Opt-in global Mastodon full text search. Join the index!
2024-04-21 17:20:28

The northern spy 🍎 is trying but is falling to leaf. It appears infested by spider mites 😢. I just manually wiped safer soap onto the branches and carefully onto the buds to also try to loosen the webbing. It might not be saveable. But we'll try!!
#gardening #pests

A small bud of leaves is curled  at the top of a branch.
Two more buds. You can just see a strong of webbing
Some of the more advanced leaves but they are all curled.
2024-05-19 12:11:18

#SilentSunday #gardening #bloomScrolling

Close-up shot of a white blossom of rosa canina (Dog's Rose) in the garden, half open with curled up petals and the yellow stamen inside just visible. The petals have the tiniest shimmer of pink at the top. Two more closed green buds in the bottom right corner, the background is a faded green of leaves
2024-04-17 15:21:14

2024-05-15 23:09:11

What an uplifting story—it made my day! #MicroFarming #Gardening #NoMoreLawns
2024-04-16 22:37:34

My wife and I love this time of year. Every day we discover that favourite plants have survived the winter and are returning to put on a show. Photos include:
- 2 large forsythia bushes combining for a massive yellow display.
- a mass planting of daylilies has started to sprout.
- a few daffodils flowered today, in several places around the yard.
- a small group of tiny hyacinth make up for size with an intense blue colour.
Tulips are about a week away.
#Gardening #Bloomscrolling #Zone5a
2024-05-16 15:49:59

What I call "blurbs" (blueberries) and red currants are on their way! My first season for currants, even though I got that plant last year.
#garden #gardening #berries

Blueberries forming on the bush
Red currants forming on the bush
2024-05-14 16:00:01

"Tories poised to ‘break another environmental promise’ as hopes of peat ban fade"
#UK #UnitedKingdom #Gardening
2024-04-14 12:16:37

Garden is really greening up, with lots of colour. It’s a bit neglected, due to my burnout and overwhelm, but that benefits the wildlife at least. I’ve seen bees, butterflies and birds so far. Bird song is loud!
#BloomScrolling #Gardening

My garden, looking towards the house. Large raised bed, front centre,  lots of green foliage and pops of colour from tulips. Bird feeders hanging from metal arches. Sky is currently about 50/50 blue and clouds.
2024-06-16 18:30:12

After a tough start the Northern Spy apple 🍏 is doing well! And the blushing delight columnar is thriving! #gardening #apple

A young apple tree with lots of light green leaves and branches reaching up. The sky behind is grey with clouds.
A close up of the leaves
The blushing delight is a small but vigourous tree with deeper green leaves. It is in the corner near the blue siding of a house.
2024-05-20 20:49:06

Isn't it amazing? You just put all your food waste into a pile, leave it for a couple of years and you end up with something rich and friable, ready to help you grow more. I can't see a trace of coffee grounds, tea leaves, banana skins kale stalks or cauliflower stems in this.
I never get over this miracle.
I just transplanted little broccoli plants into this rich mixture.
#compost #NoWaste #GrowYourOwn #gardening #vegetables #EllieKPosts
2024-06-13 01:23:03

What is this monstrosity?

A thick hedge of inordinately spiky plants. 
The leaves are spiky. Everything is spiky. ~2 m.
Close-up of a spiky leaf. The leaf looks like seven miles of bad road.
2024-06-08 11:39:26

Milk-crate garden: strawberries, spiderwort, echinacea.
#bloomscrolling #gardening

Three black milk crates filled with plants along a green chain link fence. We see a concrete walkway and building foundations in the background. The spiderwort and and strawberries are in bloom with blue and white flowers respectively.
2024-04-15 17:00:16

Almost there. Just a few more days until peak forsythia time...
#Gardening #BloomScrolling #Zone5a
2024-04-12 05:09:37

Time for another Future Urban Farmer! Get Ready for a Sustainable Agricultural Journey: Repurposing Wooden Palettes for Raised Beds! #futureurbanfarmer #garden #gardening
2024-04-09 00:13:13

My pasque flower took a year to get established but now she’s really here. What a delightful plant. The blooms are gorgeous and the plants are literally pettable… every bit as soft as they look.
I took this during the eclipse, which is when I first noticed it was blooming, so this will also be my Eclipse Photo.

