See and share great photos of a 'not-so-new' but seemingly 'unheard of' genus of house plant/patio plant. These are very easy to grow and bloom and will turn you into a collector with the first few blooms. They are native to the far away lands including northern Australia, Philippines, Papa New Guinea, Borneo... Learn tips on growing the over 500+ species...growing conditions can vary greatly but the results can be the same. Gorgeous and fragrant blooms!!!See More
"My worms came and all are alive and well! I have them in a tote with about 10# of soil, compost, shreds of newspaper. I am going to let some loose into my raised beds and keep some in my compost pile. "
"Anyone know a link to Matthew's u-tube videos? It seems he has some good ideas and I do not have time to scroll through all the comments here to find what I need. I did see that I need to move my compost from an old cooler to a tote…"
"I am in zone 4, so I have not put them out yet. We have had nice weather, but still danger of frost. When do you think its safe to move them out? Our soil is nice and warm-but MN springs can bring snow."
Hi Wendy, I start everything outdoors, including my beans. I have added some new pictures of my veggies that I have not put in my garden yet. Transplanting everything to 6" pots until my garden is ready.
Wendy, Thanks I am glad that you enjoyed the photos... I would love to take credit for them but can only take half the credit since I only grew them.. lol My hubby took most of the photos. He used an old digital Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20 to take them.... :-)
It was about 25 years ago that I was in MN, and we didn't go to the garden. I actually spent most of the time sick, as usually happens when I travel. :(
There are so many gardens that I'd love to go to, but being my Mom and Grandma's caretaker, I have to put a lot of things off. At this point, I take inspiration from pictures, and my goal is to make my small garden one of note.
"Good eye Lorraine!
Yes it is a fire dept. ladder that failed re-certification & was required to be destroyed.
I drilled holes and screwed it to the support posts so it can't be used as a ladder.
Works great for the hanging baskets…"
"I liked the Wowie Zowie type last year & this spring I was disappointed when I couldn't find those in the nursery as they grew better & brighter for me than some from the past. So growing from my own is the way to go."
"Joan, thanks so much for your kind words. I love taking pictures and when I see pretty scenes in the garden, I want to capture them so I can cheer myself up in the winter when everything is brown and covered in snow."
"Lorraine, how wonderful that you have a greenhouse. I would love to have one. You are right that zinnias are very easy to start from seed. I just wish I had the room inside (or a greenhouse!) to grow more things from seed. "