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. 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. 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
This poor Lantana suffered when I missed watering it during a hot spell this fall and never seemed to recover. It looked dead for weeks and I planned to throw it out and use the pot for another plant. I’d stopped watering it and aside from our recent rain it stayed dry. Yesterday was gorgeous and I spent several hours in the back yard working with my plants.When I got to this one I was very surprised to see new growth.This plant is part of my butterfly garden, which you can read about here. I ‘m not sure of its color, because Lantana comes in a variety of colors. It will be fun to find out. Below you can see the beautiful new green growth. It could easily be replaced, but as I’ve said in the past, my plants are part of the family and I do all I can to keep them healthy and happy.
I am hoping that in a few weeks, I will be posting a photo of a healthy flowering Lantana. Look for it in a future post.
The Echeveria ‘Lola’ is a beautiful silver/gray succulent with lovely rosettes that can be up to 6 inches in diameter. A hardy grower in Zones 10,11,12, it also makes an excellent house plant. Continue reading