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Picket Fence Greenhouse/ Gardens
Update Grow Morning Glory Vines- Black Eyed Susan Vine Seedlings Indoors March 2011

Tweet This is a quick update to see how the morning glory and black eyed susan vine seedlings are doing. It is March 2011 and all is well in my basement indoors growing these vines from seed. These vines are easy to grow and can be started indoors earlier to get a head start, they […]


Penta’s Growing in the Greenhouse

Tweet Dark green, lance-shaped, somewhat furry and deeply veined leaves provide a lush backdrop for prolific clusters of never-ending, five-petaled flowers. These may be red, white, lavender, purple, or shades of pink. Some are two-toned. All are extremely attractive to butterflies, and the red and dark pink varieties delight hummingbirds. Depending on the variety, the […]


It’s June 2011, Tour of What is Left in the Greenhouse

Tweet It is June 2011 , this is a greenhouse tour here in Iowa of what is left after a growing season.. I hope you enjoy the tour, I love sharing! I continue moving plants thru the summer into the fall months.. I plan on getting this greenhouse clear out by Aug.. I hope I […]


Growing Flowers Dahlia, Lobelia,Celosia, Coleus, From Seed Indoors

Tweet Growing from seed flowers indoor under lights . One of my fav’s Celosia New Look Red Shades Dahlia


Planting- Transplanting Radishes Indoors From Seed Can It be Done, Let’s Find Out!

Tweet Transplanting radishes was a trial and error project.. You can grow radishes indoors , it actually work pretty well.. I would suggest not planting so many in a pot or flat as I did so they have room to grow or you could thin them out as they grow to allow room.. In this […]


Greenhouse Update – Taking a Walk Outside April-May 2011

Tweet Greenhouse update during the months April-May 2011..Getting ready for mothers day which is my best week and weekend . Lots of flowers and veggies coming on nicely.. Love the time right before things get busy a time to really take in all the beauty With all those months of planning, seeding, transplanting , you […]


Thunbergia Black Eyed Susan Vines Growing in the Greenhouse

Tweet In this video I talk about the thunbergia vine, also known as black eyed susan vine. Even thou Black Eyed Susan vines are just annuals in my area zone, they beat out any perennial vine that we can grow here, and here is why. Blooms all season , loves heat, and is down right […]


Growing From Seed Seedlings Indoor Planting Update

Tweet Just a update in Feb 2011 of all the plants I have grown indoors under lights from seeds. Looks like most are doing well and are continuing to grow . As you grow from seed do some documenting, taking photos or videos of your progress . Very rewarding to view your hard work and […]


Cleaning Out My Water Garden Pond -Spring Cleaning Time

Tweet Every spring I clean out my water garden pond , it usually takes a few hours , but the amount of nutrient rich water and sludge that I get from the pond goes on my perennials and shrubs and is very rewarding stuff. Believe me this is not a fun job but I must […]


How to- Harvesting Herbs Indoors for Cooking Use

Tweet Growing herbs indoors for winter use is pretty rewarding to use in your everyday cooking needs. Harvesting and drying herbs in the winter is really a pretty simple process. I really enjoyed growing herbs this winter I mean what a better way to pass the long cold months indoors. Herbs grow very well indoors  […]


How to Grow- Planting Hard to Please Vinca (Periwinkle) Flowers from Seed

Tweet Growing vinca from seed can be a challenge, until recently I have had some issues growing, now have discovered that using a fungicide drench when planting can increase your success. I also will be using a more porous soil mix and watering them from the bottom instead of top watering to keep down the […]


About and How To Dividing Propagating Baby Tears Houseplant

Tweet Baby Tears Plant- Scientific Name: Soleirolia soleirolii (Helxine soleirolii) Baby Tears plants is a creeping mosslike plant that has dainty leaves along threadlike stems.  Green leaves that spread and mound over the sides of your pot. Loves humidity but must have good air circulation especially if grown in terrariums. Make sure it is a […]


Look What’s Growing In the Greenhouse Plus Maintenance On Plants

Tweet When it comes to keeping plants growing well I like to trim and cut a lot during the first month of growing to promote better bushier plants, plus more blooms.


About Nematanthus Goldfish Plant Propagation Cuttings

Tweet  About Nematanthus Goldfish Plant Propagation Cuttings Nematanthus – Goldfish plant The goldfish plant has to be in the category of one of my favorite plants. I have read there is over 30 species of the Nematanthus. I purchased  around 6 cuttings awhile back not knowing anything about this plant, but I love the uniqueness […]


Seed Starting How to Grow from Seed Wave Petunias- Pansies-Polka Dot Plant

Tweet Seed Starting Planting Wave Petunias- Pansies-Polka Dot Plant. Planting a few more flower seeds indoors. Wave petunias are a popular petunia because of their spreading and long blooming capabilities, everyone seems to want them in the spring months. Pansies are a cool weather plant that usually is offered early spring and fall months because […]


Growing and Transplanting Indoors Kalanchoe Mother of Thousands Succulent Plantlet

Tweet Transplanting Kalanchoe plantlets . Unique succulents that from little plants along the edges of their leaves. They are also called Mother of a Thousands. Once you have this succulent you will have plenty of plantlets to regrow new plants every year.