I hope our last post on overwintering geraniums was helpful. When I was visiting dad the other day, he shared that he did a couple more steps this year in preparing his geraniums for their winter slumber. This year he took more time to really prune off any dead debris on his plants, along with… Read More Overwintering Geraniums, Part Two
Dad’s geraniums are still blooming but he will soon be taking them inside to overwinter for next year. Late in the summer dad gave his geraniums a good pruning–removing dead blooms etc. watered them and then fertilized them with Miracle Grow. His geraniums loved it and produced many more buds and blooms soon after this… Read More Overwintering Geraniums
After dad moved his plants out of his greenhouse to greet the world, life became even busier. Hence, my delay in posting these greenhouse finale pictures. Dad was busy planting his vegetable garden and I was busy planting and taking care of my own floral gardens. I am happy to say dad’s vegetable garden was planted by… Read More Greenhouse Finale!
After one of my transplanting sessions with dad, we stopped and chatted for a bit. Somehow our conversation moved into discussing watering methods for tiny seedlings. I was teasing him about the Tim Horton cups he uses for watering and asked what he liked about them. Well a hearty conversation ensued with demos from dad.… Read More Keeping it Simple
Dad explained and showed me the art of transplanting on a recent visit with him. Since dad plants a large quantity of seeds, he spends many hours transplanting them before they make their way into his greenhouse. Along with transplanting comes many hours of watering. You really have to be a passionate gardener to spend… Read More Steve’s Transplanting Process
Starting plants from seed takes both patience and commitment. After dad retired, he walked into the world of seeds, transplanting and the joy of seeing the fruits of his labor. As my dad says, “It’s a seven day a week job!” During my recent session with dad, he explained that some seeds need to be… Read More Beginnings