"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.
"I hear you, Lorraine. Three or four years ago, we had a surprise snowstorm at the end of October. (That's VERY unusual for this area.) The leaves were still on the trees and the heavy snow made many branches break. We lost three 7-year-old…"
"I don,t fertilize very much, under trees mostly because the trees take from the plants under them. I use a week naturally manure liquid that I make in a 40 Lt container. Put a bit of manure in the bottom of container and fill with water and let…"
"Ive done some looking on the net, I think they could be a form of Gladioli nanus, or baby Gladioli. Gladioli or sword lily are South African to tropical Africa. They are really an Iris. A lot plants came in the early days on sailing ships and…"