A purple pasque flower photographed from above. It has a cluster of seven or eight blooms, only a few of which have begun to open, showing their yellow centers. Its leaves are fine and feathery and covered with soft-looking hairs.
2024-05-07 03:40:33

My lemon tree may only be small but mighty #gardening

Lemons on a lemon tree
2024-04-02 15:25:24

All but one of my Rosemary seedlings appear to be Common Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album). Suspect tainted soil, and that they choked out most of the seeds I was trying to start.
2024-03-24 08:41:02

I have installed the last of the Lilly pillies. Mercifully it is done. I don’t enjoy #gardening.

Baby Lilly Pilly plants
2024-03-27 17:36:56

Frühchenstation im Klinikum St. Rittersporn am #klexenhaus. Den Zöglingen geht es prächtig.
#gardening #bloomscrolling
2024-06-13 01:03:44

~$600 quote for landscaping. I’ve better get cracking!

Teal Ace Hardware utility gloves. The socks aren’t teal, they just look that way. Swiss Army Watch. 6:53:06. Dramatic Venetian blinds shadows.
2024-05-12 15:27:29

This azalea has gone bonkers. So thick with blossoms you can't see any leaves!
#bloomscrolling #pond #Gardening

A bright pink azalea blooms ferociously beside a small fence. There is a small pond behind.
2024-05-26 15:54:23

We have four varieties of clematis growing in the garden this year! Which is your favorite?
Clockwise from top left: Killian Donahue, Venosa Violacea, Sarah Elizabeth(?), Samaritan Jo.
#Gardening #gardnerverse

Photo of the flowers of four different varieties of clematis.
2024-05-03 01:23:29

good news, the lupine seeds i haphazardly yeeted all over my yard last year have, through some sort of magical process, turned into actual plants
2024-06-14 17:46:38

This garden staircase, made up of old concrete parking curbs with pea stone in between, is getting swallowed by our shade garden. The hostas on the right should be in bloom in a few weeks while the false spirea on the left will have sprays of white flowers in August.
#BloomScrolling #Gardening #Zone5a
2024-05-07 11:00:02

"No Mow May: councils urge Britons to put away lawnmowers"
#UK #UnitedKingdom #Gardening
2024-06-04 21:37:37

Soon there will be jelly! #gardening

Large green leaves surrounding a few green and one ripening black currant.
2024-04-09 00:13:13

My pasque flower took a year to get established but now she’s really here. What a delightful plant. The blooms are gorgeous and the plants are literally pettable… every bit as soft as they look.
I took this during the eclipse, which is when I first noticed it was blooming, so this will also be my Eclipse Photo.
2024-06-08 14:01:24

I got nearly 100% germination of these various flower seeds using coconut coir instead of soil. The process might be a winner.

Dozens of lower seedlings growing in a tray
2024-04-09 00:27:49

Monthly vegetable garden shot. Still a crop of cucumbers, capsicums should be ready to pick in a couple of weeks and cauliflowers still very new. Raised bed is now dominated by the self seeded nasturtiums which I mostly grow for pest control. #gardening #vegegarden

Garden bed half filled with nasturtiums
2024-06-11 18:48:16

When you work from home, coffee break becomes, get-river-rock-from-the-concrete-place-down-the-road break. 😂🙌🤘🗿
15 minutes to load up $20 worth of medium sized river rock. At least some things are still affordable. 💰
Needed some for the pond and filter and will use for edging other things around the yard.

