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  • Photo-upload-455170?1493499686
    28 Apr 2017
    My Amaryllis have been shunted around the house & balcony this week! Only today I made the biggest shake up of the week! During the frosty days (Tues – Thurs) this week the plants that I had been putting out on the balcony, to harden off...

    Amaryllis in bedrooms 2017 Hardening Off

    Partly Sunny 15°C / 59°F
  • Photo-upload-455874?1494881375
    15 May 2017
    For Mothers Day my kids came over and transplanted all my shrubs in the Botanic! This part of the property is very exposed, and I’m not allowed to fence it because Evanston considers it to be my “front” yard because of the addres...

    Gooseberry Transplanted, Currants- 2 varieties Transplanted, Blueberries Moved, Blue Mi...

    Mostly Cloudy 28°C / 82°F
  • Photo-upload-455970?1495053235
    16 May 2017
    My son & his wife made me a birthday present of a ‘Calla Lily’ (Zantedeschia rehmannii) which has dark purple, almost black, spathes. It’s about 30cm (12ins) high. For the time being it will stay on our living room table but ...

    'Calla Lily' (Zantedeschia) 2017 Blooming and Living room garden

    Rainy 17°C / 63°F
  • 01 May 2017
    I haven’t been on folia for I don’t know how long, but I’ve been gardening all this time. And learning about this dry, sub-tropical climate that is so strange to me. But we know so much more with 7 years of experience. The garden...

    Overcast -18°C / 0°F
  • Photo-upload-455266?1493781840
    02 May 2017
    Sometime in February or March when the world was still grey, gloomy and full of dirty snow, I saw some ferns in the local superstore and bought two, they looked so green and airy and intricate. I especially liked the Pteris Fern but even in the Or...

    Other people's gardens garden , Other people's gardens garden , and Fern Pteris

    Overcast 15°C / 59°F
  • Photo-upload-455277?1493802685
    02 May 2017
    Some tiny buds have opened

    Echium:Tower of Jewels Flowering

    Overcast 14°C / 57°F
  • Photo-upload-455251?1493747165
    02 May 2017
    The plants are still small, but they all have flowers!

    Wisteria Walk garden

    Overcast 14°C / 57°F
  • Photo-upload-455280?1493802914
    02 May 2017
    Stocks, Aquilegia and Lily of the Valley

    Overcast 14°C / 57°F
  • Photo-upload-455297?1493833440
    03 May 2017
    Weeded under the tree in the back. Cut some low branches of said tree to let in more light to the edge of the veggie garden. Planted more marigold seeds in the remaining veggie beds. Thinned carrots. Re-seeded the pumpkins and parsley. Found t...

    Lisa's Joliet garden

    Partly Sunny 16°C / 60°F