I’ve been mothering a batch of various kinds of seedlings since February or so, trying to grow some perennials from scratch. The ones in the picture are shasta daisies, but I am also growing yarrow and blazing stars (liatris spicata). I haven’t been too successful with this in the past, but this year, with a few changes in my technique, things are going much better. I don’t know how many will make it to maturity, though. I definitely recommend using seed starter soil mix. That has made a huge difference. And I wouldn’t put the seedlings out into the garden until they’ve gotten at least a few leaves and a few inches on them. Hopefully we’ll have a little more rain this summer than last and next year these little guys will flower.
I’ve also been on a kick to make some reusable grocery bags out of my fabric stash. Yes, I know I can buy them for 99 cents at the store, but where’s the satisfaction in that?
Also working on my young adult novel, and I may have more news on my easy reader soon.
I’ll be signing books at the Barnes and Noble in Florence, SC on Saturday, June 14 at 5 p.m. Hope to see you there! Also look for the article in the June “Inner Views” in the Morning News.