Saturday, December 24, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
- I wait until a hard frost has killed off all of the hosta foliage.
- Then I move the containers to the north side/ or a protected area outside where they will not receive a lot of light or precipitation.
- I then push the containers together as an extra way to prevent moisture from finding it's way inside the container.
- If you feel they still need further protection, you can cover the containers with leaves or straw.
- Then it's time to wait until spring to move them. I usually wait to move them until I start to see some sign of life.
|This one is not quite ready for storage. I like to have all of the leaves die off before storing them for the winter.|
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
|My Four O'Clock's this summer.|
|Freshly dug up Four O'Clocks.|
|I clipped of the tops, and now just tubers are left.|
|I put them in a basket in my garage to dry before storing them for the winter.|
Thursday, November 3, 2011
|This hosta represents how I feel about gardening by fall.|
I wonder if it would be different if I lived in a climate where the weather was nice all year round? Is it the weather change, or the fact that during the summer I just throw everything I have into garden that I burn myself out? Am I a bad gardener? Or are the others out there that feel gardening burn out?
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Parts of way northern Wisconsin
have received snow already. Which reminds me that if you have any tender perennials or other plants that can't take a hard frost, it's time to bring them inside at least the garage for now. I like to put them in the garage for a short time before bringing them in the house. I've learned my lesson after bringing many a spider or insects into the house with the plants. So now I put them in the garage and spray them with an organic bug spray, and let them then sit for a week or two before bringing them in the house.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
|The are the "seeds" (really bulbils) from my double tiger lilies.|
|Close up of tiger lily bulbil. These can be planted directly in the ground or stored with cold stratification method described above.|
|Scarlet Runner Bean seeds and Four o'clock seeds|
|Harvesting Scarlet Runner Bean Seeds.|
|Seeds inside the pods of my hardy hibiscus.|
|Blackberry lily seeds.|
|Four O'Clock seeds|
|Hosta seeds (sorry for fuzzy picture my husband has my camera hunting with him) they are the papery black seeds found inside the pods.|
Friday, October 14, 2011
|The neighbor's yard with our leaves.|