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March Blooms PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 March 2011 15:00
Here are three varieties of moth orchid:

Another old favorite returns - This one is about 8 years old

This pink moth orchid is almost 10 yrs old.

Geranium_reddish purple

The coral geranium is done so here comes the bright hot pink ....

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:13
Indoor Gardening in March PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 08:36

Right now, the bay window has 4 varieties of moth orchid buds in waiting. Pictured here is an interesting light lime green with fuschia phalaenopis flower.

Lime green moth orchid

The aerogarden pro is producing cherry tomatoes -- a second planting for the salad greens is being started in the classic model. These little tomatoes are tasty and add a nice splash of color to our salads.

yellow and red cherry tomatoes

At last the great mounds of snow and ice have melted away -- a few corners hide the snow under bushes and next to walls in shadow. The first few harbingers, purple streaked crocuses, have poked through the soaked dirt. Out in the coldframe the potted blueberry plants have buds while the strawberry plants have kept their bright green leaves as if they can't wait to get outside. The columbine and lavender plants are ready to go but experience has shown that winter can come back with a nasty cold slap so I'm leaving them in the coldframe for now.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 March 2011 08:50
Frozen February PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:18

The wrath of winter continues outside but the garden is going along pretty well in the bay window. We have fresh greens and cherry tomatoes for salads courtesy of our aerogardens. The orchids are just getting started with the purple dendrobium coming in first this year.

Purple Dendrobium Orchid

I brought the coral and violet gernaniums inside and the coral geranium has rewarded us with a beautiful bloom.

Coral Geranium
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:31
Happy Holidays PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:19

Thought everyone might like a peek at a hibiscus flower

Growing Inside in the WInter PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 December 2010 14:04

The coldframe seems to be functioning in keeping the sturdier plants going. We've put strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, columbine, lavender and various other herbs in it.

As for the gardening inside,the two Aerogardens are growing. One has salad greens and arugula planted. We've been enjoying some fresh greens now for a few weeks. The cherry tomatoes are coming along fine and I just spotted the first fruits. I have to be the bee here... moving the foliage around on the tomatoes and blowing on the plants to spread the pollen. These plants usually self pollinate from the winds and air currents outside. The two varieties here are red cherry and yellow cherry tomatoes. I notice the yellow tomatoes are the first to flower and seem to be the hardiest in long term survival rates. I had one of these yellow ones last over a year when planted in a pot outside!!

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 December 2010 14:16
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