Archive for May, 2010

An Update on Our Lilac

May 31, 2010 0 Comments
An Update on Our Lilac

Last June I wrote a blog about how Dwayne “pruned” our Miss Kim lilac bush.  You can read about the destruction, er, results in the post “Honey, I Shrunk the Lilac”.  Dwayne insists that I do a follow up, so here I go…. Here is what Miss Kim looks like a year after the attack: It […]

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Starting a New Lilac Bush

May 27, 2010 2 Comments
Starting a New Lilac Bush

Marcia in Cedar Falls wants to take a slip, or cutting, of her dwarf Korean lilac bush.  I haven’t found anything specific to dwarf lilacs, so I will assume… unless told otherwise… that dwarf lilacs will act the same as non-dwarf lilacs. There are different ways to get new plants started from old ones.  The […]

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The Garden Has Some Nice Colors This Year

May 21, 2010 0 Comments
The Garden Has Some Nice Colors This Year

Everything is growing well in the garden, but now it is starting to get a bit more colorful.  Lots of flowers are blooming. I hope you enjoyed the pictures.  I’ll try to make sure I add more as the spring and summer progress. Dig it!

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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Iowa

May 14, 2010 1 Comment
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Iowa

Well.  It’s confirmed.  The Emerald Ash Borer is in Iowa.  It was found in Allamakee county along the Mississippi River two miles south of the Minnesota border on property owned and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  It doesn’t sound like much, but four larvae were found […]

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Holiday Cactus at any Time of Year

May 13, 2010 0 Comments
Holiday Cactus at any Time of Year

Sue (from the Asiatic Lilies post) also asked about her Christmas cactus.  She says “it is hot pink in color, had never bloomed since I gave it to my Mom 3 years ago (was forced at x-mas time). Well it bloomed in Sept and then again it started blooming the end of March and just […]

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Divide and Conquer!

May 6, 2010 0 Comments
Divide and Conquer!

Okay… just divide. Sue sent me an email about when to divide her asiatic lilies and a question about Christmas cactus.  I’ll save the cactus for another post, but I’ll talk about the lilies today.  Right now the lilies are really growing.  The best time to divide the lilies would be early fall.  Daylilies, on the […]

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Amaryllus Photos

May 4, 2010 0 Comments
Amaryllus Photos

Bob and Jody Buschbom sent me the following photos.  They tell me that “the bulb is more than 50 years old.  My mother got it when I was a teenager.  In the photos from 2009 the stem grew to 32″ and had foru 7.5″ blooms.  This year the stem struggled to get to 4″ and […]

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