March has been planting, planting, planting.  Oh and then more planting.  Right now I have a to do list about a mile long.  The new greenhouse is up and thanks to a handyman or two the lexan will go on in the next day or two.  Well the seedling shed is almost ready to plant and the plugs came last week.  The weather has been absolutely beautiful.  Almost to good to be true.  My Uncle Ted and Aunt Janice came last week to help out with the planting and  Uncle Ted has stayed to mix my dirt and fill the pots.  I have nic-named him the "dirty man".  I am not sure if he appreciates my sense of humor or not. I am excited to see the new plants that I ordered.  The phormium looks great and the Potunia petunias are really nice.  The new colors of wave like petunias are different but a good different.  The cordylines have arrived and I even was able to get two different colors.  One is the standard red and the other is a redish and white striped leaf.  The water plants are still a problem but I hope to get them ordered in April.  Keeping my fingers crossed. 

This month the grade 8 and 9 class from Grayson School are coming out to learn about plants and the planting operation.  They will be mixing dirt, filling pots, transplanting, watering, and planting my pepper seeds.  They are going to learn about the do's and don'ts of the business.   I hope that the weather will cooperate and that they have as much fun as I do everyday.

My kids are all anxious to get planting.  You may be able to buy a pot or two that will be called the Katie special, the Ryan wonders, the Tyler miracles, and the Janelle inspiration.  The youngest has set up her office inside the greenhouse so we get many little papers saying I love mom or your the best. We also get to make orders of what we would like to eat or drink.   She has even had a snooze on one of the benches when she was sick with a cold.  I remember the first year I started the greenhouse she was 3-4 years old.  I had a yoga mat, blanket, and little pillow she would sleep on under the bench.  We plasticed the bottom of the shelve so that she wouldn't get wet from the running water off of the plants.  I guess it is my own fault if she likes to be out in the greenhouses as much as me. 

I hope that the March doesn't go out like a lion as it sure came in like a lamb.  But no matter what the weather is like I am in my little piece of heaven.  Loving to have the dirt under my fingernails and watching all of our hard work pay off as the roots grow and the plants start to blossom. 

Talk to you in April.