I bought a Kalanchoe for my desk at work a month or so ago when I was having a bad day. I'd like to keep it here but I may have some environmental challenges. I sit near a window but get
only about an hour of direct sunlight in the afternoon. I also have the HVAC vent blowing down along the window in my cube. Because of these factors, I moved her (Miss Kalanchoe Prime) to the top of my credenza, directly under flourescent lights. The care tag says she requires a well lit room.
Now that the flowers are fading, I'm wondering if I should do anything. Should I clip off the stems once the flowers are completely gone? Pinch off just the parts that had the flowers? Leave it alone? Also, is the flourescent light too much? I'd really rather have it near the window (like it is in the picture) but I'm afraid the air may harm it. On top of my credenza it may be getting this air as well but maybe not as direct. Or maybe I should just take it home and find something more suitable for the environment here (Requiring low/moderate light and not temperature sensitive)?
All suggestions and comments are appreciated! Hope you all are having a GREAT day!
Workers are here taking down some trees in my yard. I feel a lump in my throat as I watch them come down. :-( Most of these trees are Bradford Pears leaning dangerously but a couple are
hardwood. (of course they need to go to for one reason or another) One triple trunk oak in my front yard. It was the first to go. It is amazing how they take these trees down without harming the vegetation around it. I will add more pics as the day goes on.
I've been whining about how bad my yard looks this year. The lawn looks worse than ever and some of my early spring bulbs did not bloom. Had lots of rabbits and squirrels in the yard ..
wonder if they are the culprits? Anyway, I was talking to a contractor about removing some trees along the side and back of the house and looked around then I took some pictures of my yard. It's not *that* bad. I still have some cool things in there and I think I just need some structure ... pull the bed out to give up the struggling bermuda ... it might be liveable ... Suggestions??
To the left of the house, I have a full sun bed. Currently, I have a seemingly healthy rhododendron, various azaleas, a couple of forsythia and a semi-ring of fire power nandina. Daffodil, Gerbera Daisies, Gladiolus and stella doro come up in this bed. My crocus and a couple of other spring flowers I'm used to seeing did not appear this spring. I also have a couple of hot pokers that have barely appeared over the last couple of years (only put up the leaves) and a bunch of small irises near the steps. Everything else is shaded with the exception of the bed around the mailbox. I've loaded that up with all kinds of goodies as well.
*Sigh ... hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an amateur gardener ... lol. Help?
I've never been (or heard of it) but I am thinking of going. I desperately need some help in my yard so I'm hoping to find some inspiration and maybe some landscape designers in my area. Anyone else going or been before? http://www.sehort.org/
Nature has not been kind to this azalea. It resides under an oak tree and gets very little light. There is a hydrangea next to it and I thought both had finally gone the way of the
dinosaur. Imagine my surprise when I pulled into the driveway and noticed this little guy smiling from the ground! In the words of Dr. Ian Malcolm on "Jurassic Park", "Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh... well, there it is. ... Life uh ... finds a way." I even saw a hydrangea leaf beside it!
This has apparently been going around the internet and fascinating people. With all the talk about bugs that I've read on hometalk lately, I thought I'd share this with you guys and see what you think. It is real and it is a Venezuelan Poodle Moth. See more details at: http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/2...
Yesterday, some contractors dropped a huge, dead, pinetree from my (vacant) neighbor's yard, across the street, into my yard. It knocked off a big branch of one of my Japenese Maples and
crushed a couple of hostas and small azalea bushes. Not to mention, it smashed the cable box messing up my internet, phone and TV connections. Of course Comcast can't come out until Friday.
They apologized and cleaned up the best they could. I know they didn't mean to drop it on my yard .. .they meant to drop it in the street. I've never seen someone take down a tree by tieing a rope to a tractor and pulling (of course they cut a slice out first).
Anyway, I don't think it's enough damage to make alot of noise about but I feel ... violated. Like a bully came along and stomped on my science project. It still works, just not as great as it was ... money won't bring it back or make me feel better ... and it will probably recover ... but I'm still pouting about it.
(I hope this isn't a duplicate. My initial post froze or something) Anyway, I've got mosquitoes galore in my tree-filled yard. They are eating very well off me, my kids and dogs! I've
been doing some reading on mosquito control and am seriously looking at a bat house. My question is ... if I haven't really seen many bats around, if I build a bat house, how do I attract the bats to it?