Monthly Archives: November 2010

Amaryllis Bulbs 13 days, with friends

So the center is still lifting.  No sign of this year’s new growth.  I’ve nervously looked for web sites that show pictures of early stages and found none.  Is there something wrong?  Oh dear, oh dear!  (OK, so that’s a … Continue reading

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Fall palette

Fall colors are dramatic splashes of paint.  They have a short life span but under the right circumstances of temperature and humidity can provide an unbeatable palette.  On this small tree, Sorbus alnifolia (Korean Mountain Ash), was a special annual … Continue reading

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Planting plus 6 days

Amaryllis “Lemon Star”.  Still looks pretty dead but the center of the old shoots is lifting.  And I see green.  These are in a spare bedroom, in front of the windows that get morning light.  I turn the temps down … Continue reading

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Hydrangea grows how? Another question

Sister was gifted with a small, potted hydrangea.  Thinking she had nothing to lose, she stuck it in a bed in front of her house and has been trying to figure out whether she should keep it, ever since.  Unknown … Continue reading

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Amaryllis Bulbs

Potted up three Apple Blossoms and a Lemon Star, some of these will probably be Christmas gifts. The bulbs were so big that I had to get new, deeper pots. One of the web sites that I checked for directions … Continue reading

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The winter garden

So first I JUST found a recipe that I like for swiss chard, the night before our first hard freeze, and NOW something is eating them.  I suspect deer, although my beds are awfully close to the house for a … Continue reading

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More questions about dahlias — dividing tubers

When I look at tutorials about dividing tubers, the tubers don’t look like this: I am clueless as to where sprouts are supposed to appear.  ?? This is more like what I would expect.  This is the same variety.  I … Continue reading

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Learning Curve and dahlias

I love the dahlia gardens that I’ve visited in France but I haven’t mastered the art of growing them well.  This was my second summer trying and I have some questions for more experienced people.  People who actually grow them … Continue reading

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