The Jade plant is considered to be lucky if gifted…I wonder if the postman delivering it to me counts?
More air plants too.
And the last one is here. Gynura Purple Passion.
I have two red roses finally. Now I want a plain orange because this never ends and someone else has one.
My Hen and Chick is flowering!
I was watering my plants, Dear Reader, indoor that is, the rain took care of the outside finally giving the whole garden the gentle soaking it needed and Jack the break the wanted, and some of my Bonsai leaves fell off when I moved the plant. Naturally I panicked, what?, and frantically Googled and was hit with exactly the same articles I’d have gotten for every single ailment and natural phenomenon had I search for those, because, Dear Reader, the internet is a vast resource of information, but also of revenue and they want your clicks and broad general articles help with the latter and make the former impossible. So, my Bonsai, dead and dying, over watered by dehydration, OH THE HUMANITY!…Seriously though, it’s one of my major issues with the internet, that paniced search is built into all of us. After a while, getting annoyed by these articles I took stock. I realised the bonsai is healthy and the loss of leaves was likely from the ill treatment in the store, I did this by observation, by using the knowledge I’ve accrued from my own gardening endeavours, maybe I’ve spoken about them before, I forget, and just generally went beyond the broad. This applies to so much, Dear Reader, weight-loss being a major one, naturally I’ve spoken on that a lot, but for giggles change water to food. It makes sense, too much either way is bad, but it doesn’t address any specific issue, does it? It solves nothing, but makes you feel inferior by it’s factual assertions, that are so general to be useless, but in that moment of panic, that need for clarity you accept whatever lifeline is offered. It’s why coeliacs are advised to eat gluten free products that often contain oats and also told to avoid oats early on. It’s easy to put that information out there, but the real work comes in digging deeper and learning more, but, again, that doesn’t pay the bills nor satisfy that panic impulse. I suppose I’m saying don’t look for easy answers, or at least be weary of them, learn everything you can and look at the new growth on your bonsai…maybe that got away from me a bit.
Monstrous squash blossom, average immature squash beneath.
This is a compact bush type? I doubt it, but maybe I will see a delicata.
I can’t remember what this is…so I can’t even find the name or type…whoops. Edit: Got it! Geranium Himalayense.
Back from the dead.
As for gardening stories, well, maybe you doubt Jack, Doubting Dear Reader if you will, perhaps Jack does kill plants? Sure, but let’s take one of the transplanted roses, I have since acquired the final bush and have the full set of my dead neighbour’s roses, where else will you ever hear that?, it was left in the rose garden and wasn’t in good health, so I cut away some of the bad root and left it in a drier spot, NATURALLY IT WAS UNDER-WATERED WITH TOO MUCH WATER!…Heh, sorry, it was rough and had just a nub of green, so skip ahead two days and there I was in the garden , shocking I know, and lo and behold the rose had sprouted a huge new pair of shoots. Why? How? Oh, now the Doubting Dear Reader wants to be the Dutiful Dear Reader and, okay. The reason is that when I moved it I fed it well, make sure the root was safely place inside the pot, it was well looked after, but due to its size it just needs more time to grow properly. That answer can’t come from generalisations, but remains the truth. My fig tree has returned to life too, I’m Jack, Dear Reader, this is apparently my calling in life. Oh! The last rose bush was left for me by the person who has the house now, they dug all around, but left it as they didn’t want to see it destroyed and knew I’d probably take it. Which is a really nice thing to hear, those roses were loved, you can tell by the way they’d grown, even after being wild so long they’ve bounced back wonderfully.
At least one squash is starting.
The Clematis in the double planter setup.
In time the two will intertwine.
It’s a year for roses and berries, Dear Reader, the roses just haven’t stopped. The rambler cutting, taken from a piece of woody stem at the base, is still growing and looks to be rooting really well, the roots are thin wisps of hair and are spreading rapidly. The top is sprouting all over the stem and even at the base now. I will say that the type of soil is important too, I had Japanese anemone nubs in two pots, one has died back, but seems to be reviving, not me, Dear Reader, they’re just tough, whereas the other is spreading all over he pot, the one that died back had it’s pot dry out too much and couldn’t take in sufficient water, this time it’s true, I’ve put both in better soil and a single pot and would you believe they’re arriving in the store soon? These are a project, I haven’t blue though so maybe I’ll pop to the shops. You already know, but you can toss Jack a tip here if you like what I’m doing, if not then, well, I won’t stop. I’ll spend it on plants, not drugs, junk food or booze, plants are my main vice, that and books. Oh, the addict’s life for me, Dear Reader, I’ll be back again, possible with more resurrected plants, until then, take care.
Oh, another delicata…I hope…those turnip leaves sting.
Whatever ate the lower leaves hasn’t stopped the plant restarting.
Country Red Lily.
That seriously grew out in two days.
Sugarsnaps are starting to pod.