Category: container Garden

Houseplant update: Late November 2017 to Janua…

Houseplant update: Late November 2017 to January 5, 2018. Trandescantia or Wandering Jew (which is kind of a silly name for a plant with origins in Mexico.)

The new succulent setup, a $20 full-spectrum L…

The new succulent setup, a $20 full-spectrum LED from Amazon and one of two plant racks from my parents. We dragged the big pot in since it’s due to freeze soon, and I took some promising looking babies off of the bigger plants.

Hmm, looks like some of the older plants in that pot could use a trim…

The potted parsley has grown so much! I hope the pot is big…

The potted parsley has grown so much! I hope the pot is big enough to last it until next year, this is an experiment which is coming inside for the winter once it gets cold.

I transplanted the violas from the smaller pots to this bigger…

I transplanted the violas from the smaller pots to this bigger container for the winter, they should be cold-hardy to a much colder area and hopefully the extra dirt will help insulate them slightly. They’ve been blooming like crazy in the cooler temps!

Picked up some Penny Lane Mix Violas, since the plants are…

Picked up some Penny Lane Mix Violas, since the plants are *supposed* to like colder temps and rain, and we’ve got plenty of both coming up. Two plants in pots and two in the raised bed, and hopefully the ones in the bed will re-seed for next year!

Maybe that’s too much to hope for, but for $3 it’s worth a shot.

We might just get some full-sized carrots yet this year!

We might just get some full-sized carrots yet this year!

Huh, after a month of blooming yellow with orange spots,…

Huh, after a month of blooming yellow with orange spots, suddenly the Peach Melba Nasturtiums have thrown a red flower!

Looks like the last marigold plant is ending the season with a…

Looks like the last marigold plant is ending the season with a bang! Can’t believe how many flowers and buds this put off.

Thinned out some of the babies in order to make room for the…

Thinned out some of the babies in order to make room for the rest. They definitely taste like carrot!

A friend told me you can save the tops and add them to soup for the flavor of carrot without using the root. Most of them went into the freezer so we can try it!

Leave the audio off on this one unless you want to hear the dog…

Leave the audio off on this one unless you want to hear the dog tap-dancing in the background. Got one of the Steller’s Jays drinking from the fountain.