Saturday, February 25, 2012

Seedling and cutting updates

The past week has flown by.  I have been busy working, painting, cleaning and hosting some delightful guests, my brother in law and his wife.  They left earlier today and I will miss them, such refreshing company.  I was so glad they came, it gave me incentive to dig in and clean out an area I have wanted to for a long time but something always seemed more important. 

This afternoon I am trying to update my website and figure out how to add Linky Friends or whatever it is called to my blog.  I have meant to check out Google + as well, I just have not had time so today is dedicated to online chores, so to speak. 
My seedlings and cuttings on my plant rack are growing very well. 
Here is my geraniums when I first potted them up on February 7th.


And here they are today.


The yellow paper is a sticky trap for the fungus gnats.  They come in the potting soil but the yellow sticky traps work great for keeping them under control. 


This is a gorgeous Trumpet Vine,  I don’t seem to have great success in growing it up here but I am going to put one or two of these in large pots and move them into the greenhouse in winter and out to my back deck in summer so I can get it to bloom for me.  Just down the hill half an hour these flourish and can even become invasive but up here the winters are just too cold for it I guess. 


And if you remember my Christmas Cactus post.. here are a few photos of how they are coming along.


It went from 2 having new growth to all of them.  They were so easy to start, I did not expect success with every cutting but every one of them has taken off.



I do believe I have plenty of cactus now.  I have another tray full of these as well from other cuttings.  

The past two days were so lovely and warm, mid 60’s for a high, feels like Spring.  I am still working on filling my raised bed, it is deep!  Once filled though it will be great. 
Now I need to get back to my online chores.  Enjoy your fabulous Saturday!


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  1. Hi Pam, Your seedlings are doing well. I hope to spend an hour in the greenhouse tomorrow if I'm feeling better. Have a good weekend.

  2. Oh Pam your seedlings are doing really good. Love the sticky mat idea.
    I am planting tomato seeds this week. Not sure how the winter will end
    or Spring will begin. Having family visit is a joy.

  3. They do look great. I am looking forward to seeing pretty geranium images this year... Have a great weekend Pam.

  4. Your seedlings are looking good. Mine are about the same size put I don't move them to a 4" pot for a while. They are now in 2" pots.

  5. Look at all the cute little "babies". I love to see new starts doing so well.
    This weather has been nice, hasn't it? Do you suppose that Winter is over?

  6. Hello Pam-
    Your seedlings are doing wonderful. How did you start the geraniums?
    Where they from seeds or plant cuttings? Interested in how to do these.
    Your cactuses look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  7. You have been quite busy, Pam. Company coming is always a good incentive to get us to clean and it stays that way for such a short while, it seems. Love the baby Christmas cacti. Those really did do good for you. Looks like you have right many. The geraniums look really good too. I know you must love having a greenhouse. How fun is that!!

  8. Oh, dear -I'm so far behind! Your "babies" are looking good...

    Also, Pam, just a quick note to tell you I’ve nominated you for a “Versatile Blog Award”!

    Don’t know what that means? Well, neither did I when I received this award last week from a fellow blogger named Isobel ( in Warminster, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. I, of course, wanted to know more, so I did some research. I found a website that helped a lot. I also began to notice, as I surfed around, the “Versatile Blog Award” button on some blogs I was visiting. Visit my blog to see the announcement of your blog as a recipient of this award.

    Why you, you may ask? Just because, I say! Because your blog caught my attention and inspired me in some fashion. It might have been the way you write, the great photos you take, or the fact that you motivate me to act, to be. Perhaps it was the look and feel of your blog overall. Maybe because you seemed genuine in some way, not self-serving, and not necessarily writing to accumulate “followers”, but rather with passion. Whatever my reason, a good chance for me to say “thanks” for delighting me through your blog!

    I love the genuine-ness of your writing style...thanks for the enjoyable "read"! Karen

  9. Wow they are really coming along very well! I am so glad that you had a great week with your family and I hope this week is just as wonderful for you.


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