Reporting from the secret garden. Things are good #ecodust
November 14, 2018 the garden is having its last color show. Most of the big trees have dropped their leaves. I’m always a little astounded at how many leaves this little patch of land collects. We gathered up enough to cover the newly planted bulbs 4” deep. I prefer using what the garden leaves us for mulch in the winter. Best of all it’s free. It’s going to snow a bit tomorrow and probably won’t stick but winter is definitely on its way. #winteriscoming #urbangarden #brooklyn #autumn #catgarden2018
Anyone know who this furry beast is? Friend or foe on my cauliflower leaf?
Such a sweet and vibrant red garden resident all snuggled in with my Salvia to stay warm. Surprised to still see lovely lady beetles hanging out here and there in my garden. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and a variety of bees and parasitic wasps, too. Did no one get the memo re: our chilly weather? I blame it on all the flowers 🌸 still blooming in my garden. That's starting to change tho... a few things took a hit from last night's low temps.
When Christmas comes early 😍 the diary is just beautiful! Great job @thediggersclub
, the diary has little pockets for your seeds and a plans and a notes section. Best $49.95 spent! Comes with a calendar and a moon dial too and I can start using the diary this year! Starting in the 26th this month 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 #selfgifting #christmasalready
Daring red color after the rain last night from the ripen beach cherries 🍒/ Euginia Reinwardtiana (ini cakep kalo dipake buat kasih nama ke anak 🤣)! Bunganya masih bermunculan dan ada beberapa yang belum matang. Kali ini munculnya lebih banyak lagi dari tahun lalu setelah rajin dipangkas juga dipakein organic Guano. Emang after effects-nya luar biasaaaa ❤️
You never forget your first love and you never forget the first time the first fruit tree you planted grew its first fruit. My five year old pomegranate is flowering for the first time. It was the very first fruit tree I planted four years ago when I started working towards out backyard good forest. ❤❤❤ what was the first fruit tree you ever planted?
Fresh looking rose Apple after the rain last night. It’ll be ready anytime soon 💕
Plant Lesson 3 – Seasons in Life. Do you know that life goes through seasons, just like plants? Take this Jonquil for example. In Autumn & Winter, it’s onion shaped bulb lies dormant underground. As soon as the soil begins to warm up and the days get longer, it’s season arrives and it bursts back into life. It makes it’s presence known by sending up a rich, green shoot which abruptly and energetically bursts out of the soil, telling the world of it’s presence. With it’s new vigour, it sends out more shoots which eventually take the form of long, slender leaves. These leaves continue to grow until the plant sends out a beautiful and intoxicatingly perfumed inflorescence. The plant is now in it’s prime. As it’s season progresses, the flowers die off. Eventually, when the months get colder and the days get shorter, all the leaves too begin to die, leaving only baron and bare soil. So how can a Jonquil teach us about seasons in life? Well, in it’s prime, the leaves constantly draw energy from the sun, sending this energy down back into the bulb. Why? Because it’s preparing itself for dormancy, knowing it’s just around the corner. It’s storing all the energy it needs in order to survive and push through. Eventually these leaves die off. No trace of life is left above the soil. Beneath the surface, the energised bulb patiently awaits it’s next cycle of growth. When the next season comes, it uses this stored energy to burst back to life, beginning another cycle of growth. Do you feel like you are in a dormant season of life? Remember to keep pressing on. As slow or disagreeable as life may seem, you are most certainly preparing yourself for your next season of growth – in fact, you are already ready for it. Remember always that just like the humble Jonquil, your season will come too!
👯♂️ normally you get one that has opened and one that is still tiny, but these two are definitely joined at the hip 😂
"What are these?!" Poking at the moss.
"It's Kokedama. The roots are wrapped in moss and tied tightly with strings. So basically with this, it act as a pot for the plant."
"Will it fall apart?" Looking curiously at it.
"Nope, it won't." 😊
Prune climbing roses to shape and lightly prune native shrubs after flowering.
And that’s a wrap for the Monstera Deliciosa cuttings for this year! This cutting is my favorite by far; pictured with a 3 foot stake! 😮 Thank you to each and every one of you who have purchased one of these babies. We’ll have more for sale this summer! 🌿💚
Harvest time! Did you know microgreens are super fast to grow? Within 7- 14 days they are ready to harvest and eat making them perfect for the sometimes impatient little growers. Loving these herb scissors I picked up from the gorgeous @hellotrader
Good morning! Just about to post these to wonderful people across Australia. Thank You so very much for your purchase 🙏 Karrikins growing kits and cards make great Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers and are the perfect unique Secret Santa gift.