Sunday, May 17, 2015


For those of you in the northern climes of the Northern Hemisphere, this is the time of year your gardens start to grow.  Mine is a year-round affair, except my garden consists of a few potted plants and some orchids.

But still, it’s something.  My potted plants consist to two philodendron, and one of them — the one on the top level of the shelf in the photo below — was a present from my sister for my thirtieth birthday.  Do the math; it’s over thirty-two years old and still going strong.  It arrived when I was living in Boulder and has been with me ever since.

003The one on the lower level was acquired about twelve years ago by Bob to decorate our office and filter the air.  When he retired I brought it home and it has been doing fine ever since, even adopting a spider plant that now shares the dish.

The orchids are doing well, too, and the chili pepper vanda that I got last September for my birthday is in the process of putting out its third set of blooms.

005What kind of gardener are you?  Active?  Passive?  Green thumb?

I am a passive gardener.  I like to let things grow at their own pace and make their way in the world.

3 barks and woofs on “Gardening

  1. Active and passive. The fruits and veggies need assistance but the flowers, trees, and shrubs can grow on their own. It’s been too chilly and wet to plant the veggies and I’m getting very frustrated. MN has a short growing season so the sooner seeds can be planted, the better the crop yield.

  2. How’s the spider orchid doing? I could kill for those beauties.

    As with the rest of my mid-west neighbors it’s dig dig dig fertilize water weed and scrape the detritus away from the rock-hard clay and pebbles that passes for soil here. But my little patch consists now of herbs including among others lavender, dill, sage, rosemary, basil, three varieties of thyme, oregano, tarragon and marjoram. We also found an adorable little container blueberry bush that’s going to give us fruit for breakfast before long. Nothing as lush as yours, but tasty nevertheless.

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