A journal documenting the trials and tribulations of gardening on the rocky coast of Downeast Maine. My attempt at keeping in touch with my many friends and loved ones who live all across the nation.
Monday, July 24, 2006
This photo of my Fuchsia was taken before the last thunderstorm. She looks somewhat bedraggled right now. I purchased it this spring in a 2 inch pot and she is now overflowing a 12 inch pot. This plant is incredibly easy to propogate vegetatively. Just dip a cutting into rooting hormone, slip it into some potting soil and keep moist for a couple of weeks. The hard part is pinching back the growing tips when you can see blossoms beginning. However, serious pinching will produce a beautiful, bushy plant with loads of blooms.
Gardening and knitting fanatic! I love digging in the dirt (what little I have of it!) My zone 5 garden is located on 2 1/2 heavily wooded, rocky acres on the coast of Downeast Maine and is shared by Hubby and our two cats, Spike and Sluggo. When unable to garden, I love to knit, cook, pursue my photograpy, bake and read numerous other blogs.