"your mixed coleus looks fantastic-you must have pinched the stems off many times to get it so full! I am working on saving my many varieties over the winter. This is always a challenge, but I can't stop hoarding them."
"Love your coleus etc collection. I also have a collection, but living in Philadelphia, I find out which ones thrive over winter and which hate cool soil. I am always acquiring cuttings, but sometimes they take forever to root, especially when it…"
This is so funny - the amaryllis has done NOTHING but leaves! I thought yikes! I've been jinxed! I could not remember who had asked about tending to one to post back about my calamity. I've fertilized it and I will let the last leaf die back, let it rest and then restart it again.
Thanks yall for the advise I let them die back in thier orginal pots every yr last yr on sales one is now 3" high back started and the older ones stalks are flopped over I do feed them when I feed the rest Guess I can put them on the porch let them get real air Jackie
There can be situations of feeding the plant too much fertilizer and it produces too much green / leaves. What I do with mine after they bloom, I will allow them to die back or if it is late enough in the spring, I will put them out in a shaded area of the yard, some times even in my hedge row where they are out of the way so they get rained upon and leaves and debris fall in to naturally fertilize them. I never cut them back because the leaves feed the bulb. Once fall arrives and there is the chance of frost, I then bring them in and if they haven't died back, I allow them to naturally die back and sit dormant in the garage, I have a "warm" garage. When I feel it is time for them to be brought out of dormancy, I then begin to water them and let the cycle begin again. I'll get a photo around if you like of what mine looks like now. It is a stair step of three green leaves. I do not expect the flower stalk for another several weeks.
There is nothing to it. Water the bulb with Miracle Grow or some type of fertilizer and let it grow. It takes about 1.5 months to reach maturation. I started mine about 2 weeks ago. It is nearly 12 inches high. Just leave it alone and it will come to maturation and bloom.
"the little girls have had fevers this week and I have not gotten much sleep at all, if it weren't for tea and coffee I don't think I could function, I pruned the grapevine and gooseberries very late this year, the grapevines have been…"
"If you have regular sod you can turn it upside down and build on top of that. BUT if you have the nasty grass with roots to China that and what Lorraine said won't work. You have to get every last root out or it will keep coming back. Chemicals…"
"Someone here was asking how to kill the grasses as they had tried everything so I was out digging & thought I would post how I do it. First, using black landscape material usually along the edge of an existing garden for at minimum 5 winter…"
"A friend is coming over today to pick up her supply. I plant half of a flat but sow the entire package because I don't like to save most seeds for another year. Also with chicken manure "tea" I have neither moth catepillers nor root…"