next week to start wintersowing. Yep. It's that time of year again.
I'll reuse a lot of the soda bottles I kept from last year. My goal is to keep my sowing to a minimum. I have set a limit of 50 containers for all my perennials and annuals. I don't think I have any shrub seeds this year. I know I don't have any tree seeds. My vegetables will be in a class all their own and will not count towards the 50 containers. I cheat. Get over it.
I'm looking forward to it. I've neglected the yard for a while now in terms of adding to it. I know I planted a lot of cheap clearance perennials in the fall. And I moved some things about during the summer. But I haven't really been adding to the garden as a whole. I need to make it more cohesive. So I'll be sowing seeds to do that.
I collected from the perennial bed by the driveway all summer. What grows there will eventually be found in other parts of the yard using different combinations. Echinacea and Rudbeckia figure heavy into my plans. I moved a lot of things this past fall, mostly new seedlings that had emerged when it finally started raining again.
Right now, it's winter. There's 80 more days til spring. I'm in the planning stages. There are daffs already sending up foliage. The crocuses aren't even blooming yet. We've got a ways to go. I'm ready for it. It's going to be gorgeous in June. It always is.