Saturday was a VERY RARE seasonally warm (going to 60s) and sunny (!!!) spring day! Where did THAT come from???
Doesn't matter. I hit the ground running first thing in the morning. I decided that of all the seedlings I had in the sunroom, the perennials could take cooler weather, wind, etc. So I set up one of the 2 hoopsters.
Then I brought out the globe thistle, butterfly bush, nepeta, crazy daisy, lupine, columbine, English lavender and some Dame's rocket. I also brought out some semi-hardy annuals (annual delphinium, California poppies), some spring greens (arugula), and some Yvonne's salvia that is getting tall.
These plants need to harden off so while *I* appreciated the sunshine, these couldn't take any heavy UV exposure yet. When I moved into this house there were a couple of large panels of sheers on the front window. Me? Sheers? Nah... First thing I did was cut them up for shade cloth. *heh*
There. The plants will enjoy protection from the wind (honestly, I might as well be in Oklahoma this year. Winds blow all the time and into the 20-40 mph with higher gusts) and receive filtered sunshine. Within a few days I'll expose them to raw early sunshine (if we ever get any, it's been clouded over and rainy since Sunday morning...).
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