With all these plants needing some love at the same time, I feel like it’s time instead for a makeover. I absolutely love having plants by me when I work. Whether at home or the office, a little greenery makes everything happier. I’m hoping that the transplant will give these plants the room and humid climate to be as happy as they make me.
Category: My Garden
Garden Journal – Christmas Week
Finally putting the old daffodil bulbs back in some dirt (only a month late...), revitalizing some old dirt on the balcony, and sewing some Billy Buttons at the right time of year.
The Lonely Ginkgo
The Ginkgo is currently most threatened not by disease or the environment, but by logging. Our homes are our own environments. We get a say at what survives, and can even help plants thrive that otherwise might be disappearing.
After a few store-bought daffodil planters died at home, the dirt lay neglected in a bag on the balcony. Somehow, the daffodils have come back. I'm so excited.
Flushing the Pot
I’ve had a bad habit of watering my plants every 2 to 3 days - when the top layer of dirt was just starting to dry out. I just never followed proper watering techniques - letting some plants dry out a bit more, flushing the soil, and the like.
Garden Journal – Week of April 27
We try to rescue the strawberries from a cramped life of fruitlessness. And, the olive tree finally shows a problem. Is it fixable?
Planting the Sun
I've got plenty of seeds, plenty of random plastic cups to start the seeds, and potentially some balcony space with regular sunlight. There's only one way to find out if these things will ever actually grow in SoCal.
Garden Journal – Week of April 20
Ever since I've put these peppers in, the majority of the fruit have been quite small. I want to know why!
Garden Journal – Week of April 13th
Got mites on the apple mint again. What the heck is with the love these little critters have for my mint? Also, we welcome two chrysanthemums!