Saturday, February 10, 2007

New Additions to website

Today I added two new features onto my gardening website. These are Photograph of the week and Tip of the week. The new digital camera is making it easier to add features like Photograph of the Week. Ita a little early for our flowers to be out but some of my orchids are in bloom so I will be using these for now. Hopefully im March the Algonquin College Spring floral show will be on again and I will take some pictures there to add to the site until my own flowers come out.
Take a look - website address is

Friday, February 9, 2007

Daylily Seedlings

One has to love the magic of digital photography. No more waiting for pictures to be developed. The latest photo I took was of my daylily seedling that I have growing in the basement under florescent grow lights. These are from my crosses during the summer of 2006. They are in their second growth session of the year. I find that they go through a couple of these sessions where they grow then turn brown and after a while start to grow again. It should take another two summers to get to blooming size. Some of the faster growing ones may bloom in the second year, but most will take until the third summer to bloom. More than likely by that time I will have more seedlings crossed.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Blooming Orchid

Today one of my Phalaeonopsis orchids finally opened it first bloom . I bought the plant a couple of years ago and has not bloomed until this year. This is also one of the first shots taken with the new digital camera. Nice true to colour shot taken with the flash right next to an outside window. I don't see any spill over from the outside light.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Digital Camera

Another step into the new electronic generation today with the purchase of a new Digital SLR camera. I purchased the Pentax K100 2 lens kit. It comes with one 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens and also a 50-200mm F4.5-5.6 lens. I have not tried these yet but I am excited to get going taking pictures with them.

I will be familiarizing myself with the camera over the next couple of days and will post some pics.

WoooHooo First Blog

Well I guess it had to happen sooner or later, I finally got my own blog. ...........Uhmmmm, Now what? I guess I better think of something to write in here. Hmmmm, let see.........Oh I know!! Let me introduce my gardening site. The Address is This website is about my garden....hence the name. In it you will find many picture galleries of the Lily and Daylily Cultivars I grow as well as some of my own hybrid lilies I started in 2003. I have also written a huge pile of information on Lilies and Daylilies, how to grow them, and especially how to multiply them.

Come and visit my site and let me know what you think. I have a guest book if you want to leave comments or suggestions for other information you would like to see on the site.

There that was not so bad, they say the first is always the hardest to do.