"Good morning Lorraine,
I just read this and I appreciate the advice on beginning with orchids, and especially learning about
their blooming and about watering. I had heard of the ice cube method.
"Go to the website rePotme.com for really good idea of what goes on with store-bought orchids. Almost all of them are in fir bark mix which they don't like & terribly pot bound, but you can't transplant them right away without flowers…"
" One question: Is this an easy care orchid? It's rather dry in my house, I am told.
I just joined this group today and want beginner's help, please.
I've had several orchids but they don't live over a few…"
"The common name for this is moth orchid. It likes to dry out between watering so water it about every 10 days with a water soluble fertilizer. It will need to rest after blooming, but if you keep the bloom stem green, it will bloom from…"
"Oh Mary, I have never seen an all white bleeding heart. Should call it pure heart. It is lovely. I am taking a shine to white flowers in my old age. I think it is the freshness against the green, very energizing."
"Shelley, it does! It's David Austin's Red Falstaff Climbing Rose. I got it as a bare root and was supposed to take 3 years before first bloom. It bloomed the next year! I just got the Gentle Hermione this year and I hope I'm just…"
I sat in the garden for the first time today and really enjoyed it. The windchimes tinkling in the wind and the birds chirping - the dog chasing them. I love my garden. It's the one place where I feel really serene.
Welcome to Garden-Share and The group VINES Mary Melvin... You will love it here. I love your PAGE and your beautiful slide show. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics of your garden, very inspiring. Don't forget to save your 100 FAVORITE or LIKES to your page whenever you comment on the many pics... Happy Gardening ?
"Thank you Joan for keeping up the comments. This snap dragon is called "chantilly mix" & I loved it last year so am growing it again but the seeds have been slow to sprout so might not be many. The larkspur mix was a hit as well! They…"
"Hi Joan, thanks for your comment. I haven't started planting this bed yet but I've noticed it looks like the vinca is coming back this year. Will probably see how well it fills in, then go get some more. We've had a…"