A silver trailer has its bed mostly covered in granite rocks of various sizes.
2024-05-04 14:08:28

The box pillar has become infested with box caterpillars defoliating it like mad. We've pulled off all the ones we could find, they were beginning to spin cocoons, and asking with some leaves I've put them on the bird feeder in full sun.
Hopefully the small birds will do their thing.
2024-05-11 16:13:16

Nordri, our garden gnome, has returned from his winter refuge. He looks like he put on a few extra pounds...
#Gardening #Gnome
2024-03-27 17:36:56

Frühchenstation im Klinikum St. Rittersporn am #klexenhaus. Den Zöglingen geht es prächtig.
#gardening #bloomscrolling
2024-05-05 17:00:04

"B&Q introduces in-store collection points to recycle plastic pots"
#UK #UnitedKingdom #Gardening
2024-05-07 16:58:00

Free 1000L water tank? YES PLEASE!
Pickup? No problem!
#gardening #PortAlberni #Drought

A large water tank sits inside a trailer. It is semi transparent white plastic with a metal grate around it. There is a large spigot on the bottom and an intake on the top. The trailer has its back gate down. It has low alumnimum sides and deck. It is parked behind the blue Kona EV in the driveway.
The tank has been moved onto a small garden cart immediately behind the trailer. It is quite a bit wider than the cart. It’s tipped slightly to the right.
The cart with the tank on top is sitting in the middle of a large grassy backyard between the garden boxes and chicken coop on the left and the shed and small car under tarp on the right.
2024-05-22 16:52:33

A full length photo of our garden in the backyard that myself and the neighbor are growing and taking care of.
We have: Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, hot peppers, bell peppers, onions, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, watermelon and cantaloupe.

A photo of the garden we have growing in our backyard.

We have: Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, hot peppers, bell peppers, onions, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, watermelon and cantaloupe.
2024-04-05 00:38:52

I'm excited! First bud on my passionfruit vine. I don't know how they will go this far south and have no idea when they will fruit but this is a good sign. Fortunately there are plenty of pollinators so I won't need to hand pollinate which I did when I grew one on my balcony in Brisbane #gardening

A bud on a passionfruit vine
2024-05-22 21:23:45

I have planted potatoes. Two in a raised bed, and ~12 in a chicken wire tower. Hopefully they survive and proliferate. #gardening
2024-04-19 10:58:21

Good Morning #Canada
Pick up some extra breath mints, it's National Garlic Day. Canada’s garlic industry has taken a beating over the past few decades as China flooded our market with cheap, low quality produce. I suggest you should buy local and taste the difference. We grow our own in our veggie garden out back, producing enough for almost an entire year for us and our two daughters. And no vampires bother us...
#CanadaIsAwesome #Garlic #Gardening
2024-04-25 04:00:06

Up-potted some pink, purple, and violet salvias and vegetables on this fine Wednesday evening. Yes I planted too many, and now I plan to give several away to neighbors. The cost of plants at gardening stores and big boxes is way too damn high, and I love making these little plants for people.
#gardening #salvia

Seedlings of salvia plants and vegetable plants in trays on the ground
2024-06-04 19:00:00

"‘A sign of hope’: why weeds are finally being embraced by gardeners"
#Plants #Gardening #Weeds
2024-05-27 00:08:03

It's still a bit early, but the haskap are on their way. #gardening

A white hand holding a haskap berry with the bush in the background.
2024-05-04 20:41:46

omg SALAMANDER FAMILY 🦎 🦎 🦎 in our yard/pond!!!
We found three salamanders in the bottom of a waterlogged garden pot under our rhododendron not far from the pond. So we transferred them into the pond stream under the little wood bridge in the moss and rocks. ❤️ 🦎
#gardening #pondlife

A small black salamander hides under a granite rock beside the stream amongst dirt, weeds, moss and beside a piece of wood.
A tiny baby salamander is a light brown colour, wriggling on the bottom of a black plastic pot
A black Salamander looks up from in between some weeds abd moss beaidw a rock.
2024-06-02 17:00:09

"As No Mow May ends, here’s why we should keep patches of lawn permanently wild"
#Gardens #Gardening #Environment
2024-04-28 08:32:35

Dug out of the last of the agapanthus today. Now waiting for the shoots to appear in spring. It may be an ongoing task. #gardening
2024-05-02 15:00:01

"‘Get rid of your green waste bin and let leaves rot into the soil,’ says garden expert"
#Gardens #Gardening #Environment
2024-05-12 15:18:12

This path has been a hard packed clay mess alongside our house forever. This week I got $29 worth of sand, about $5 (of a $40 load) worth of lawn soil and $150 worth of slate stones and a path is born. We have a whole bunch of clover seed we will seed it with. I also need to get a load of round stones for the edge. Drainage is an issue here, which is why I built it up so much with sand.

