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Propagating Roses

If there are roses in your garden that you really like you should think about taking cuttings in order to propagate them! [Photo CCBY-SA Eric Kilby]


Creating your own quiet space

I was having a typical Singaporean breakfast with my mother in law at the Kiliney Kopitiam in Boat Quay when I spotted these beauties. Ladies finger, a vegetable we eat in our part of the world. 85 more words


September Garden Guide

Happy start to Spring! The last few days have offered some really warm sunshine to bring the bees to the blossoms and to accelerate growth. This winter was warmer than average, and although it started out unseasonably dry, we’ve now just about caught up on our quota of winter rainfall. 684 more words



Marjoram is such a gorgeous well-behaved herb and especially good for late summer flowers…

And in early Autumn it can be divided up to make more plants by gently easing the rooted base apart into smaller segments. 335 more words

Cut Flower Gardening

Sweet potatoes

I couldn’t find sweet potato slips. Apparently one company provides 80% or so of the slips to this region so the only ones I could find were in six packs and expensive. 124 more words


Slow and Steady Growth

I ran across this picture from 2012 of our porch in Omaha. At the time I was so proud of our little schefflera plant we bought on… 276 more words


Learning Curves

A rose that had performed for decades suddenly stopped flowering two years ago. It appeared to be perfectly healthy with masses of strong new stems and an abundance of healthy leaves but no roses. 545 more words

Cut Flower Gardening