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I have posted  a couple of photos of plants that I am growing where there is no natural light. I use an ultra violet fluro tube light, you can get them from a pet store that stock tropical fish,…Continue

Started by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia. Last reply by Vicky Myers Jan 9.

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What should one do about Scale and other insect damage to our houseplants ?Continue

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Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on March 30, 2014 at 1:34pm

Ooops, forgot one, Schlumbergera 'Sunset Dancer' blooming in my den this morning.  Keep the updates coming all!  Happy gardening! 

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on March 30, 2014 at 1:34pm

Neat about the ease of fuchsia cuttings, all.  I've read so many times that they're so difficult and need a "heel" ripped off of the main stems, and so on.  Good to hear otherwise from folks with actual experience, lol.  Your variegated one is amazing, Keryn, thanks for posting it!  So pretty!  

The pregnant onion isn't really an onion, Mo, that's just a common name for it.  Easy fun plants for sure.  

Here's a plant that's a fun patio plant here, or a fun easy houseplant everywhere, Kalanchoe 'Pearl Bells' up close and personal. 


Here's the whole little plant with Wilson the tennis ball to show size.  

And finally, some fun no-ID aloe plants blooming in the garden.  Keep the fun pics and updates coming all!  Happy house planting! 

Comment by Linda Damiano on March 27, 2014 at 2:27pm

Love the Fushsia Keryn when I was in Ireland & Scotland I saw so many. I did plant one but never took it in for the winter, now I will have to buy more. Yours is so so beautiful!

Comment by Marianne Konka on March 27, 2014 at 5:21am

Wow, that is a  beautiful fuchsia Keryn, I had not even thought about training it, but that is great advice, a weeping fuchsia trea!  Thank you Keryn.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on March 26, 2014 at 8:01pm

This is one that I have done, its in the garden bed, but they make great indoor or patio plants. A bit messy with dropping flowers however.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on March 26, 2014 at 7:56pm

Marianne, I understand that they are annuals outside for you, but hey, saves money if you can start your own plants during winter. The trick is with standards is to tie the tall cuttings to a solid stake, nice and straight so they don,t move at all. Remove any shoots down the trunk just leave a few at the top. Cut the top out as well to make it into a weeping form. Don,t panic if all the leaves fall off they will shoot again. Once the trunk matures you get very few shoots growing from it, if so just snap them off.

Comment by Marianne Konka on March 26, 2014 at 7:27pm

Keryn, I found this out by a happy accident, the cuttings rooted and are doing fine in their little pots, now I just need the weather to warm up so I can get some of these plants outside, it is getting crowded in here!

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on March 26, 2014 at 6:50pm

Fuchsia cuttings are easy, they will grow roots in a glass of water on a warm window cell. For me they need shade and daily water, all my standard fuchsias I have done. Just taken some more standard cutting, this time to sell.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on March 26, 2014 at 6:44pm

Autumn rain is here at last, so I hope all the snow as stopped for you all as well and spring has sprung. I use a circle of rocks for bulb markers, but I guess in the snow they would be covered as well. Grant you really do grow everything, not many people would have an onion plant growing in pride of place.

Comment by mo puff on March 24, 2014 at 8:03am

is that an actual onion or is that the name of a plant?

 

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