Monday, July 09, 2018

Two of my favourite perennials

Who doesn’t love perennial flowers. Best money you ever spend for the garden. Here are two of my very favourites. 
Peppermint Twist Phlox and a fringed Shasta Daisy.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Semi Hydroponic Orchid update

Before photos

About 2 1/2 weeks ago I put my saddest wilty orchid into a new potting system called semi Hydroponic orchid growing. Here is the first promised update. It has already surpassed my wildest hopes. The two bottom leaves were drooping, wrinkly and leathery. Now they feel thicker, solid and are perkier and darker. I can’t wait to see what happens in a month or two. I will keep you posted.

After 2.5 weeks

Friday, July 06, 2018

First mowing of the Micro Clover

As you would imagine Micro Clover is very slow growing at the beginning. I planted the first area which is closest to the camera on May 21st and the longest areas just reached about 4”. So today it had its first mowing. That will thicken it up and cause smaller leaves to form, giving it that lovely carpet look. Pretty exciting. It is patchy looking as some seeds didn’t germinate for quite a while after the first. 
The third area to be seeded will be the bare area just beyond the clover and on toward the greenhouse and wrapping to the left. I am going to wait until it’s a bit cooler. It will look really lovely next year!!