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Sep 19, 2015 9:38 AM CST
|Austin container gardening:|
Today is our only watering day. I'm stuck here , so I'm going through old photos. Hope I haven't already posted these.
Sep 19, 2015 10:13 AM CST
well, if you have, I hadn't seen them before--
Sep 19, 2015 10:29 AM CST
Sep 19, 2015 11:08 AM CST
|@dirtdorphins I entered this one in our garden show as "most unusual" a couple of years ago. I still have it on the window sill but after two years, it's lanky. I think the planting hole needs to be larger next time.|
Sep 19, 2015 12:45 PM CST
| I love it Sandi!|
and it's mighty impressive that it's still going after two years, even if lanky
Sep 19, 2015 12:56 PM CST
|I try to have one entry in "most unusual." After the judging, if it gets a ribbon, we sell it at the plant sale with the ribbon on it. I was afraid this one might not survive and the buyer would be unhappy..|
Sep 19, 2015 7:08 PM CST
|It's cool that you have a garden show to enter!|
I have a few spare corks around waiting patiently for some project...I was going to make a bee house or something...maybe I'll see how long I can torture a little rooted cutting of some incredibly tough plant I have too much of
Sep 19, 2015 7:48 PM CST
|Last year, I placed a Tillandsia off our oak tree ( ball moss) under a glass dome. It just happened to be blooming in time for the show. 'Got a first place ribbon. We were all giggling! It was obvious that the judges had never seen ball moss on their oaks.|
If you do plant in the corks, I'd suggest drilling the hole a little bigger than I did mine. Maybe pencil size, so a little soil could remain to anchor the roots. I think mine just grew into the cork. The hole wasn't big enough to add any soil once it began to grow. I added a few pellets of fertilizer once in a while. And.....champagne corks worked best for stability.
Sep 20, 2015 9:04 AM CST
|Bubbles, I am going to have to add this to my Plant Propagation class for MG Interns with your blessings. I will give you the credit!!|
Sep 20, 2015 8:18 PM CST
|@Poohdaddy. No need for credit. I saw some on Pinterest and was a bit skeptical that they'd survive. There were no instructions, so I just drilled the corks as best I could. (Need to drill larger holes so there's a little more soil for them to anchor in). They all survived, but I had too many that needed trimming and watering. I gave them away, except for the kalanchoe.|
Sep 23, 2015 6:43 PM CST
|OMG, those are so cute, I'm gonna try those. Thanks|
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