Monday, April 3, 2017

Vertical Gardens Using Sempervivum and Sedum

On March 3, several of my friends and I enjoyed a workshop in my garage!  We used containers found at Goodwill, etc.

Holes were drilled in the bottoms (which will be the backs, once hung) of the wooden and closed containers.


Most of our plants were hens and chicks, as well as other succulents and a few small sedum plants.


Chicken wire was fitted into the boxes.  Once everyone was here, we tamped potting mix into the containers, created little holes for the plants and tamped them in, and put Spanish (spaghnam) moss over all, tucking it under and around the chicken wire.




A little spritz with water occasionally will moisten the soil.



After a few weeks in a bright, sunny window - until it becomes warm enough to set outdoors - will establish the roots.




Then the items can be hung vertically, if desired




Tah Dah!



Poor Joan - Everyone wanted to decorate her!!


  

What a great time we had!!

SG

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February Gardenbloggers' Bloom Day!

We have something blooming outdoors!

It is still "too early!"  It is still Winter-time in Iowa.
However, we have been experiencing and enjoying unseasonably warm and wonderful weather for this time of year!

And look!
Early Heirloom crocus!!


And Just for fun... check out a few goldfinches in a nearby bush!

Have a Happy Day!  I am!!
SG

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Frankly, Friends. It's Fine, Fair Weather for the Finite Future! ABC Wednesday

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Blue skies, warm temps and FUN!

However, I must admit... it is still Winter (season) in Iowa... and I have NOT, as yet, been able to create my annual snowman!!

Mr. Shady and I were both enjoying a Fantastic day (separately) working on outdoor projects!  He, with a group of affable, willing friends, enjoyed their prairie burn.  Me?  I scrubbed part of a wooden fence, preparing it for painting when it IS REALLY Spring and adding a few more flagstones to a backyard walkway.

Best wishes to you during these upcoming days,

SG