Monday, May 12, 2014

The Great $1 Gerber Daisy Experiment

Can it really be this easy??

The only thing better than a New plant is a 
deal on New plant.  All specimens in this experiment 
were bought for 1/3 or less of their marked retail price.   
A quick trim, removal from very cramped pot, regular
 watering, top dressing of compost and TaDa their Back! 
Step 1-Fill one 3-inch potting container with potting soil
 for each stem cutting.
Step 2-Find healthy and vibrant gerbera daisies in the 
summer during the peak of growth. Clip off a stem just
 above soil level and then cut the stem again so that you 
have a 6-inch stem piece. 
Step 3-Dip the bottom end of the stem into rooting
 hormone and place the stem into the potting soil.
Step 4-Keep the containers where they receive 
indirect sunlight, and watch for the stems to show
 signs of growth. This will indicate that the stems
 are taking root. Continue to keep them evenly watered.
Step 5-Transplant your new super discounted gerbera 
daisies to larger containers when they are established 
and growing well. 

Good Squirrels do not need garden laws to tell them to act
While bad Squirrels will find a way around the
garden laws. ~
Plato & OldSchoolBill 
Starting Over
Please do not tell the Squirrels where they are!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Photograph Chronicles of Neglected Mini Roses

The Names  of the Mini Roses Have Been Changed To Protect The Innocent

Defining plant neglect historically has been difficult to do, leading to inconsistencies in policies, practice, and research. Without a consistent definition of plant neglect, it is nearly impossible to compare research results. This inconsistency also leads to variability in the way neglect plants are handled.
The debate over a definition of neglect centers on a lack of consensus in answering these questions:
  • What are the minimum requirements associated with caring for a plant?
  • What action or inaction by a nursery owner or other caregiver constitutes neglectful behavior?
  • Must the nursery owner or caregiver's action or inaction be intentional?
  • What impact does the action or inaction have on the health, safety, and well-being of the plant?
  • What constitutes "failure or inability to provide" adequate food, shelter, protection?
  • Should "failure or inability to protect" be included?
  • Is the action or inaction a result of indifference rather than neglect?

This is Dava
 A little TLC
 Dava de Seminole
 Shows little effect of her neglect
Introducing Drie
 Damaged Drie
So much
Neglected Nelja 
 After a

Poor Pempe
Not to care 
But looks &  
Feels so much

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

My First Rose

This is my very first rose it is a 1/2 priced rose from Lowe's.  As soon as I bought it I thought I needed to contact RedneckRosarian  & agardendiary and all the good people of #rosechat to help me bring back to life.  Please have a look at ROSIE & Post a Comment to tell me what she needs.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

My Flowers Their Words

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man 
cannot live without love.  ~Max Muller
 Let us give nature a chance; she knows her business
 better than we do. Michael Eyquen de Montaigne
 The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example 
of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~Jean Giraudoux
 More grows in the garden than the gardener 
sows. Old Spanish Proverb
 "With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures 
and some books, I live without envy. ~Lope de Vega
 Out of gardens grow fleeting flowers but 
lasting friendships. ~Beverly Rose Hopper
 There's little risk in becoming overly proud of one's garden
 because gardening by its very nature is humbling. It has a 
way of keeping you on your knees.  ~Joanne R. Barwick
"It is at the edge of a petal that love awaits. 
 ~William Carlos Williams 
 If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly
 our whole life would change. ~Buddha 
Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.
 ~Rudyard Kipling