I'm a native baby - Natal Mahogany stealing the show.
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This winter I’m forcing bulbs indoors for the first time. I can’t believe how easy it is and that I’ve waited this long to give it a go. The gratification of seeing these babies sprout roots in water and shoot toward the ceiling is so intense because of the legit subzero temps we’ve been feeling. Halina’s been involved in the whole process too and she loves to track their progress. She’s promising that come springtime she’ll be out in the garden digging with me. We’ll see!
Chase the winter blues at 1,001 Orchids Show taking place in the greenhouses at the Jardin des Plantes garden in Paris Feb 1st - 27th. In addition to the amazing orchid displays there will be associations sharing information and tips on cultivation, specialists selling rare species and a photo exhibit. Open 10-16:45 everyday except Tuesdays. Enjoy!!!
#graftwars2018@lord_snakeup here's the graft from that picture the other day. First graft attempt of 2018 and she looks a bit rough but the scion feels firmly attached to the root stock. There is a lot of gap and space between the scion and root stock which is normally a bad sign of failure but on trying to move the scion it feels very firm though this can be just where the callous from both plants fused together and no vascular connection gets made. Seen it happen plenty.
I should know for certain within a month or so if this graft has survived and really took. Especially with larger scions vs. Seedling the larger scion grafts take longer to notice new growth. They just take longer to adapt and settle onto a root stock even though this scion was originally a graft I don't think that makes it easier to regraft if anything it makes it harder by making the vascular ring overly distorted and hard to line up while grafting the two plants.
If you are wondering what the black spots are, which many grafts get black dots but not from the same source, here it's an enzyme reaction from where I sliced through roots inside the cactus that had not protruded from the skin to be seen but can be seen when cutting into a cactus like veins under it's skin. It's older growth that leaned to the side and that lean causes the roots to grow thinking the plant is on its side so it puts out roots to feel for soil to feed on. Best to keep cacti from leaning. #trichocereus#cactus#medicine#greenhouse#greenthumb#love#light#passion#peace#passionate#cacti#succulent#succulents#succulentlove#mescaline#peyote#lophophora#flowerpower#flowerchild#horticulture#botany#psychedelic#psychedelics#williamsii#entheogen#gardener#garden#letgo#willpower
I read the other day that having plants in your home builds compassion. That the continual act of tending to something and helping it grow, extends to all areas of your life. With its chopstick stake and refrigerator clip support, my little basil friend is a bit unsophisticated — but by gosh if I don’t find myself each morning checking its water and looking for new growth. It has been a welcome change to watch something come back to life, when it feels like everything else is so frustratingly in limbo. (And my Paris plate in the background is my daily reminder that I’ll be standing in front of that glorious Tower soon!)
Tips for caring for your #fiddleleaffig
🌿Water slowly, at the base of the trunk, allowing plenty of water to drain out and saturate all the soil in the pot
🌿Only water when topsoil is completely dry - every 2-3 weeks
🌿Keep in a spot where there is plenty of bright indirect sunlight
🌿Fertilize once a month or according to the instructions on your particular fertilizer
🌿Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to keep them nice and shiny 📸: @thestudioleaf.co