Reply
Conversationalist

Gardening Tips 🌱 Quotes 🌸 Signs❗️

Do you have a gardening tip to share? Do you have a gardening question? Do you know a garden related quote? How about a garden sign?
This is the place to share!

Tip: “Plant what you love, not what you think you should grow. You are much more likely to have success tending to a crop that you actually like.” 🌱

”To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn 🌸

Garden Sign: Free Weeds Pull Your Own

0
Kudos
2101
Views
0
Replies
23,025 Views
145
Report
Conversationalist

409C6E82-9FC9-4E66-8C01-54F7CFFD8ED6.jpeg

This chart shows how often to water some common houseplants.  🌱

Recognized Social Butterfly

Typically, the reason that over watering occurs is that the roots lack oxygen and the growth of anaerobic bacteria.  All of the above plants, except succulents and epiphytic orchids, can be grown hydroponically in an aerated water solution.   If potted, the time between watering depends on the plant, size of the plant relative to the pot, humidity, amount of light and planting media.  If the planting media is sufficiently coarse such that water cannot fill most of the air pockets, it is almost impossible to over water.

0 Kudos
3,514 Views
0
Report
Super Contributor

"Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds."  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Conversationalist

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I would walk in my garden forever.”  Tennyson. 🌸

Conversationalist

Tip: Planting certain vegetables and herbs next to each other helps them grow. 
“cabbage & marigolds, cucumbers & radishes, cucumbers & sunflowers (shade), onions & carrots, herbs & just about anything (I.e. peppermint scares away mice, mosquitoes & ants), lettuce in between rows of carrots & onions (helps to suppress weeds by creating shade) and corn, beans & squash (the 3 sisters)” Sutter  🌱

Super Contributor

These are great hints. I think I need to revamp my garden blueprint. I didn't know that about peppermint. I like to plan it out all on graph paper 🙂 Thanks!

Regular Contributor

I also have gardening videos ...check the project page on my website for some of the current and past projects...

 

Regular Contributor

here is an article https://aladaymobilemedia.com/companion-planting-pt1/ 

from my website...I also have PDF's available...

Regular Contributor

That is interesting. Wonder iof there are any unintended side affects...even though it is an organic compouind I can't help but wonder about the 'chemical' aspect of things... I'll have to ask my contact at US Rioght to KNow and I'll post what I find...

0 Kudos
3,945 Views
0
Report
Conversationalist

@aruzinsky Have you tried this?

0 Kudos
3,847 Views
1
Report
Recognized Social Butterfly


@LindaB671 wrote:

@aruzinsky Have you tried this?


If you clicked on the link, you would know.

0 Kudos
3,832 Views
0
Report
Conversationalist

Signs for succulents:

Aloe there
Can’t touch this(cactus)

0 Kudos
4,103 Views
1
Report
Regular Contributor

IMG_20160425_125641.jpgIMG_20160425_125650.jpgPlanters 012.JPG

Planter ideas from Aladay Organic Farms...now Aladay Mobile Media....

Regular Contributor

7_2_13_PHONE 007.jpgAround the farm...Easter 003.jpgfrom the yard5-21 016 - Copy (Copy).jpgthe yard_5_13 003 [640x480].jpgthe yard_5_13 037 [640x480].jpgMothers_day_sunrise 066-EFFECTS.jpg

These are just a few of the Iris's that were in the Ros garden at Aladay Organic farms. A past project . I designed this farm in Silver Springs Nevada. The farm was chosen Best Organic farm the 7 years I lived and worked it from 2009-2016. For more information on agriculture type projects I have done visit my website  

Conversationalist

@AaronA108617  The colors of these are so vibrant! Very nice!

Regular Contributor

Thank you

0
Kudos
6489
Views
0 Kudos
4,008 Views
0
Report
Conversationalist

Today is National Orchid Day named for an infant who sadly passed away in 2014. Her name was Orchid Faith.

Conversationalist

@AARPRachelA  The DC blooms are beautiful! Here in NY we are a bit behind you. The tree almost looks like it is full of cherry blossoms, but I can’t be sure. The other one looks like a type of ground cover.

Conversationalist

“Remember your roots.” 🌸

0 Kudos
3,886 Views
0
Report
Community Manager
Community Manager

Happy Friday and belated National Gardening Day! The blooms are out in DC - here are some I have come across while walking around. I have no idea what a couple of these flowers/trees are called. I know the tulips and daffodils. Does anyone know what the other two are?

 

cute yellow flowers.jpg

 

fluffy pink blossoms.jpg

 

daffodils.jpg

 

red tulips.jpg

 

Community Manager
Community Manager

This was on my tea tag and I thought of you all when I read it.

Plant kindness and gather love. -Proverb

💜🌻

Conversationalist

@AARPRachelA  Love it! Thank you for sharing!

Conversationalist

Happy NATIONAL GARDENING DAY!

🌱🌸🌱🌸🌱🌸🌱🌸🌱

Whether you grow vegetables, fruit, flowers or houseplants National Gardening Day celebrates a satisfying pastime that you will enjoy for decades!

BCBC846A-90B3-41F3-83B0-384E79D43443.jpeg

 

Super Contributor

🌸  Beautiful orchids!  Orchids were my father's favorite flower. He used an orchid to propose to my mother. He presented her one after a lovely dinner and told her to look inside where he had stashed the ring! 💍  He used to grow them in his green house throughout his life. I never acquired his expertise. Question: How do you get your orchids to rebloom? I need tips and tricks. I have tried to store them in their dormant season but have never been able to get them back. 🍃

Conversationalist

@TheSuzyQ I love how your grandfather proposed to your grandmother by placing her ring in an orchid! I can see why you love them. I don’t have any real hidden secrets with mine. I have it in a window facing the east (they say east or south is best) and I am careful not to over water it (once a week or less is best) as the roots can become soggy. After it is done blooming I cut back that stem. They say you can transplant to a larger pot and cut back wilted roots as well. I have not transplanted mine for fear of disturbing it. Some people move theirs to a cooler area (55-65 degrees) in indirect light until a new flower spike grows. I have not found the need to do this. Some varieties are recommended for outside but almost all do not do well in soil, instead use orchid potting mix containing wood chips or bark. I have read that the easiest to grow is the Phalaenopsis. 🌱

EF7D0255-1254-4009-8393-C898B43A91B6.jpeg

 

Super Contributor

🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵

“Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful!'

and sitting in the shade.” ― Rudyard Kipling

 

I guess I need to get out there and get going! 😀

🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵

 

Conversationalist

“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.” Walker. 🌸

Conversationalist

Garden SIGN: Free Weeds Pull Your Own Do you have a Gardening Tip, Quote or SIGN to share?

Conversationalist

“April showers bring May flowers.” 🌸

Conversationalist

“On man, on nature, and on human life, musing in solitude, I oft perceive fair trains of images before me rise, accompanied by feelings of delight, pure or with no unpleasing sadness mixed.” William Wordsworth. 🌸

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Announcements

AARP Virtual Community Center 

Offering a wide variety of FREE interactive, online events and classes designed for learning, self-improvement, and fun. Learn More

Members Can Get Financial Help

Get help with student loan repayment & forgiveness. Join AARP today for just $12 per year with Automatic Renewal.

AARP Membership

AARP Rewards

Activate AARP Rewards to earn points for games, quizzes and videos. Redeem for deals and discounts. Get started with AARP Rewards now!

AARP Rewards Badge

Music and Brain Health

From soft jazz to hard rock - discover music's mental, social and physical benefits. Learn more.

Music and Brain Health