Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tiny sprouts, as promised

So here's the basil:

And here's the lavender:

I have no idea what kind of lavender it is - French or English. It just said "lavender" on the McKenzie seed packet, so I bought it because I adore it and can't wait to see it blooming in my Angel garden.

I'm actually kind of in awe of the little seedlings since two of you out there suggested that lavender is tricky and hard to coax to grow.

Which, of course, makes me wonder why I can do it so easily with seeds and not my own stupid uterus, but that's a rant for another time.

Here's the full tray of seeds. Three rows are basil and two rows are lavender. I don't need this much of either but I couldn't resist planting the entire tray because I'm greedy like that.

And yes, that's our Christmas tree in the background. It fell over and froze to the deck a few days before it was to be picked up for recycling. The screen door froze shut too, making extrication and disposal of the tree utterly impossible. So there it lies. We've had numerous discussions about what to do with said tree (the last one included mention of power tools - a prospect that alarms me) but until some of the snow melts it's just staying where it is. A poor, pathetic reminder of a miraculously happy holiday.

Anyway, back to the seeds...


kate said...

Awwww! They look so beautiful and healthy!

Denise said...

That gives me hope that spring will soon be here!

BasilBean said...

Basil and lavendar are two of my favorites and, as far as I'm concerned, you can never have too much of either!

Seeing the pictures of the sprouts just made me smile so big.

Catherine said...

Look at that! Sprouts! Love it!