My friend Greg mentioned on his gardening blog that he had started his morning glories indoors. Not to be outdone, I started mine, too.
They came up quickly and have continued to grow magnificently. A little too magnificently, in my opinion. They are taking over the livingroom. They are starting to scare me.
So I emailed Greg and asked when it was safe to evict them. The answer was not what I hoped for. He had put his out and now they are dead. He suggested I wait and just plant the seeds outside like any normal person.
Hahahaha! Like any normal person!
I took one sacrificial seedling outside to see how it would go. I planted it, and stepped back to watch it get pummeled by a gentle breeze. It lay quietly on the ground, a mere shadow of its former self. So I went and got one of the many, many, many windows Chris keeps stacked up around the house.
The one I picked is a small storm window, perfect for an impromptu cold frame thingy. I propped it up and waited to see the morning glory spring back to life. It didn't. But I figure the window will protect it from some cold and some wind and really, it's a morning glory, not a pansy. Even the pansies are outside doing just fine right now. I'm not pointing any fingers here, but what's pansier than a pansy?
Chris saw what I had done and made some comment about all the stacks of windows and how I'm always coming home from the dump with windows and whatnot for my little gardening projects.
"Oh zip it," I said.
"Oh zip it!" said Studley. "Oh zip it! Zip it! Zip it! Zip it!"
Tomorrow at school should be interesting.