"Keryn, your orchids are lovely. I'm in north east WI, USA zone 5. It gets bitterly cold here occasionally (this morning it is minus 3*F). I keep my orchids indoors as they could only be outside about half the year, and then…"
"Let's post this again... Need help with iris borers.... I have grown iris for 15+ years--- have hundreds of German Bearded iris, and have never had a problem. But this year suddenly they're infested with borers. Had I…"
"Sorry--- the "Add ice" thing is at best a marketing ploy. Orchids are tropical plants and are shocked by ice. NOT a good way to water. Orchids ARE easy to grow, but read up a little more and water properly. …"
"Things are just getting going here in E. Central WI, Z5. I'm SO happy to see that my BIG (20x15) bed of Heritage Harbor Blue Bearded Iris (1954) is all coming back. It was WAY overgrown last fall so I dug it all up, cleaned, divided…"
Hi Carol, I honored you requested me as a friend.....you may be sorry. With a master gardener as a friend I'll be picking your brain alot. I'm in Door Co. Wi. about 2 1/2 hrs north of you. I think you got the precip. that missed us today. Your pictures are gorgeous. I've just gotten back to work at the resort and been starting to uncover some of the flower beds with the bulbs in them. It's nice to see them neat and clean with the daffs. poking up. Let me know more about you.
"Unfortunately we lose them about November and can't grow much except with heat under lights until sun returns in March. Petunias especially need some heat to start them again in January here. A mild winter I can sometimes save one but…"
"Elizabeth, that one is Quasar. It's my first year with it and I think it's a winner! All these get various amounts of morning sun even though there's a tree above & in front, I still have to water them daily due to wilting by noon…"
"I water at least once every hot day and fertilize with water soluble at least once a week, sometimes more when temperatures and sun are full blast as they were in June and July. They do not get full south sun either---either east or west is what I…"