A path beside a blue house between the house and a green bush. It is flat sand about 2ft wide
The same shot, now with flat stones set in the sand.
A final shot, the stones are now surrounded but dark soil.
2024-05-16 00:24:27

Bumble-butt strikes again
#garden #bees #gardening #bloomscrolling

Bumblebee in a snapdragon flower
Bumblebee on some chive flowers
2024-03-28 20:14:38

The Northern Spy apple tree is coming to life! Greenery by the end of the weekend perhaps?
#tree #Gardening #PortAlberni

A red bud emerges from the tip of a brown vertical branch. Only the branch is in focus, in the blurred background is a grassy frontward, a grey set of cement stairs and an orange life ring.
2024-04-24 06:06:46

#Gardening and #Pond news!
Good News: I am hopeful my handcloth-applied safer soap has had a fairly immediate impact for the Northern Spy Apple Tree. Its buds have opened noticeably and there is even a blossom emerging from one. There seems to be less webbing. I did another applicati…
2024-05-16 00:24:27

Bumble-butt strikes again
#garden #bees #gardening #bloomscrolling

Bumblebee in a snapdragon flower
Bumblebee on some chive flowers
2024-03-23 12:10:50

Last week my wife and I were walking down our driveway and checking out all the tulips that had sprouted early. Today they're buried under 12cm of snow. Hopefully they will all be OK.
#Gardening #Caledon #Zone5a

A picture of our 70 meter long driveway that is now covered in 12cm of pristine snow.  It's pretty but I wish it would go away.
2024-05-15 01:40:18

Up-potted some tomatoes.
Stretch out, my pretties, mwuhahaha!
#garden #tomatoes #gardening #gardens

Tomato seedlings in large pots on a table outside
2024-05-25 23:49:52

Now that the 1000L water tank is operational the old water barrels get a reconfiguration. Tall green one is for the front yard including topping up the pond.
I cut the top off one of the small ones to use it as a bog filter (Check out OzPonds on YT) for the pond. The other one will go somewhere in the back yard.

two green flat backed water barrels. One has had its top cut out revealing the empty depths inside. The other one behind it has a angled piece of white downspout lying on top of it.
A tall water barrel stands at the corner of a blue house. A white semi accordion downspout attachment reaches down from above to the top of the barrel. There is a tall pink rhododendron peaking out from around the corner.
2024-05-15 01:40:18

Up-potted some tomatoes.
Stretch out, my pretties, mwuhahaha!
#garden #tomatoes #gardening #gardens

Tomato seedlings in large pots on a table outside
2024-03-24 20:11:35

The columnar Apple tree 🍎 beside the house is just coming to life. The Northern Spy, a few feet away, but more exposed to the elements, is still asleep. Should awaken in a week or two.
#PortAlberni #gardening

A branch of an apple tree has tiny leaves emerging from the stem. In the background is the corner of the house blurred with purple siding and cement
2024-06-14 18:18:11

One of our largest hostas at the base of a different garden staircase. Harley, all 40 pounds of her, is posed for size comparison. This blue giant is approximately 2 metres across.
#BloomScrolling #Gardening #Zone5a #DogsOfMastadon
2024-05-09 15:00:01

"UK public invited to dance for worms to help assess soil health"
#UK #UnitedKingdom #Worms #Gardening
2024-06-12 19:36:21

This is likely our last summer in our current house, as my wife and I are planning to downsize. So #BloomScrolling posts will be bitter sweet as they form a historical record versus what we look forward to every year. We are building a gallery, for ourselves as well as for use by our real estate agent. The showy stuff is just beginning with more to come. Descriptions are in the ALT text.
#Gardening #Caledon #Zone5a
2024-04-28 21:04:43

Moved hydroponic shelves out of hot garage and into basement for summer. Lettuce kept bolting out there. I planted a new batch of lettuce. 12 red romaine starts and 6 net cups with a couple seeds each of "marvel of four seasons". These varieties have served us well for years, and the red romaine are from seeds I harvested.
I'll succession sow another tub if seeds in around 2 weeks to keep them going at different ages.

