gerbera seedlings in winter
A bit of green helps keep spring alive in my heart during the darker days of winter.
Scroll down to see photos of sprouting and growing.
Buying gerbera seeds is expensive; about ten seeds for eight dollars. So my gathered ripe seeds from summer flowers were a great find. And they were fresh so they didn't take long to germinate.
gerbera seeds - just before I pushed them gently into the soil. (December 04, 2011)
sprouting ~ December
Here they are just sprouting on December 23, 2011.
I like to rescue my favorite geraniums from winter's cold - bringing them into my home each fall. This one is in bloom - a foretaste of spring - as it towers over the tiny sproutlings.
growing ~ february
february 4 - two months after sowing
showing third set of leaves on February 4