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Christmas journals

  • Amarylis 15 Jan 2014
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    Christmas Hyacinths

    Pink Hyacinth Blooming and Home garden
    Our daughter bought me a lovely Pink Hyacinth as a Christmas present. They were just 3 Pink Hyacinth buds in a wicker basket in moss. The label said they were pink & the picture was of a very deep Pink Hyacinth so that was what I expected till they started to open. But they turned out to be a...
    Partly Sunny 8°C / 46°F
  • impatients63 19 Dec 2013
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    Bare Bones Gardener:- Doing Small Christmas Boxes from the Newspaper Plant Pot idea.

    Propagation Area garden
    Been using the idea of the newspaper folded origami plant pots to make little baskets for Christmas. In the original form as plant pots made from sheets of newspaper, its a great way of making your own biodegradable short term pots for plants that can be planted into the ground sposedly directly ...
    Scattered Clouds 27°C / 81°F
  • RebekahLouise_ 28 Apr 2013
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    "Christmas" orchid???

    I received an orchid as an early Christmas gift and it produced several large beautiful flowers, The foliage is just now starting to turn yellow and the outer leaves have begun to droop. I have heard everything from leaving it be to watering more, watering less, dig it up, feed it more, this that...
  • GreenGuy 16 Dec 2012
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    Homegrown plants to Deck the Halls with :)

    Northern Bayberry Harvesting, Holly hedge plants x4 Harvesting, and Bermuda grass Dying
    Harvested Holly sprigs with their bright red berries on them, and Bayberry boughs which have a lovely holiday fragrance- the same scent that bayberry candles have. These will be used to beautify the interior of our house for the holiday season. As a side note… While I was outside harvesting...
    Rainy 16°C / 60°F
  • GreenGuy 13 Dec 2012
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    A Holiday Gift, from Mother Nature. Mood: Very Happy

    Nandina 'Harbor Dwarf' Harvesting, Dwarf Umbrella Tree Dying, and Northern Bayberry (Junior) Budding
    Umbrella tree that was already planted here when we bought the house was unhappy, constantly suffering from leaf spots and yellowing foliage no matter what I did for it. I decided to remove it. I think I have the wrong soil pH for it. Besides, I’ve never been fond of Scheffleras except ma...
  • HazelJ 10 Dec 2012
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    Harvesting Christmas Decorations

    Grapes, wild Harvesting, Cedar, Forest Harvesting, Dogwood, Red Twigs Harvesting, White Spruce Harvesting, ...
    I have been working at creating Christmas decorations from greenery harvested on site. While most of the evergreens on the property are cedar, I have managed to locate one large white spruce, and several balsam firs – one of which is now my Christmas tree. Wild grapevine seems to grow everywhere,...
    Clear -10°C / 14°F
  • Amarylis 14 Nov 2012
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    Christmas Cactus flowering again

    Christmas Cactus Blooming and Home garden
    I have been growing Christmas Cacti – not really a Cactus but a succulent – for many years now. Botanically it is know as: Schlumbergera x buckleyi. I used to have a very dark red & a white variety but I lost them years ago :-(( I find them very easy to grow/propagate as any leaf ...
    Cloudy 7°C / 45°F
  • orientallily 22 Dec 2011
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    Merry Christmas to all!

    Nerine bowdenii Blooming
    Well, it’s the 23rd of December and it’s snowing. Looks like we’re in for a white Christmas after all. Yeah!!! One lone nerine is blooming in the sunroom. Awfully late this year and there’s just the one but it’s a bloom. The Christmas cacti are pretty much past i...
    Snow -1°C / 30°F
  • Bernieh 22 Dec 2011
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    I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas!

    Serissa foetida - Snowleaves Blooming and Downstairs Raised Bed garden
    Of course, I’ll be dreaming forever more! There’s no white Christmas around here in north-eastern Australia … no snow flakes or frost! The closest thing to snow right now is a plant that has ‘snow’ in its name … it’s common name. Serissa foetida is comm...
    Storms 32°C / 90°F
  • redloon 18 Dec 2011
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    Success!! (Melt and pour soap-making, Part II)

    Unmolding the soaps was fun and exciting! It wasn’t as hard to get the soap out of the molds as I thought it might be, and the impressions are crisp and attractive. Cutting the tray soap required a fair amount of force, but I made it through and the cut edges look a little rough but not to...
    Cloudy 16°C / 61°F
  • AnneTanne 16 Dec 2011
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    My Christmas Tree

    Everywhere else the prices of christmas trees seem to go up and up, but at the nursery here in our little village we still only pay the unbelievable price of just € 9.00. (They grow them nearby, so don’t have to purchase them themselves, no transportation cost…) I like to decorate it the same way...
    Rainy 6°C / 43°F
  • SneIrish 14 Dec 2011
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    A new cycle for Bloom Day

    Oxalis - Shamrock Plant - 'Charmed Jade' Blooming, Inside the House garden , Fuchsia 'Shadow Dancer Rosella...
    So, along with many other Folians, I am starting my second year of Bloom Days! And I managed to post something each month along the way. I think this is really a great idea, and I love seeing everyone’s Bloom Day entries each month. That being so, I had a hard time finding something bloomin...
    Rainy 13°C / 55°F
  • ben_clan 14 Dec 2011
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    Christmas time not in the garden

    I just want to get back to my garden. Christmas means more time at the shops, more time catching up, more time spending money on other things, more time doing everything but gardening. And with the bunged up thumb to top it all off… ugh. I really want to get some things done. I guess I&...
    Storms 27°C / 81°F
  • CraftyGardener 14 Dec 2011
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    The Christmas Cactus is Blooming

    Indoor Plant garden
    The Christmas Cactus plant that I’ve had about 5 years is blooming. The buds started forming at the end of November and now they are fully open. I have a blog post about it at http://craftygardener.blogspot.com/2011/12/gbbd-december.html
    Rainy 10°C / 50°F
  • Loratika 06 Dec 2011
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    Christmas Cactus

    Christmas cactus Dividing and Container garden
    I bought this and when I took the wrapper off some of the branches fell off and seemed to have a long root, so I am propagating them and hope to give a lot of them out next year. It seems like some of the flowers are white, some red and some pink. I chose a plant that was full but didn’t ha...
    Cloudy 28°C / 82°F

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