Since I happen to be spending quite a bit of time in there these days, I've learned to dress in layers. Of which I immediately start shedding upon entering the heat-filled, glass-encased structure. Now you'd think I'd just dress appropriately for the heat (i.e. shorts and tanktop) from the start, but the old-fashioned me that I am still thinks that attire isn't suitable until after Memorial Day--even for the short walk from my porch to the greenhouse. Yes, I don't always make sense. But that's why you like me...or so you said. But let's put all discussion of fashion aside and focus on what I've actually been doing in the greenhouse (besides glistening in the sun and hearing phantom choruses of Martha & The Vandellas singing Heat Wave.)
I've also been starting the remainder of my transplant seeds, including sweet peppers, calendula, impatiens, eggplant, sweet peas, morning glories, and okra. These plants all need a head start in the greenhouse before going out to the garden in mid-May, and right now is the perfect time to get them going.
My citrus trees are shedding their winter foliage and sending out new leaves, and so they've been re-located to their rightful place over by window on the "peacock wall". This wall borders the peafowls' roosting area, and by placing my citrus trees there the trees catch the breezes that blow through the window when it's open. Also, the peafowl can see the trees through the glass, and it makes them feel like they're in a forest...or so they said. And peafowl are pretty honest birds. Snobby, but honest.
All in all, I'd say the greenhouse has really come alive in the past few weeks. Everything seems to be off to a good start, and things are changing by the minute--seeds are sprouting, plants are growing, and a few flowers are attempting to bloom! It's a hotbed of activity in there (pardon my pun), and I'm enjoying every second of it...even if I do get a little faint in the heat.
Oh well, it's nothing an ice-cold glass of sun tea won't fix. And a little Motown music. Cheers!