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12-17-09 update on my paperwhite experiment!


This was amazing! Both of my experimental “paperwhites” have put on some amazing growth in the last few days! Below is the “lavasand grown” bulb tonight:

This little guy is now up to 20 inches, from 17 inches in my last photo blog. Wow!
Below is the paperwhite that is growing in “Rabbit Hill Farms” organic potting soil:

The little organic one has almost caught up, coming in at 19 1/2 inches.
Although it is slightly shorter, get a load of the “baby” that it has produced:

The second bloom on the organic soil plant has grown quite a lot from my last post and the overall health of the plant is outstanding!

I have never grown “paperwhites” before and I am impressed with the beauty of the flowers and the leaves. I have always loved flowering plants that produce flowers in clusters and have long slender leaves. These will be a great addition to next year’s spring garden! I want to plant the bulbs in clusters of 10 or more into my best organically prepared flower bed and see what happens!

OH! On another subject:
I have been growing a “Variegated English Ivy” indoors in a pot of organic potting soil that used to be one of my wife’s old plants that we brought from the old rent-house and it has tripled in size in the last year! Last year, I up-potted it into a slightly larger pot of fabulous organic potting soil using the “bare rooting method”, and it has grown like crazy! The below plant was only a 4 incher last year and did not even reach the edge of the pot. Now this little critter wants to take over the end of our bar! Gotta love it:

Plants are such a cool life-form to experiment with!
:-) N2O

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Will you plant the Ivy outside now N2 ?
I bought one a couple of weeks ago, a variegated one and it's growing up a fence.

18 Dec, 2009


No Louise1, That Ivy is my indoor one, but I have a much larger one growing outdoors in a hanging basket. The outdoor one has been doing quite well despite the two hard freezes that we have had this winter. ;-)

19 Dec, 2009


Don't you have any Ivy in the ground N2 ?

19 Dec, 2009


Not yet Louise1, but next growing I will be adding some variegated english ivy and sweet potato vine to my main flowerbed to give it extra texture.
I love Ivy's and plan on doing a lot of work with various species next summer. ;-)

20 Dec, 2009

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