May 1, 2015

Hummers and Woodpeckers...Who Knew??

Look who is sharing the hummingbird feeder! Ever since I put up the feeders this little woodpecker has been drinking the nectar. The hummers don't seem to mind either. They all drink together happily. Even the big ladder back woodpecker drinks occasionally. I've never had this happen in all the years I've fed hummers.


April 24, 2015

My Little Nursery is Open for the Season


Part of my sale yard
I don't talk about my nursery much and I guess I should. I am opening for the 2015 Season Friday April 24 - 25 and every Friday and Saturday (9 AM - 5 PM) after that until the first of July. Click this link for more about Mimi's Greenhouse

Most of the plants I have grown myself from cuttings or divisions, some I buy wholesale and resale to you. I try to find things that are not readily available locally. I specialize in Perennials (ones that come back year after year) herbs and flowers and some shrubs and trees. I have blueberries, garden veggie plants and soon (before the season is over) Gogi Berry plants. Below are a only few of the many plants I have for sale:
Peggy Martin Rose
                   

Basil


Mint
Hydrangea
 


      
Butterfly Bushes
 
Coral Bells

 
Red Butterfly Weed
 
Denver Daisy

April 17, 2015

It's Time To Put Out The Humming Bird Feeders!

I've actually had mine out for a week. I put them out 'cause sometimes there will be a little scout looking for a place to spend the summer. They all come back to my USDA heat zone 6B on April 15 or 16 every year. Don't bother with the pricey Humming Bird mix you can buy - make your own with 1 part white sugar to 3 parts water. No color - they will find it!


April 10, 2015

My Orchid has Re-bloomed!

Full Bloom!

I bought six sad, dried out phalaenopsis orchids. They were bare root and in plastic bags. Being the cock-eyed optimist that I am, I figured I could resuscitate them and make them bloom. Heck, they were only $3 each so I didn't have much to lose.

recycled yard light
Sure enough, they perked up as soon as I potted them and put them outside on my covered porch. I brought them in this winter and they are putting on new growth right now.


The one above I potted in a recycled solar yard light. I hung it in front of my dining room french door and it is as happy as a clam in shallow water! It is the first one to bloom! See the bloom progression below. I think I got my money's worth don't you?



buds









starting to open