28 April 2016

Garden Report


Winter may have buried my garden for four months straight, but flowers were blooming indoors through the short days and long nights. A grow light and the warmth of our living room provided...

... marigolds...

... forced hyacinths...

... forced tulips...

... amaryllis...

... one dahlia...

... hoya...

... poppies...

... Christmas cactus...

... and my first pepper since all my plants were cut to the ground back in September. I had to start over from seed because in September, there are no pepper plants for sale anywhere.


The clove I gave to one of my bosses began turning brown, one leaf at a time, and he brought it back to me to see if I could bring it back to health. Sadly, it was gone within about three weeks. I did everything I could, and nothing mattered.


My sole surviving clove tree at my house is about eight inches tall and still looking incredibly healthy. Every time I have to leave more than a day or two, I rush back into the house when I get home to see if my clove is still alive.


The pineapple top I planted in September is about 19 inches tall now. I think I need to put it in a bigger pot. It is one very happy plant.


The piece of a ginger root I planted in September took a long, long time to root, but it's now 38 inches tall!


The wisteria I brought indoors because I wasn't sure it could survive the winter is sprawling all over the living room now, looking for places to cling. I may take a chance and try planting it outdoors this summer after I slowly introduce it back into the outdoors, probably in June.


The last of our 15-inch April snow storm finally melted on the north side of our home, and for the first time, I was able to peek outside to see if the two hydrangeas I took a chance on planting outside then heavily mulching with leaves before our first freeze survived.

Both plants are putting up leaves right beneath our lilac bush, which also is sporting a healthy set of greenery and purplery!

1 comment :

  1. The winter sure didn't stop growth at all there at your hall.

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