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Another garden meeting? Yup, this Friday the 30th. Other thoughts as well.

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011, at 8:48 AM

AFter this one, we only have three more before we take our winter break until the 27th of January!

Better get your green thumbs in gear to put your garden to bed for the year (unless you are going to try some winter gardening).

You also need to think about taking steps to have you garden ready for next year. A lot goes on underground during the winter and even though we can not see it, there are things we can do that will improve our garden for the next season.


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Here's a thought. What about changing our garden club into a craft club that emphasizes garden themes during the winter?

We could have projects of making hypertufa pots, concrete stepping stones or as one of our members was doing, making concrete garden and pet cemetery markers.

Maybe some terrarium and indoor plants, plant stands, growing lights, salt water and fresh water aquariums, ....

Any thoughts?

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Sep 26, 2011, at 8:49 AM

As I mentioned before, Debbi's mother is always sprouting things. She has two or three avaocado plants started and if anyone wants one aleady started, she is willing to share them.

Makes room for new sprouts. Let me know for this week's garden club meeting.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Sep 26, 2011, at 8:52 AM

I'm always ready to "make stuff".

-- Posted by jbillswms on Mon, Sep 26, 2011, at 7:31 PM

I'm ready to try crafts again. I'd like an avocado starter,too. Back in my youth,almost everybody had a spider plant,an air fern,a sand painting of some sort,macrame holders for hanging plants and a baby avocado. If I got a guacamole seedling,I could go to a shelter and get a pet rock to keep it company. :)

-- Posted by quantumcat on Wed, Sep 28, 2011, at 12:54 PM

Guacamole seedling. Neat way to look at it.

There was one winter when I made a lot of macrame hangers for my plants. I lived in a small duplex and had no outside to speak of so my garden was inside.

I could not afford a lot of furniture so I hung my plants all over.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 28, 2011, at 7:46 PM

Would anyone like some spider plant? I have a few I can give away.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 10:35 AM

What is a spider plant?

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 5:21 PM

Is a spider plant the same as an airplane plant?

-- Posted by jbillswms on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 9:44 PM

What's an airplane plant? A spider plant is commonly used in hanging baskets. It looks like a grassy plant with offshoots that look like "spiders" hanging from it. The "spiders" can be cut from the main plant and will sprout roots if planted in it's own container, propagating more plants.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 9:58 PM

Ok, I looked up airplane plant... it's the same thing as a spider: http://images.buyitsellit.com/79108.jpg

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 10:01 PM

Hmmm... If I got a spider plant and baby avocado to go with my sand painting lamp (and an air fern and a pet rock),all I'd need is some macrame',rya hangings,a bean bag chair and some of those big spool tables.

It would all go so well with my jade plant,hooked rugs and memories of Koinonia and the Yellow Deli. ;)

-- Posted by quantumcat on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 11:16 PM

Koinonia and the Yellow Deli? I was lost at first but now I remember some of your past QC. ;-)

I see one taker on the Guacamole plant (avocado). Any others interested? They are growing with some lucky bamboo and I don't want to separate them unless I know they will be taken home.

Speaking of lucky bamboo, I have some of that as well. You know the potted bamboo looking plants you see in Chinese restaurants. Great for low light or diffused light, indoors and grows well in water. It is actually a dracaena. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_sa...

And maybe some more aloe and a 'Moses in the cradle' (Rhoeo spathace)Don't ya just love those Latin names? http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week248.sh...

I have some more things to give away, but maybe I should save some for the next meeting, just in case you can't make this one.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 9:26 AM

I'd like to try my hand at an avocado, and if it pulls up a lucky bamboo, can I have it too? How big a pot should I get ready for it? I haven't been to a meeting all year, and I feel bad for it. But, maybe things will change for me now. I just got my backyard plowed up for next spring. And with 48 packs of seeds sitting on my shelf, I'm tingling with excitement. I got these seeds from a deal that averagepersongardening.com ran a couple months ago. I'll bring in my bounty to show off, lol, and share the website with everyone and maybe ya'll can check out his deals too.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 5:14 PM

Got three avocado starts, 2-3 lucky bamboos starts, pothos ivy and one Moses on the cradle.

These are all yung plants so you won't need large pots. They are in styrofoam cups righ now, so you won't need anything to take them home.

And one triangular cactus. Not sure right now what it is but we can research it tonight.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 5:32 PM

Sorry for the confuzzlation. Koinonia and the Yellow Deli were two 70's era hang-outs in Nashville.

They offered healthy food and beverages,books,music and live entertainment from folks that were famous in the past (Gary Paxton,Dino and the Belmonts,etc.)and future stars (Andrae Crouch,Amy Grant,Kris Kristofferson,and others).

-- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 9:14 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.