Mexican Bird/Pride of Barbados
Gold Star Esperanza
Pink Crepe Myrtle
I sowed them all in used to-go containers w/clear lids (like mini-greenhouses!) in a warm, sunny window. This is a first for me with each of these, so any tips/suggestions/ideas for how long until I may see something would be helpful, as well as any potential sights of problems. I don't have seed heating mats and have to make due with what I have -- mother nature. I will post pictures of any progress as it unfolds.
Fingers crossed ... I am so tired of snow, and we don't usually get much in Raleigh, but this winter has been tough. I need to see some green!
They should do just fine. I am not familiar with any of those plants, but most seeds take a week or two or can be longer so be patient and good luck. Do post pics when you have something as I have not seen those growing.
Here are a couple pictures of progress. I had also planted some hibiscus seeds outside in containers, which I keep on top of my hot tub. I guess they like the heat put off by the cover because they are coming up. I have red and white hardy hib seeds from my grandmother's plants as well as hibiscus coccineus from my own plant.
And lastly, the bloodflower is putting out some sprouts. That's all I have so far, but have seen some movement in my mexican bird of paradise seed tray,so I think whatever is going in there is going to show some signs of life here shortly. :)
Happy gardening everyone! Spring is finally showing her pretty face!
I doubt they're anything special. She moved into the house 4 or 5 years ago, and she bought them from a local nursery (likely at Lowes). But her plants were sprouting seeds and she doesn't do anything with them, so I was happy to clean them off for her. :-)