New and Old Growing Together

The Violas are the only older growth that I am slightly concerned with.  They just don’t seem to be doing so well.  It’s most likely the fact that when we spread the seeds they were so tiny, like specks of dust, they all ended up in the same place.  No idea how these will turn out, so we will follow up soon.

Violas
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Cosmos Sensation Mix
2011©Jennifer Martinez

Yesterday we recapped on the 2 week old sproutlings.  Today we document the growth of our latest seeds planted. Cosmos, Zinnias, and more Marigolds.

The newest additions are growing even faster than the first seeds planted 2 weeks ago.

Cosmos Sprout Overnight

Planted 4 pots of Sensation Mix Cosmos – (2 med. 2 small) By morning a few had already poked through the soil.

Cosmos Sensation Mix
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Cosmos Day 3
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Cosmos Day 3
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Zinnia Lilliput Mix

Zinnia Lilliput Mix
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5 Snowdrift Marigold Seeds planted in the new long pot

New Snowdrift Marigolds in long pot
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Tiny Snowdrift Marigold Sprouting in a new medium sized pot

Although not nearly as fast as the elder snowdrifts, they’re coming along nicely.

New Snowdrift Marigolds
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New Snowdrift Marigolds
2011©Jennifer Martinez

Okinawa weather continues to amaze us. Planting late in the season, our garden seemed doomed from the beginning. Now realizing how fast our plants have matured, I’m left believing it must partially be the fact that we are so close to the equator.

Which makes me wonder how well flowers will grow once we move back to America and I must then actually pay attention to varying weather zones and specific planting times, etc.  Sounds quite stressful to keep up with it all! Either way,  everything is growing while we’re here and my daughter and I have 4 more years on island to become pros at this gardening business.

Here’s to new seeds and old sprouts; Mothers and daughters growing together in harmony.

Mother - Daughter
Photo by Armani Martinez©2011

My son was my photographic assistant this day and since he’s not at all interested in our garden, I must include him in our blog somehow.  Introducing Big Brother and my only son… Armani Carlo.

Brother and Sister
Jennifer Martinez©2011
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