How does your garden grow?

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by BLT, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Succulent or air plant. Orchids are also easy but would be expensive to ship, right? I dunno, I have a purple and white one I got from the local greenhouse. I give it 3 ice cubes a week.
     
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  2. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    She has a relatively green thumb (maybe not as green as HBC's, but pretty decent) so I think she can manage a plant. I think telefloral or whatever does orchids but STFU you're wrong. African violets are a maybe too. Cant remember if I got her some before.

    ETA I'm not wrong this time. Those chain floral delivery places suck so bad.
     
  3. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I planted my tomatoes and peppers!
     
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  4. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Is there a small flower shop local to her that delivers? You might have to call them vs. finding it online though.
     
  5. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I could try. I tried searching local shops and they all just showed the same generic stuff on their websites (which makes sense since the retailers use local shops to fulfill orders).
     
  6. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Specifically look up orchids or succulents for sale since flower shops mostly have bouquets.

    www.Odoms.com
    www.Brookside-Orchids.com

    I know nothing about those places, just saw some options that weren't ridiculously expensive! Apparently Amazon also sells orchids maybe; I didn't click on their link.
     
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  7. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I'll check them out! I've done Urban Succulents before and they were nice, if I go the succulent route. They have some nice succulent wreaths too. Not sure how a wreath would go for keeping them alive.
     
  8. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Lowe's had some beautiful orchids here. Is there one near her? They do in store pickup, I wonder if you could get someone to deliver it? Like Postmates for plants?
     
  9. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    There might be. I could recruit my little brother to be my Postmates lolss. I'll probably go the succulent route though. They're really nicely done.
     
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  10. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Please help I filled the whole mixing bowl when I was picking today and I didn’t even get to the end of the patch. Rooster picked about 3/4 of a bowl yesterday. So many strawberries.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
  11. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Texting you my address right now. Legit tried to get strawberries at the farmers market this morning and no luck.
     
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  12. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    please come eat these strawberries
     
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  13. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    If MIL actually arrives you may hear a knock on your door.
     
  14. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    “Sorry MIL, Canal had an urgent strawberry emergency. Oh, and also, she’s tired of your shit.”
     
  15. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Make strawberry spinach salad! And maybe strawberry muffins to freeze?
     
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  16. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Strawberry rhubarb pie? Or cut to the chase and skip the rhubarb.
     
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  17. hallokween

    hallokween Chicken

    We have our first tomato coming in. Fingers crossed it doesn't split like they did last year.
     
  18. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    We’re still discovering what the plantings are in the yard of the house we rent. (Our landlord’s MIL did the landscaping but then moved, it was pretty overrun when we moved in.)

    So far, the most gorgeous red tulips, lilies of the valley, and bleeding hearts have popped up. It makes me happy.
     
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  19. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Lilies of the valley are forever my favorite. I need to figure out how to make them work in containers. Squirrels dug everything up the first time I tried them and some tulip bulbs.

    I'm not going too crazy with my container gardening this year. A couple herbs. I'm going to try to find a tomato variety that I had last year (a type of plum tomato, irrc). A few flowers. S picked some romaine lettuce and little carrots for her container. Some of the flowers she picked too. I have some cilantro seeds that dropped last year trying to make a go at it, so I'm curious to see how that goes. I'd love to get a hanging strawberry plant, but it's a little late in the season now I think. Idk. We'll see how it works out this year. It's hard because it gets so hot on the balcony with the black top and no shade until like 4pm. I need to get drought resistant plants. There were some seeds from Burpee I wanted to try but didnt have time to order them.
     
  20. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    We planted some sunflower seeds last night. I hope they come up! I also sprinkled some Bachelor's Buttons seeds.
     
  21. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Sunflowers have been pretty easy for me. My class planted some dollar store sunflower seeds and they sprouted in just 3 days.
     
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  22. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I have 3 tomato plants growing where my cherry tomatoes were last year!
     
  23. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    My pothos is sick. :sad:

    The leaves started turning yellow last week. Which usually means it's too wet, so I left it a few days longer than usual and then only watered a teeny bit to moisten the top. It perked up for a day and now today it's turning yellow again. It's gone from a six-foot jungle to leggy af in less than two weeks, and it's making me so, so sad. I've pruned off two major vines already, one of which was one of the three original vines. :sad: :sad: :sad: Fortunately the ends of those are very robust and healthy, so they're in water now and will become babies, but still.

    I don't understand why a drainage issue would be rearing its head now, as it's been in this pot for more than 18 months. I guess the roots have expanded to the point where they're soaking up too much near the bottom of the pot.

    I'm going to have to pull the whole thing out, redo the drainage (or get a whole new pot), and then hack my beautiful shrubbery down to a bush and hope it grows out its length again. Which concerns me because some of the vines I trimmed when I repotted it have not regrown, so I'm super scared that it's not going to come back from another major pruning.

    Pray for me and my best babe. I think I've had this thing 10+ years by now and I would be devastated to ruin it.
     
  24. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Is it a light issue?
     
  25. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    It's been in the same spot for most of that decade, so that doesn't seem super likely. There's nowhere better in this apartment to move it, unless I put it in the enclosed porch for a few months now that the weather is mild.

    EDIT: I do turn it regularly too, to be sure it's getting even light. I turned it again today but I really don't expect that to make much difference. :sad:
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019

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