Saturday, September 12, 2009
Watering cans are an enduring tool and symbol for gardeners everywhere, I have a few of them big and small. Here I took pictures of the smallest ones I have. Sometimes I used them to hold potpourri, or just to exhibit them in a corner. This year I bougth two big ones to be able to water the plants in the porch. Whether they are decorative or functional, they are very useful.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tulips require a period of cold while they're dormant and resting . That means you must plant before freezing weather. Normally at the end of September or beginning of October.
The ground should be moist when tulips are planted. Give them two to four weeks to start their roots before watering. Tulips should not have too much moisture before they have made roots; in that condition they are easy victims to rot or other infections. I got some bulbs yesterday, I have the idea to plant them at my entrance, I have a few there and they always came back every Spring. I love Tulips.
Monday, September 7, 2009
It seems that The Fall have arrives, this is my first
chrysanthemum of the season.
Garden mums also make great container plants. They're just right for popping into a clay pot. Most garden mums will withstand a light fall frost, but finding the right ones will provide the longest possible amount of pleasure. We still have some of them from last year, I saved indoors and planted in the ground at the beginning of Summer, they are growing healthy and soon are about to bloom again.