Archive for December, 2009

Christmas surprises, bunny greetings

Monday, December 21st, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 12 Comments »

This narcissus I forced is ready for Santa. Obviously, it wants to be the alpha bulb to greet him. That's fine by me. In a pot or in the garden, I appreciate progressive "opening days."  It keeps the fun going.  Their gentle ...

Freeze microclimates, in one garden!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

We all know that just a few blocks makes a difference in what we can grow. Even in a single garden, in similar light, what thrives in one bed can shrivel in another. I once met a gardener who has ...

Freeze-dried & my one garden craft

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Fried. I knew the Salvia coccineas were soon to go. And they did, when it hit 19º at Bergstrom and 25º at Mabry. But the crape bed won't be lonesome. It's mostly intact, including the Dianellas (Dianella tasmanica 'Variegata'). They got ...

Christmas cactus, prep for winter

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments »

Right along with stores playing Jingle Bells by Thanksgiving, my Christmas cactus serenaded early. Really, I can't believe I've kept this gift plant alive for two years. It's in the front room window, where it gets afternoon sun. Usually it gets ...