Perennials forum→What's Blooming- - 2014 - - Photo's please!

Page 139 of 139 • 1 ... 135 136 137 138 139
Views: 60301, Replies: 2,770 » Jump to the end
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
Image
Hazelcrestmikeb
Dec 30, 2014 9:59 AM CST
DW reminded me that her Christmas Cactus was blooming in the basement window.
Thumb of 2014-12-30/Hazelcrestmikeb/f93c34


Thumb of 2014-12-30/Hazelcrestmikeb/4553f7

robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton
"Be your best you". "Mikedon" on the LA.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Image
Xeramtheum
Dec 30, 2014 10:10 AM CST
So pretty! Christmas/Thanksgiving Cactus and I don't get along very well - I keep trying though.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
Image
Hazelcrestmikeb
Dec 30, 2014 10:15 AM CST
Anne, she does not provide any special care other than an occasional drink of water. If I were to move them out of the window like I did one year the flowers would go into shock.
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton
"Be your best you". "Mikedon" on the LA.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
gemini_sage
Dec 30, 2014 11:24 AM CST
Isn't it frustrating when a plant only wants to grow where you never see it? It was that way with the florist Cyclamen I mentioned earlier- it was only happy in that cool, unheated guest room, where it got a drink every couple of weeks (often longer). A couple of days at room temp were enough to make it show signs of stress. I've seen it suggested to use the blooms as cut flowers where you can enjoy them while keeping the plant happy and producing.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Jan 1, 2015 9:03 PM CST
Anne, they are really easy for us. I just started growing them about 3 or 4 years ago. I did lose a couple, because I put them in too big pots and overwatered them. I just leave them outside in a semi-shaded area until it gets too cold, oh and wet. Then I bring them indoors and place them in my living room, which doesn't get used in the evening. So they have the long period of darkness that they need and get blooms every year. I neglected to feed them regularly during the summer, and they still bloomed their hearts out. I missed the height of blooms, because I was in and out of town during that time, but I did get to see them and enjoy them. Keep trying. On clearance at Wal-Mart on Rivers Ave., I got 4 in. pots for $1.40, 2 days ago to share with friends. Of course, they had already bloomed, but looking at the faded blooms, I saw lavendar, fushia and red ones. You have nothing to lose. nodding
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Bookworm Snakes Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator
Heucheras Echinacea Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
NJBob
Jan 1, 2015 9:19 PM CST

Moderator

I wish I could put mine out during the summer but squirrels around here seem to love them. I have had very large ones gone in a couple of days.
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Jan 2, 2015 8:51 AM CST
Ooh, I do have squirrels. So far, they haven't munched on mine, or at least I don't think so. But thanks for letting us know about that. I'll have to make sure to keep an eye on them.

Speaking of squirrels, I have a story to relate. This past summer, I was sitting in my garden patio, which my dear DH built for me, feeling depressed one day. I saw a squirrel climb down from a tree that produces bocoodles of small pears like the bradford pear, climb up my bartlett pear tree , and I can just about swear that he took the largest pear he could find in his mouth, climb down that tree and ran away. I was Blinking Blinking , because for one thing, the pear was bigger than the sqirrell. I jumped up, got a basket and picked as many pears as I could (they were ripe enough to pick), because I knew that between them and the huge crows hanging around, we weren't going to have any to eat. I was no longer feeling depressed. I just didn't know whether to Hilarious! my head off or be Angry
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies Region: United States of America Garden Photography
Vegetable Grower Hybridizer Bulbs Brugmansias Hostas Irises
Image
bluegrassmom
Jan 2, 2015 3:29 PM CST
I love to watch their antics but it could be that I don't have them near the house. We have a hayfield between the woods and the house. Neighbor has a dog that chases them too.

I would not like them destroying my plants Angry
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Stay Home-Save Lives-Wear a Mask!
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
Image
tarev
Jan 5, 2015 5:55 PM CST
Narcissus 'Ziva' outdoors in bloom
Thumb of 2015-01-05/tarev/1a8715

Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Image
Xeramtheum
Jan 5, 2015 7:13 PM CST
So pretty!

BTW this is the 2014 What's Blooming thread .. someone needs to start a 2015 thread.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Bookworm Snakes Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator
Heucheras Echinacea Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
NJBob
Jan 6, 2015 7:33 PM CST

Moderator

A new thread has been started for 2015.

Page 139 of 139 • 1 ... 135 136 137 138 139

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Perennials forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Vals_Garden and is called "Hydrangea paniculata Little Lamb"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.