Curious diseases and loss of plants

This is a revival of a previous post, in which my insensitivity and delusions of grandeur led me to title it and write the first paragraph in a thoroughly thoughtless way. To those I hurt, I apologize. It was in no way meant to do that, but I accept responsibility and will, in the future, THINK, before I write. I guess we have been lucky … Continue reading Curious diseases and loss of plants

Step by step. How to make flower beds.

Now, I don’t know everything. And while my wife would say I know nothing, I do know about some things. And those some things is what I can impart to others in the form of advice and my advice is formulated out of common sense and trial and error. Got it? Good. How to make flower beds It’s a general term, that most probably has different names depending on where you … Continue reading Step by step. How to make flower beds.

Water. The glorious elixir of life. 

It’s been quite dry here lately. Our built-in gauge being the area over the septic tank showing us browning grass alerts us as to the severity of said drought. For the last week we have been at DEFCON 4, or our version WETCON (WATering readiness CONdition).  I had managed to get my Vandas out into the trees and my Ficus bonsai into their summer positions, but we are considering moving the location of the houseplant summer venue in the yard, so … Continue reading Water. The glorious elixir of life. 

Tulip Mania! 5 things you might not know about the Tulip

The tulip. Most know this one flower just by sight, even if they don’t garden. Known the world over, there are a few things you probably didn’t know about the mighty tulip. One of the first harbingers of Spring, Tulips have a short visible life but can live for many years in the right conditions, giving us the pleasure of its many varieties, colors, and textures. … Continue reading Tulip Mania! 5 things you might not know about the Tulip