Wednesday, March 7, 2007

New Flower shoot on Orchid

One of my new orchids is putting out its first flower spike for me. It will be interesting to see the colour. The cultivar is Slc. california flame. It was purchased from Cloud Orchids in Ontario this summer. They have a nice selection of orchids and the ones I have bought from them were in very healthy condition. Their prices were very reasonable. I will post more pictures of the flower when it blooms in a couple of weeks.
I have another one that looks like it could potentially put out a flower bud, but it is too early to tell yet.

Friday, March 2, 2007


For those of you who have come to my blog site via my gardening website, please feel free to send in any questions you may have concerning horticulture. I will try my best to find the information and answer your questions. Also sign my guest book, its nice to see who is looking at the site.

For those who have not visited my site there is a link to the site to the left and further down. Please visit the site and let me know what you think of it. Any suggestions for new topics to be covered are welcome. I plan to add information on Roses and Water Gardening in the near future.

Come on Spring time

Even though it looks like winter has decided to return after the last three days of absolutely gorgeous weather, spring is really not that far away. Even the plants in my basement are starting to feel the change in the seasons. SOme of my stored Canna Lily tubers are already sprouting and are about two feet high. This could post a problem when I move them outside. The tissue is not strong enough for outside light levels. Also I had a pot of Tom Piuce Oriental Lilies that I did not get a chance to plant last fall. Well one of the bulbs is coming up. Maybe the other two will join it and I can have an early show of Lilies in my house. This is a picture of the first Tom Pouce shoot. I have it under my Florescent lights so it will grow straight.

March is coming in like a lion here so it should go out like a lamb. Hopefully we will have a nice long spring and not get to hot to fast so we can enjoy the spring flowers and tulips in our Tulip Festival.