How to Water African Violets

African Violet plant in flower

I woke early this morning and was reading a book on container gardening that I’d borrowed from the library. One of my favorite places to hang out by the way. When I got to the section on proper watering, It said how watering from above is a good idea because it removes harmful salts that build up when plants are grown in containers. Continue reading

The Geraniums are Blooming

The geraniums are blooming. They must know spring is only five weeks away. It’s wonderful to see their beautiful color popping up throughout my garden as the days grow longer.

These are two of my favorites. I searched Plum Bird Corner and found where I’d written about the first plant in a previous post. See it here. I must be amazed by its beauty every spring. I’ll be watching my plants for even more color in the next few weeks.

My Echeveria ‘Lola’ is Blooming

My Echeveria ‘Lola’ is blooming. I wrote about it in January see here. I’m happy to say it survived the rains, even though I was concerned because it sat in water, which isn’t good for succulents.  Above is a closeup of the flower. Below you can see how the blossom appears at the end of a long stem. Continue reading