So I think planting in the pot might be a workable option. After they flower, I can easily move them to other places, and as you mentioned, where get drier spells during the summer months. Then they can die back there, in autumn I will cover them with compost, and see if they will come back easily next spring.tulips do the best in a place that will get drier spells during the summer months. so when you plant the various kinds of varieties some of those will do ok in a wetter location and others will not. when i put in the tulip gardens here i raised them up and improved the drainage and added more sandy soil. some are still growing 10 years later.
I guess I am 50/50 Also, I am still on the way to figure out what are suitable plants for different areas in the garden. However, I don't want to plant them all over again every year, too tiresome.there are also tulip diseases which can wipe out plantings and i've lost quite a few of them to that, but in the middle of the disease there are some that persist so i'm selecting for those that are hardy enough to beat the disease along with the rest of our less than optimal conditions.
i know a lot of people who plant them treat them as annuals and remove them each season and replant, but i don't have that kind of budget or desire to be that persnickety. if they live and grow i'm happy to see them return each year.
You are amazing! So organized and everything is so pretty .Not much about gardening these two days. It keeps raining, so I stay indoors most of the time. As we have moved into this house for 3 years, it's ideal timing to think about how to optimize some layouts. For example, I removed one divider from the original kitchen furniture, added these IKEA Kallax accessories - for all my trays and forms.
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Then I added legs for the removed divider and assembled it with the Kallax cabinet. It became home for the shopping bags, aprons, and tablecloths.
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Deadheading flowers in the greenhouse and window sills.
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I spend quite some time in the laundry room, so making it another lovely corner where I can work in a good mood is worthy.
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It's also one of my coffee corners. I am not in a hurry and want to work at my tempo.
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Leafy greens planted in late July and early August are growing well. August is very ideal timing for planting spinach here.
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Chores, like cleaning the washing machine and sewing, are all tiny but meaningful elements that made my everyday story.
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Looks so delicious! What a lovely posting!A long time ago, when I started writing a blog, I used Phaedra, the Kaleidoscope. Till today my life is still quite like a Kaleidoscope. My ex-boss, who became a good friend of mine, sent me today a marketing research report I made about ten years ago, and it recalled so many memories in the blink of an eye.
Sometimes I thought about who I used to be in the past. I might not make the same decisions with the experiences gained through these years. Well, it might be the advantages of becoming mature.
Kimchi is ready to eat, so I made myself a lovely Kimchi Wonton Soup this morning. The temperature drops a lot here, and the soup season arrived.
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I also made them into another shape for pan-frying next time.
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Chinese cabbage is another vegetable that is suitable to propagate with the bottom part. Like onion and shallots, removing 3-4 layers can effectively avoid unnecessary soaking in the water. Only the roots need water, and the rest of it doesn't.
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It's never expensive to get a new one from any supermarket, but I love my tabletop mini oasis. Whether they are initially tops, bottoms, or cuttings of vegetables, their continuous growth is the best reminder of how wonderful life can be.
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Shallot bottoms that stayed in the wet kitchen paper for two days. It's more tricky for them to sit in the water directly. Some of them already have new roots.
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I love the companion of flowers and that small oasis in my kitchen island.
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The two vertical planters in the shady chicken run did very well. They are not only providing extra food and fun for the chickens but also being lovely presentations. I plan to make another four planters like this by the end of October.
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This one even has a sunflower! For the new planters I will make, I will transplant Echinacea (coneflower), which I sowed from seeds this spring, and Zepherine Drouhin rose, which accommodates shade well.
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The weekend is coming, and I wish you all an enjoyable one.