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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

As discussed and shown at the last garden club meeting.

Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 1:41 PM
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  • On some other growing points, now is a great time to re-pot the plants you brought in to overwinter and for you houseplants too.

    Be sure to make sure you allow for good drainage and possibly add some rocks or broken pot shards in the bottom.

    If the plants are going to still be exposed to cold weather, consider lining the outside of the pot with bubble wrap to insulate the soil so the roots have less chance of freezing.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Dec 3, 2013, at 5:24 PM
  • The cool weather must have triggered our Dracaena fragrans (corn plant) into flowering. Even though it had done this about 7 years ago, we forgot, so we were once again surprised.

    The flowers open and become strongly fragrant in the evening. We kept looking around, trying to figure out what and from where the smell was coming.

    We closed up some air fresheners, stopped burning candles and the smell seemed to go away but what we did not realize was that the flowers closed up in the day. so the smell disappeared.

    It was Debbi's 95 year old mother who remembered the plant flowering all those years ago. Once she mentioned it we looked up and voila. (the plant is about 9 feet tall.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Dec 3, 2013, at 8:44 PM
  • That mosquito plant I received at the last meeting is majorly thriving on the back of my sink, hopefully there will be offspring from it, being on the back of the sink, the dawn dish soap might have a new use....can't be my thumbs they are not very green....you should snap a photo of that corn plant bloom...I'd really like to see it.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Dec 3, 2013, at 10:24 PM
  • I did and I will.

    Well, maybe I should say more. I did snap some pictures and I will post them.

    I am about to take some other photos of some things found in the garden this morning. Yeh, I was in there at the crack of dawn so I would not take away from my work day. Daylight is too short this time of year.

    More later. The phone is starting to ring.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Dec 4, 2013, at 8:12 AM
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