Just finished dividing my lily and iris in the garden in preparation for the move this weekend. They are all dug up, washed and are drying so I can box them up and move them. I just need to box up my pots now! We spent the day taking furniture apart to conserve space and […]
Category: gardening reference
Don't hesitate to finger your flowers or shake them! Ha…
I know, strange headline huh? It’s for real though, I have tomatoes growing inside my home. They are in a window box and are a result of some cuttings we took. The tomato plants began flowering and we would “finger the flowers” or gently shake them to pollinate them since bees and humming birds are […]
Thoughts on struggle and peaceful garden photos
To me the hardest thing is to watch a loved one go through trying times and to not be able to help them. My brother is dealing with some heavy stuff right now. He had a child with a girlfriend and they have just come to terms with the idea that they can’t be together […]
My bulbs are in bloom, April 2008.
I downloaded a free program called seashore that allows me to add watermarks to my photos on my MacBook so I can finally share them all with YOU! I have tons of things in bloom right now and am loving all the color. This one is Muscari that usually comes up with the crocus in […]
Birthday photos shared!
I promised to post some photos from my birthday and I try to live up to my promises! Since I got plants galore you will be subjected to a slew of bulb information and photos but don’t run away yet! We also have some adorable baby photos and some yummy fondue photos to share. First, […]
Growing "Winston Churchill" Fuchsias
I spent some time with my “Winston Churchill” Fuchsia today and did some research on pruning for the coming spring. Fuchsias produce breathtaking flowers and are somewhat hardy plants. They do however need to be protected from winter frost/ snow so I brought our potted fuchsia inside when winter came. Luckily winter is winding down […]
Growing Canna (red futurity)
We just bought several Canna ‘Red Futurity’ roots/rhizomes that we are planting in N’s office. These are very tropical looking and require warmth so we figured they would be a perfect fit in that room. They came packaged with Caladium bulbs and a few elephant ear bulbs. We plan to plant our Cannas in a […]
Growing Calla Lilies
I just rescued some potted calla lilies from the grocery store. They were in the discount section where we often find perfectly good plants that just need the right care. These particular calla lilies were forced to bloom for valentines day, since their blooming period had passed they were being discarded. The great thing about […]
I can't wait for spring! Need to garden, bad!
About this time every year I am overcome by the urge to begin gardening again. Unfortunately I cannot because there is still snow on the ground and the soil is still hardened by the frost. Like many other gardeners I fill this time with plans for my garden, I start thinking about what I need […]
Pretty, pretty Orchids!
Instead of getting cut flowers for valentines day I got a pretty potted orchid! I love plants so this just makes my day, although I am not confident that I’ll be able to keep it alive since the temperature and light levels in my home are so whacked… Anyway, wanted to take to opportunity to […]
Amaryllis time lapse video
Well, I did it! I finished my amaryllis bulb time lapse video. I actually wanted to make the video to show people how awesome bulbs are. It’s not the best video ever but it’s pretty good for my first time lapse attempt! I was taking photos for about 4 days.. Getting the lighting and background […]
Growing Narcissus- Paperwhites
Today I deadheaded my paperwhites that I forced indoors this winter and I thought I would share some knowledge about growing these flowering bulbs with you today as an addition to my Gardening Reference Section on this site. Paperwhites are part of the Narcissus family as are daffodils. Unlike most daffodils paperwhites are very fragrant […]
Growing Lily of the valley
I have tried to grow this once before and my poor lily of the valley pips got over watered and they rotted. I just got an order in the mail and discovered that I ordered some more pips to try and grow. I am throughly looking up the plant information today because I don’t want […]
Gardening info: Growing Begonias
I bought some begonias last fall and have been growing them since. I got one hanging basket begonia and one upright plant with huge blooms. Neither one have flowered yet and I am on a mission to figure out why! Begonias don’t like full sun! They actually prefer to have about 50% shade and need […]
Sparaxis (harlequin flowers)
Sparaxis is also know as the harlequin flower. It has a “sword shaped” leaf and very pretty mixed colored flowers. These are said to do poorly when exposed to temperatures below 28 degrees F and they do require mulch or some protective bedding where they are planted. Sparaxis should be kept relatively dry during it’s […]
Our new home (a photo blog)
We moved into our new place just a little over a week ago and we are finally settling in! Our new place offers more privacy, flexibility and a section of dirt to plant in. We are enjoying our new place allot despite the annoying move. Awhile back I posted a blog about how pets seem […]