Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My World is Changing!!

                      My world is about to change!!

After many years of desktop computers it's time to move my trusted desktop to the security cameras.  A whole new world with a laptop; HP, 15.6  touch!!  Ya all know how well the cell phone went over, now this??  Please be patient with me as I have lots to learn!!  Already shut off the narrative as she was about to drive me nuts.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Epiphyllum / Orchid Cactus

As some of you know one of my passions is my hanging baskets of Eppies.  This year I found on Craigslist a man that had hanging baskets and pots, the price was reasonable so we went on an adventure to check out what he had.  It was a chance to get all my pots to match!!  Replace the ones that well it was a hazard to stand up under according to my husband.

Once you get your first Eppie to bloom you will be hooked on them. Very easy to care for and they will reward you with some awesome blooms.

Doesn't this look nice, matching pots all around.  Thank You Rod!!

When I talked to my sister yesterday I told here I would put up more photos of our cactus for her to take a look at, so here is more photos for you to enjoy.

E. Cereus

As the blooms fade then either drop or produce seedpods.

leaves shapes on one plant may also vary from long and round to really thin.
Partial shade or bright indirect light for best growing conditions in zones 8-9 and 14-24.  Considered a tropical not a desert cactus.  Plant needs rich, quick draining soil with sand.  Let cutting base of cactus dry for a day or two before planting.  Do not over water!!  To over winter these, they need to be in a frost protected area.  To fertilize these use a low-nitrogen fertilizer before and after blooming.  Hope this helps.

We were surprised this past week when we found a couple more late buds on some of our eppies, it's really late in the season for them to set buds and bloom.
E. Cereus

Thursday, July 17, 2014

First Brugmansia Blooms of This Season.

TNN's Reverse Variegated Sport.

The first bloomer to open is on the TNN's Solid Sport of which we currently have three of this plant.  The leaves are a solid color unlike the mother plant that is reverse variegated.

Here are the photos of her last night fully open:

You could smell her this am when one opened up the door, so sweet.

B. 'Karma' starting to show her colors of yellow and orange.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our Veggie Garden 2014.

                                          End of May and our starting of the veggie garden.

                                             June 15th, starting to take off.

                                                      June 22, 2014

                                                       July 7th, 2014

                                               July 14, 2014 starting to harvest veggies!!

                                                              July  21, 2014