Category Archives: House Plants

Composting – Emily Style

  It’s Gold For The Gardener click on any picture for slide show… Who would get excited about worms? Well, Emily does and by the end of our October Garden Club meeting, many members and guests were all talking about… … Continue reading

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Smitten with Succulents

I recently took a good look at the plants that have gained permanent residence inside our home. Other than two violets which belonged to a dear friend, the rest belong to the family referred to as succulents. Succulents have a … Continue reading

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Ode to an Amaryllis

Your blogger, Doubledaisy, received an amaryllis bulb complete with pot and soil this past Christmas.  Subsequently, she chronicled its growth in the following poem.  Perhaps you have witnessed this kind of miracle yourself. ‘Twas in the deep of winter That … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise

At our AGM November 18th, Edward Rafuse delivered on his promise to surprise us with revelations on streptocarpus.  This fascinating plant grows wild in both China and Africa and is experiencing increasing popularity here on our continent.  “No, it is … Continue reading

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On the Inside Looking Out

Finally, we’re into late February, and we’re longing for a touch of Spring.  Today, the view outside our window is one of snowy fields and leaden skies.  The sun visited for a few hours yesterday afternoon but soon disappeared behind … Continue reading

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Fall Weather Has Gardeners Looking to House Plants

A cold north wind and much lower temperatures have arrived, following the warm wet weather that we had experienced when the fringes of Hurricane Sandy blew past Chester. Now that a hard frost has finished off most of the annuals … Continue reading

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