Thought I'll do a quick gardening update, since I've acquired a few new plants, recently.
We will start indoors for a change, where the passion fruit vine cuttings have been potted up! I tented the pot with a 2-gallon sized plastic bag and have kept it on the counter of the pass through between the kitchen and the family room to see if the cuttings will root. According to what I read, it will take about a month for the cuttings to root! There is, also, a small piece of pothos in a teacup, kept to root!
|Passionfruit Vine Cuttings and Pothos|
In the family room, the vase with more pothos cuttings, that used to be on the top of the entertainment center, was moved to the sideboard, to keep company with the duck planter:
Outside, on the backdoor steps, we have the hellebore plant that M brought me:
And the jade plant cutting he brought me - not quite sure what type of jade plant it is, but, the leaves look a lot like those of the gollum jade:
We have started the winter garden, planting cool weather crops, since we can garden all year round. In the planting bed just outside the back door, which has wire mesh around it, where the okra plants grew, we now have purple mizuna and Japanese purple mustard plants, growing:
|Japanese Purple Mustard Plants|
In another bed, a bit further down the garden, and also surrounded by wire mesh, we have two type of peas planted: snow peas on one side and snap peas along the other side:
Next to the bed with the pea plants, protected by its own circle of wire mesh, is the serrano chili pepper plant, which is doing very well; it has produced lots of chilies and has more flowers on it, as well:
|Serrano Chili Pepper Plant|
It will grow out again in no time!
Hope you enjoyed the brief gardening update!
I did enjoy the update, thank you very much. It's all looking very healthy, and I do like the arrangement of the vase next to the duck planter.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen; glad you enjoyed it. :)Delete
Ooh the tree looks great and I love the close up of the duck plant pot. It's funny to me to think of gardening all year round. I'm a wee bit envious ... in some ways!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lady Ella. I'm glad the tree trimming has been done, at last (had only been planning to get it done since sometime in summer!) Autumn/winter is when we can grow those vegetables you would grow in early spring - lettuce, peas, chard, etc. Summer is too hot for them. Although, these past few days have been so warm that the plants don't know what is going on! Next week will be cooler, though.Delete
So beautiful! You certainly have a lot of wonderful plants. I'm lucky if I can keep even the hardiest one alive. I think I am easily distracted and then forget to water them or water them too much!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon. I've killed more plants than I have kept alive! Even the ones that are supposed to be hard to kill! LOL. But, I have a very good gardener who tends to them for me and all I ever do is water them once a week or so. :)Delete
Your garden is looking great, Bless. I wish I could say the same about mine. XReplyDelete
Thank you, Jules. Well, I think your garden is getting ready for winter, isn't it? I suppose it is time for you to put the garden to sleep until spring. :)Delete
What a difference to the tree! Your plants are looking really good.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen; the tree will need trimming again in a couple of years! As for the plants, they are a tad confused right now, because we are having warm temperatures and they thought summer was over! :DDelete
I always enjoy a look around your garden and it was also nice to see what's growing indoors too.ReplyDelete
It will be fun to follow along with the passion fruit vine's journey.
The hellebore from M is very large and healthy looking. It will be fun to see what color the flowers are since you said you're not sure. Mine enjoy a shady spot - do you have a place in mind?
Thank you, Debra; glad you enjoyed the update. I don't keep a lot of plants indoors because of Dancer, but, I have a dracaena near the window between the living room and dining area and a pothos up on the entertainment center in the family room.Delete
I'll be sure to post regular updates on the passionfruit vine!
M doesn't know what color the hellebore plant will have; his has black flowers! I don't have a spot in mind for it - it is currently in a shady spot under the awning over the back door. I might just continue to keep it there, since I don't have a lot of shady spots in my garden!
The tree trimmers did a great job. I've been trying to clean up the beds around our yard for the winter, but the weather has turned colder and I'm not so motivated to work outside. As far as vegetables go, the only thing we have left are turnips. They are big enough to eat, but they can stay in the ground all winter. In fact the colder weather is supposed to make them sweeter. I hope so, because the first ones we harvested were pretty bitter.ReplyDelete
Considering the fact that the trimmers charged me a pretty penny to trim it, I'm glad they did a good job! :) 3 years ago, when they trimmed it, they charged me $400; this time, it cost double that! I don't like working outside when it is cold, either! I hope the cold weather improves the flavor of your turnips and makes them sweeter. :)Delete
The salad greens look good. I had to look up the purple mizuna. There is always something interesting happening in your garden!ReplyDelete
We had a sprinkling of snow overnight, not enough to measure. Some people have already started putting out Christmas decor. I've seen an inflated plastic Santa and at another place a Christmas wreath and snowman.
Thank you, Bushlady; we are trying new vegetables to see if we like them. :)Delete
Snow! I expect the first snow is always a bit exciting, although by the end of winter, you'd be tired of it. I used to wait until the year-end almsgiving was over to decorate for Christmas, but, I am not having an almsgiving this year, either, due to Covid, so, I guess I might start decorating after Thanksgiving is over. I no longer decorate the outside of the house, other than a wreath on the front door; only the inside.