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  • 01 Feb 2016
    I started all from leaves since May 30, 2015. NOTE: These are just forming tiny buds: Starry Night Blue, Sunkissed Rose, Sky Azure, Leprechaun Daydream, a 2nd L’heure Bleu & my original Sun Sizzle. Most are in intermediate styrofoam c...

    Partly Sunny 21°C / 70°F
  • 01 Feb 2016
    Not sure if the rainbow parsley has survived a duck onslaught. Baby Birdie managed to reach over the planter basket cover and get her thin little neck in amongst the supposedly protected water plants. She had a great feast on brahmi, rainbow pars...

    Golden Variegated Sweet Flag Growing, Duckweed Consumed, Papyrus, Dwarf Growing, Waterl...

    Mostly Cloudy 31°C / 88°F
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    02 Feb 2016
    I have had a few of my old Amaryllis hybrids flower so far this year & now my third Red Amaryllis to bloom in 2016 is finished. I took off the last dried up flower this morning, 2nd February 2016, & then moved the pot back into the kitchen...

    Amaryllis hybrids at home during 2016 Dying and Balcony 2016 garden

    Partly Sunny 8°C / 46°F
  • 01 Feb 2016
    I found several earthstars (Geastrum spp., likely triplex) and spread their spores on Bed 1. Hopefully they will grow, as I just think they’re interesting, as well as the added benefit of mycelium. I also spread spores on a nearby shaded area.

    Bed 1 garden

    Partly Sunny 10°C / 50°F
  • 02 Feb 2016
    Last year after letting several broccoli plants go to seed and harvesting the seeds, I read that to save the seed you need heirloom plants. The plants I let go to seed were not heirloom. Bummer. While at Menards looking through the seeds for heir...

    Mostly Cloudy -1°C / 30°F
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    04 Feb 2016
    Found this info online in search of fragrant peonies. “Many times we are asked, what fragrant peonies do we grow? We had a list of our own and with a great deal of researching many peony books both old and new and asking our customers to let...

  • 03 Feb 2016
    My peony order from Oregon Perennials: Roselette-3 divisions Silver Dawn-3 Easy Lavender-3 Skylark-1 Command Performance-1 Early Scout-1 Officinalis Rubra Plena-1 La Perle-1

  • 02 Feb 2016
    Both leaves planted in the same white cup with water roots needed separating as the cup was full of 1" sprouts. Original leaves still look fine so I left them attached.

    African Violet Rob's 'Antique rose' Sprouting and East Window garden

    Rainy 16°C / 60°F
  • 01 Feb 2016
    They were in an intermediate styrofoam cup since sprouting from 1 leaf in about Oct. ‘15. They are variegated pale yellow & light green. When divided I had 3 1" starter plants I put in red 2 oz. cups & about 5 smaller ones I pl...

    Rainy 16°C / 60°F