Repotting Orchids: Oncidiums

Repotting Orchids: Oncidiums

I’m long overdue to spend some time repotting orchids. Don’t believe me? Just look at this poor oncidium orchid! It “jumped” off the shelf last year breaking the pot, the roots are growing everywhere, and I haven’t done a darn thing about it. Until today. I know I should be embarrassed by this, and I am, slightly! Just look at all of these roots growing out in the air! I laughed at the fact that when we were in Florida I grew my orchids in trees so I never had to repot any of them! My first step was to remove this massive plant from its (broken) pot. It came out fairly easily and left me with a few decisions for repotting orchids.… Read Full Post
Growing a Vegetable Patch: Where to Start

Growing a Vegetable Patch: Where to Start

Starting a small vegetable patch is a great way to start growing things that you can eat. If you’ve never grown vegetables before, you might be unsure about where to begin. Maybe you’ve attempted it before, but you didn’t have much luck, and you want to make sure you get it right this time. Even beginners can have great success with growing vegetables if you know the key things that you need to do. It doesn’t take much to get started with a small patch. If you’re thinking of starting a vegetable patch, follow these steps to start growing vegetables that you can actually eat. Find the Right Spot Planting your vegetables in the right place is essential. Where you put your vegetable patch will depend on what you intend to plant.… Read Full Post
Keeping Plant-Eating Wildlife at Bay in Your Yard

Keeping Plant-Eating Wildlife at Bay in Your Yard

When you’re putting in a lot of effort to create a garden that you love, with plants, flowers, herbs, and shrubs that you are growing yourself, you don’t want any local wildlife coming in and destroying your efforts. If you have been growing strawberries, for example, they can get eaten by birds if they’re not covered up, as well as being consumed by slugs if you don’t put any straw down (hence the name). If you live in an area with deer, then they can cause a lot of havoc in your yard too. They can destroy plants, with some of their favorites being roses, tulips, rhododendrons, and your leafy vegetable gardens. They also carry ticks too, so you don’t want to attract them to your garden.… Read Full Post
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