Anyone else looked at the Gardening Calendar pages? I just clicked on the calendar from the Community and Resources tabs and can see everyones calendar and go to their profile page.
I did wonder though how you change the month during the year. Is it the Add New Entry? So then when I want to add more to the January page I do it from New Entry? Just asking as I am going to SEE THE SUNSHINE AND FEEL its warmth in the next few day. I intend to sit on the patio if I have to cover up with a blanket. My body and soul need sun. And I may do something in the gardens I want to add to my January calendar.
in some soil today. Repotted my baby African Violets - and I remembered who sent me the leaf starts - It was Harley, so
thanks for these sweet babies
Sometimes one leaf cutting will make more than one plant such as this Hot Pink leaf and one of the top ones as well. They are really small so I am giving them lots of encouraging words. As well for the one that is of unknown color.
This is how the baby AV's began. In small jars of water with tinfoil to hold up the leaf.
Then they graduated to small pots of soil until today, when they finally got new soil and new pot homes.
This is one with a vibrant red-violet color. It really stands out next to my all white AV.
Finally put these Pink Angel Trumpet cuttings into some soil as well. They will be big and pretty come warm weather.
My inability to work in my gardens this past year caused me to neglect some of the potted plants. This False Bird Paradise given to me by a GG friend did not grow much under the tree with all those weeds. Since bringing it in and feeding it along with my AV's it is growing and looking happy.
It is always a good day when you get dirt under your fingernails even from inside the house. Cold out today - wind chills in the upper 30's - then rainy, icy, maybe some snow forcast by Sunday evening and Monday morning. Hope it is all is outta here by Tuesday. My bones need some sunshine.
has begun - imagine - 2011 - as a child no such number existed.
After a few days of being pampered by my son and DIL I am back home and ready to dig into the new year.
The weather is to be decent over the next week and I hope it finds me in the gardens cleaning and pruning and getting rid of things that don't belong.
There are too many lily's in one of the beds and they will be dug up and given away. It seems I really like my Iris much better than the lilies. Then there is one small area that will get a makeover and I have to spend some time looking at it and walking around it to get a sense of what I want to do there. I think it will be mostly a walk through and using some of the existing plants for accent.
There are some daffodil bulbs still in my fridge which I think I will put in the ground this week and hope they at least come up. My sweet neighbor Judy gave me some Crocus bulbs which I planted before I went for my little hiatus. they should be pretty.
"Yes, Virginia" those Money Plants (Lunaria) do love to spread in the gardens. Their are literally dozens and dozens of those plants where I had the two plants this year. I will be donating them to the Master Gardeners spring plant sale. They will go into small pots as soon as they look big enough to my eye.
Hope everyone enjoyed seeing the New Year come in as the old one left. I was tucked safely away in my little bed at my son's house. They stayed up but I know they dozed and dozed that last hour waiting for that ball to drop. Have a wonder 2011 and we will look forward to a rewarding New Year.