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Usually water the many houseplants on Friday, but was busy and got off schedule. The rosemary suffers most as she is root bound. She got a drink last night, but everything else was forced to wait till today.


The very old Boston fern has grown so large that getting into the shower has become a challenge. It is so happy in that spot and there is really no where else to put it so we'll just have accept it. Ferns are such messy plants, always dropping bits of leaves, and it is a favorite hiding place for the cats which makes that worse. Yet It's beauty is unquestionable and I get attached to plants so it stays. We no longer drag it outside in the summer, but it doesn't seem to mind.

The succulents are getting leggy and soon I hope to get them back outside where they are always happier.


The oldest cactus has a number of buds and it would be grand if it bloomed this year.  Poor things they suffered last year from the digging of squirrels who tossed them out of their pots, looking for nuts?

And, totally off the subject, yesterday marked the first asparagus cutting, not a lot, but more stalks appearing daily. I love the stuff.

Kids coming over to grill steaks later, something to look forward to and the first ones we've tried from this side of beef. We've been very pleased with other cuts, but steak is the ultimate test, t-bones today. So grateful to have a young farmer with organic grass fed beef nearby.

Was hoping for rain, but so far nothing but gray skies. Going out to the garden to see if any of the asparagus stalks I passed over have grown in the night...lol

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kabuldur
Apr. 23rd, 2018 09:37 am (UTC)
I see you have a zygocactus and that is a lovely bush of rosemary! A very healthy-looking fern plant. That would be cool if your succulents flowered!

Asparagus is yummy, so enjoy! And they do need checking everyday for growth, lol :) I'm imagining asparagus with steak. That would indeed be yummy!

I was listening to a farmer today who was recommending people eat food from good soil eg back yards, organic and other small farms where the soil is good. Apparently, aside from a lot of food having glyphosate in it these days, which kills so much of out gut biota, food can have as little as 5% of the nutrients it had when tested in the 1920s or earlier. So, that's good that you have access to organic beef.



Edited at 2018-04-23 09:38 am (UTC)
rosegardenfae
Apr. 23rd, 2018 02:46 pm (UTC)
I did not know the name of that cactus so thanks for that. Was given a start from a friend many years ago.

Several of the succulents have bloomed, one back in the winter. Very pretty.

Have to pick spinach today and check the asparagus. Waiting fir it to warm up outside.

Yes we are lucky and the husband adds natural rock dust minerals to all the garden spots and raised beds. We are much healthier in the summer with all the veggies. I still put up stuff for winter too, but not as much as when all the kids were home.
kabuldur
Apr. 24th, 2018 10:04 am (UTC)
I have found out that you guys call it Christmas cactus, which is a good name for it, as it flowers around your winter solstice. Here it flowers in the middle of winter, whereas our Christmas is in summer. For your's to get so big, you must be a good gardener. I had one...until a chain broke and it ended up on the ground...where the chooks ate it. I was very sorry, because my MIL had given it to me.

That will be nice when it warms up outside and you can get a spot of gardening in. Only a spot, mind you, don't overdo it again! Picking spinach and asparagus - how healthy!

Ah, natural rock dust will work very well.
rosegardenfae
Apr. 24th, 2018 01:48 pm (UTC)
Ok, I get it. Mine is quite old, from a start given to me by tge husband's grandmother. It only had a few blooms last year, don't know why. Sirry to hear about yours.

Will definitely take it easier next time I garden, the recovery time is too long.
kabuldur
Apr. 26th, 2018 09:20 am (UTC)
You did very well getting that plant so big from only a start. Obviously you and your husband are good gardeners!

Yes, rest up and get your health up. A bit of exercise every day is good, but not too much!

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