It has been a very colder-than-usual for longer-than-usual winter season.
Even here in Charleston, where we would have been in shorts & t-shirts by St Patrick’s Day, we have been keeping the heat on and having overnight lows in the mid 30s!
But we had enough of that!
Jonathan & I were wanting to start up our spring & get some plants started.
The fig tree seemed to be forcing her way out of her hibernation, and a few bright
green leaves began unveiling themselves towards the sky.
A little fig bud is even saying hello!
It was a sign we needed to get spring sprung.
Jonathan had brought a grow light to our place from the Longview Farm, and we took a trip to Lowe’s to get another grow light, some soil, and plants. We were excited!
Our little indoor/porch garden assemblage is currently as follows:
- The Italian Fig Tree that Jonathan’s mother got for us last Spring.
- The Jade Plant that was a bit from Jonathan’s maternal grandmothers big Jade Plant that he was given at the end of this past Summer.
- Last spring’s Rosemary that is holding on…. but not making too grand of progress over the last year.
- One pot of lavender-colored Impatients
- Two pots of Pepper plant
And in one long box planter we have:
One Basil, One Spearmint, One Cilantro, and One Oregano (the hot & spicy version)
Oh, it really is a lovely little collection of plants. I hope they give us plenty of treats and well this year. Furthermore, I hope that soon we can find a nice spot to grow things well,
on some land, and really do it up right!
For now we are blessed with what have.