Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018

Last week the temperature suddenly dropped and we had several inches of ice, then snow, then ice and snow again. The bulbs had a couple inches up and seemed to have done ok. Today was the first warm day with sun (unless you count last Thursday and I was crazy busy). I pulled off all the old towels and burlap, noted that the squirrels and rabbits are busy digging and eating the tulips but haven't gotten to my fancy ones with the wire around them, and spent a lot of time starting at the garden and thinking about what I want to do. Window boxes. Better pond. Stepping stones? The wall is even more tipped which drives me crazy...

Saturday, April 14, 2018

April 14, 2018

The weather continues to be cold and occasionally wet with random bouts of snow. My tulips and other bulbs are valiantly struggling to come up - the ones surrounded by wire are several inches high, the others would be if something (probably rabbits) hadn't eaten them! I had planned some gardening at the end of April when I have time off, but I'm thinking it will be indoor....

Saturday, March 24, 2018

March 24, 2018

Yesterday I saw the first bulb shoots. Thick, red points of tulips and other random green sprigs. Of course, now it's supposed to snow.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 4, 2018

Gave up and moved my dead/dying tuberose outside. Promptly snowed 3 inches. If it wasn't dead before....

Saturday, February 3, 2018

February 3, 2018

Moving the chives seemed to have worked - one has come back with thick, healthy stalks and the second is sprouting. I also have lettuce sprouting and some very nice amaryllis.

Friday, January 26, 2018

January 26, 2018

Indoor garden. Aristotle basil is still alive, but has dried bits. I stood it up with dowels, since it stayed flat. My double amaryllis from last year came back! I bought some amaryllis stakes, but they were kind of short (and I think are supposed to be added as it grows, not afterwards!). One pot of chives has revived and is looking quite healthy. Another empty pot is to be for lettuce, but I have to put in fresh dirt.

One pot of chives seems to be beyond hope. I did plant more seeds in it. Polka-dot plants going well. Fuschia still alive, but not looking good. Same can be said for the tuberose, except it's NEVER looked good. Bedroom amaryllis has only put up stalks, no leaves. I thought they were doubles, but maybe not? Can't remember at this point. Paperwhites are all jungly now, flowers done.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 9, 2017

Indoor garden. My chives are just NOT working out. After some investigation, I think they're too dry and getting too much sun, unbelievable as it sounds. The basil is still doing ok, although I haven't risked picking any. So I rearranged things a little. I still have issues with the mites on the fuschia, even though I put it in the bathtub and soaked it with spray for a day. My new amaryllis hasn't sprouted yet, but the paper whites are blooming well. I just haven't figured out what's up with the tuberose yet.