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6 bucks and a slim chance

Well, it's about that time that I get the itch to get out in the yard and do something...I was drooling over some lawn mowers at Home Depot already this week. But in line with the economic times I opted for a cheaper fix and went with a window ledge seed start kit. However, not wanting things to be too easy I planted things that really have no right in this climate zone (5b). I planted 6 peat pods of White Pampas Grass (which the seed pack said is Zone 5 hardy - contrary to EVERYTHING else that I have read) and 6 peat pods of Agapanthus (Storm Cloud - I think). The Agapanthus seeds were harvested and gifted by my neighbour last fall. This one, if it works, will really surprise me although hers is going on it's third year...but we will see how it made it through the frigid winter this year. Below are pics of what I hope to get, but I'm not holding my breath.

Humble beginnings

White Pampas Grass

Agapanthus 'Lily of the Nile'

1 comment:

O.I.M said...

good luck with your seedlings. the grass is so dramatic and the agapanthus is a stunner. it's amazing to see a seed started on a window ledge grow into such a beautiful plant.