Ikea tubs full of hydroponic lettuce
Red romaine lettuce seedlings in net cups
Marvel of four seasons seeds on wicking cotton balls, in an IKEA tub
2024-05-24 23:28:27

The big rhodo is the last to bloom. There are lots of bees buzzing in it but it's a little blustery so they are not stcking around much for a photo :)
#bloomscrolling #portalberni

A close-up picture of a bright pink rhododendron. There is a greyish sky on the top of the picture.
2024-05-11 22:10:03

My wife brought in a few #Tulips from our garden to decorate our dining room table. We have several groups around the yard with different colours and shapes. A lot were here when we moved in, 15 years ago, and we only added a handful.
#TulipSeason #BloomScrolling #Gardening #Zone5a
2024-05-30 19:00:01

"B&Q to sell 100% peat-free plants by 2026"
#UK #UnitedKingdom #Gardening #B&Q
2024-05-07 21:09:56

I appreciate the way tulips close up for the night to shut out the outside world for a good night's sleep. Then they open up to the morning sunshine to embrace the day.... even without coffee...
#Gardening #BloomScrolling #Zone5a #Tulips #CoffeeFirst
2024-04-06 12:15:53

Good Morning #Canada
And Happy Fresh Tomato Day. An appropriate day to share a likely little known fact that Canada is the main producer of greenhouse tomatoes in North America. Annually, more than 250 000 tons of tomatoes are produced in greenhouses, with a value of around $500 million, mostly from Ontario. This old article calls Canada a greenhouse superpower, an advantage that has slipped slightly but still true today.
#CanadaIsAwesome #Tomatoes #Gardening
2024-05-04 14:11:22

It's Graduation Day.... they grow up so fast...
#Geraniums have been moved outside to get them acclimated to Mother Nature. Real sunshine (gradually increasing the exposure each day) and cooler temperatures. My wife and I will carry the folding table inside each evening, until our nights get a bit warmer.
#Gardening #BloomScrolling #Zone5a
2024-04-01 14:35:16

Time for an update on our #geraniums. They grow up so fast....
A little disappointed in the yield as we are down to 75 healthy plants (100 seeds). After 10 years of 90% plus yields, I stupidly decided to change seed companies. I think I saved $1.50 on the purchase :-(
But this is why I'm so smart because I learn from my many, many mistakes.
#Gardening #Zone5a #BloomScrolling (soon)
2024-05-22 23:47:15

First pond lilly flower is about to pop!! pre #bloomscrolling #pond #gardening #portalberni

A small pond lily plant with purple leaves floating on the surface some with a little green in them. Has a blossom just under the surface about half outside in the air. There are flat granite stones on the edge of the pond. The water is a Marky, green yellow colour
2024-04-04 12:18:11

Good Morning #Canada
#Caledon residents woke up to a winter wonderland this morning (I'll post pictures later), so it's appropriate that we stay focused on Spring and the promise of gardens and flowers. Here's a list of botanical gardens across Canada.
I'm disappointed that the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton is not listed. It's Canada’s largest, with over 2,400 acres of gardens and nature sanctuary.
#SpringIsComing #Gardening #BloomScrolling
2024-04-02 11:57:39

Good Morning #Canada
Happy National Love Your Produce Manager Day! I read it on the internet so it must be true. Please display an appropriate level of affection in public spaces.
What if your local produce manager is not your favourite person? Why not grow your own vegetables and then you can ignore them. Here's some handy tips for beginner gardeners.
##CanadaIsAwesome #FruitAndVegetables #Gardening