Thursday, July 30, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I have another "Urn plant" blooming and two more on the way. Here are some pictures of it.
Their diversity of form, long-lasting flowering period and adaptability to cultivation make aechmeas possibly the most widely known and cultivated of all the bromeliad family. They make an excellent indoor potplant or adapts easily to mounting either on driftwood, old stumps, or living trees. A general growing temperature range is about 7 deg C to 30 deg C. They need protection from cold winter rain with fibreglass or sheet plastic. Summers in South Alabama provide a great outdoor growing opportunity under a big tree for protection from direct sun. A well-draining potting mixture is required and just enough moisture to prevent dehydration during cold periods. Do not plant too deeply and keep the mixture just damp. Remember to keep the "cups" of the plant filled with water. After they bloom, they will not bloom again. However, they should send up a "pup" along side the old plant. When that pup is 3/4 the size of the old plant, cut the old plant away and discard it. Now you have the next bloom potential plant!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Spent about 3 hours this morning in a meeting of the Chickasaw Planning Board. We had several items to review--- setback of fencing in yards, minimum sq ft of new houses, sign ordinances on billboards, requirement of cement/brick driveways and walkways on new houses. Some committees were set up to further investigate and make recommendations at the next meeting on Sep 15 at 10:00am.
Back at home we are set for possible showers in the late afternoon, which is typical at this time of year here on the Gulf Coast.
Having a little watermelon from Citronelle almost every day!
Here's a picture of an old shipwreck at Fort Morgan.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Mr. Washington at Shore Acres Plant Farm on Bellingrath Road, Theodore, Al, makes "dirt" and bags it for sale. He adds slow release fertilizer beads to enrich the "dirt." Charges $10/bag.
So we headed off down there and brought back 8 bags. I got one and Ed got the rest. He will use it to improve the soil in the raised beds.
Wait 'til you see our collards this fall!