Category Archives: Gardening

Longer Lasting

I have been buying cut flowers almost every week. I like oriental lilies because they smell so good. Sometimes I get carnations. The cut flowers last less than a week, so I end up getting replacement flowers at my next … Continue reading

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One or the Other?

My baby crownflower trees have been being eaten. It started slowly, but yesterday, I noticed a bunch of leaves were gone. Some of the seedlings were stripped bare. A closer look showed me the cause of the missing leaves: Crownflower … Continue reading

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Shoot Starting

My principal has a small collection of orchids. They grow very well here. One of his orchids grew a side-shoot, and he asked if I wanted it. Yes! Yes, I did. It’s a dendrobium orchid. I’ve never grown one of … Continue reading

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Tomato Timing

I started some tomato seeds seven weeks ago. The plants are big now, and ready to be planted. But I didn’t think this through. I don’t have full sun on my lanai. Should I try to grow tomatoes there anyway? … Continue reading

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Baby Crownflower Trees

The crownflower seeds I planted at the beginning of August have sprouted. I had left them in the seed-starting tray for a while, but I finally transferred some of them to larger pots. It feels like they’re growing slowly, but … Continue reading

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