Seed Swaps

Gardening Journals

  • Photo-upload-453287?1488036379
    25 Feb 2017
    I have a fiddle leaf Fig which was in my bedroom for various years. I could see the plant was trying to get out the window and it was doing poorly. I took it outside, planter and all and practically left it alone. It was like this for about two...

    Fiddle Leaf Fig Transplanted

    Clear 18°C / 64°F
  • 23 Feb 2017
    even if I still want to snuggle under my version of mulch in the nice warm dry house. G has already been out digging beds and doing cleanup for his vegetable gardening. He’s put potatoes in pots that he plans to bring into the garage on col...

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    23 Feb 2017
    8th day in a row with temperatures 20 to FORTY degrees above normal. I was out last night about 8 in a t-shirt with no sweater. I took the sweater off because I was walking and I got hot. In February. In Chicago. Sedum and dwarf iris are sprouting...

    Iris, dwarf Sprouting and Sedum Sprouting

    Clear 9°C / 48°F
  • 23 Feb 2017
    Finished the Iris and trimming most of the tall dead growth from other things. Am waiting on pruning Roses and cleaning off the Daylilies till normal time. The yard looks good though and ready for Daffodil pictures when the Daffodils are.

    Mostly Cloudy 19°C / 66°F
  • Photo-upload-453254?1487958208
    24 Feb 2017
    because here is our morning weather.

  • Photo-upload-453260?1487991341
    24 Feb 2017
    The weather wavers around the norms, last week a bit above, today and the forecast for the week a bit below. The norms are +3C/ -4C; today +2C, tonight forecast to go to -7C. Some sun, mostly cloud over the valley; precipitation over the peaks all...

    Calamondin Orange Blooming, Phalaenopsis Twin Little Pink Under Attack, Corkscrew Hazel...

    Overcast -5°C / 23°F
  • Photo-upload-453219?1487790435
    21 Feb 2017
    There are five baby plants on separate branches. It is very slow growing, each plant seems to only produce a pair of leaves each year! Hopefully, there will be both male and female plants, and berries in not too many years time.

    Under the Apple Tree garden and Mistletoe Sprouting

    Overcast 12°C / 54°F
  • Photo-upload-453221?1487790817
    21 Feb 2017
    Finished off with alternate wisteria Black Dragon

    Wisteria Walk garden

    Overcast 12°C / 54°F
  • 21 Feb 2017
    Has Spring come early this year? I was outdoor today and I notice that my Peach tree is beginning to leaf out. My azaleas are also flowering two months before they normally would. I don’t know what to make of all of this!!!

    Overcast 24°C / 75°F