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Changing Tulip PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 April 2010 07:17
Changing Tulip

Here is the red and white tulip pictured below as it is a week later. The colors have changed to a more bright pink and have spread on the petals... There are water lillies that do this, but this is the first time I've seen it in a tulip.

Spring in the Garden PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 April 2010 13:22

Here are two shots taken earlier this week:

White and Red Tulips

Tulips, Narcissus and Grape Hyacinth
Finally, Spring is here PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:59
Dwarf Pear Blossoms

Spring at last. A few days more like July, but now we're back to what's more normal for this time of year. The tulips, narcissus and grape hyacinths have rebounded and are waving in the breeze again. The apricot has already shed its blossoms and now the dwarf pear has put on its lacy dress of blooms...(pictured above). This pear tree is amazing in the amount of fruit it puts out in our small urban yard. The pears are like bartlett pears, sweet and smooth.

It's still a little cool out and the residents of the coldframe that lived out all winter are doing fine. Plenty of beets, some arugula. The strawberries, lavender and columbine were transplanted to large pots and are progressing nicely. The deer netting is to keep the neighborhood cats, etc. out until it is fully planted and wood dividers put in. There are tomato, greens and herb plants waiting in the wings for slighly warmer weather. I've always advocated the growing of salad veggies in a small space even in an urban area like Jersey City or NYC. You can do it entirely in pots on stairs, fence boxes or window boxes too. Space is always hard to find in cities but it doesn't mean you can't grow things.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 13:13
Orchids in the Morning PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 April 2010 07:10
Orchids in bloom

This plant has been with me for eight years! It usually blooms twice a year. With care, orchids can last a long time. Paying 20.00 or so for a plant pays off with years of blooms with proper care. Part of the success for these plants has to do with the right light. I believe my east/south east window is a key factor. The light is good in the winter and in the summer the sun shines in in the morning but the plants are spared the hottest part of the sunlight mid-day.

Cherry Tomato Salad PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 March 2010 11:34

Cherry Tomato Salad

Here's the latest harvest from the indoor salad growing exploits... These cherry tomatoes are just the best when harvested right before eating. The salad greens are on the wane now, so a new planting will be started in the Aerogarden this week. Nothing like a little color on the table in the dead of winter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 07:42
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