Sunday, February 28, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Posted by Maggie at 2/27/2016 11:54:00 AM
Friday, February 26, 2016
I am repotting the old ones, as some of them are throwing out arial roots. The last repotting was the beginning of 2014, so it is time they had new media. I hope they survive the operation. The cat. Pixie has a new bigger magenta pot that should give it some room to run. The baby Pixie that I potted up in 2014 is growing. It will probably be 3 or 4 more years before it is big enough to bloom.
I have the perennials in the front garden clipped back. They are showing little shoots. The tree peony and the others should be good this year. I must feed them!. The strawberry plants and the rhubarb are looking fairly healthy too. We have had a very warm winter, so everything is early this year.
I put more top soil on the crocus field and raked the soil that the hydro guys left up over the crocuses, and tamped it down. I then added grass seed and hope to see it germinate. We have been having warmish weather and light rain. The birds have not discovered the seed, yet.
Posted by Maggie at 2/26/2016 05:37:00 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016
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I started the repotting of the house plants today. It took me 2 hours to do 4 of the orchids. They were in need of new media. I had last done them 2 years ago. They had arial roots shooting out of the pots, so maybe I will need to repot every year. I have the Pixie Cat. in a huge pink pot. For the size of the plant, it is actually not that big of a pot. Hope it blooms again in a few months. The pot is almost the same color as the blooms. It is now too tall to fit on the light garden. I think it will be fine beside the lights.
Posted by Maggie at 2/21/2016 07:37:00 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Posted by Maggie at 2/18/2016 05:59:00 PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Yesterday the rain was bucketing down all day. The river is running high Another foot of to the level and it will be as high as the bed of the bridge and maybe up to the level of the road in front of our home. We did not have rain today, but we are to have more rain tomorrow. Hopefully not enough rain to flood our street and wash away the new soil.
The crocuses are looking good in the crocus field and in the garden. More photos of them soon.
Posted by Maggie at 2/16/2016 08:53:00 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2016
We had great rain shower in the morning, yesterday; and in the afternoon the sun came out and it was 14 degrees. So, I was out gardening for 3 hours. Pat pruned the fig tree and the apple tree, too. I cleaned up the perennials around the middle part of the back and cleaned up the little rockery. While cleaning up around the stepping stones, I noticed an old planting of hycinths trying to grow up through the rocks in the path. I removed the rocks and added more top soil to the holes. I should dig these plants out of the path once they are finished blooming and put them further up in the michaelmas daisy bed. I transplanted the new little ice plant into the little rockery, and the new lovely blooming primula into the primula bed next to the cyclamen and little hosta. The primulas are starting to come into bloom. The dark hellebore is in full bloom. Since it is so dark it is hardly noticeable. I clipped back the Japanese anemones and the Jackamani clematis. I find the little sprout of the burning bush has been broken down, as have the honeysuckle pillea hedge along that side of my garden. I put in some boxwood clippings into both places. The ones where the burning bush was are in front of the 2 cedars I have there to screen off the site of their garbage bins from our front door. Hopefully this will keep them off my trees and shrubs. The clematis is in full bloom along there and dropping blossoms on their sidewalk. These seems to bother them a lot. Pathetic!
Posted by Maggie at 2/13/2016 11:00:00 AM
Friday, February 12, 2016
We have been having some very warm days, but I have not been out to garden due to this nasty cold I have. But I did get out to take a few photos. There were bees on the crocuses that are now in bloom! The pump had stopped, so I got it restarted again. The filter part has fallen off the pump. I will probably have to drain the pond to find it.
Posted by Maggie at 2/12/2016 01:18:00 PM