Archive for May, 2011

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May
11

Home garden blooms

Since this year, I have tried to grow only flowers and fruits in my home garden and moved the veggies to my office garden.  A small plot with salad leaves and leftovers from the office garden still remains. But first, let’s go to the blooms.

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Geranium

These geraniums are the permanent feature of my garden. They take care of themselves – no water, minimal care (like removing deadheads), and they bloom profusely year after year.

 

Next, here are the irises. Thanks to my good friend, Utiyama-san, who gave me some irises last year; they have responded splendidly!

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Irises

I’m planning to add some different colors this year – so next year promises to be exciting!

This May has been the month of the rose for me. Last year, my daughter received a bouquet of roses. We placed it in a flower vase with water for a few days and before throwing them away, I decided to take cuttings of the roses. The result: 4 rose plants (two on my balcony and two in the ground).

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Rose – balcony

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Rose – balcony

Here are some snaps of the rose plants on the ground:

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Rose – ground

 

Transplanted the Yesterday, today and tomorrow plant from pot to ground, and I’m happy with the splendid fragrance of the plant. Every morning, I sit for a while with a cup of tea in front of this plant enjoying the sweet fragrance while feasting my eyes on the roses. Here it is:

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Yesterday, today and tomorrow

I have to take cuttings of this plant and propagate them next year!

 

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A new addition to my home garden this year is the orange tree. I stuck in a thick stake adjacent to it for support. The fruit trees in my home garden are now four – persimmon, peach, fig and orange. Of these, only the persimmon in its eight year has been yielding fruit. The rest are 1-2 years old.

 

Orange tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My small herb garden is doing well too. The oregano is trying to take over the entire plot; I need to trim it to a reasonable size.

Camomille and Torch Lily are the two additions to my herb garden, thanks to Utiyama-san again.

Next month is the ideal time for propagating plants in my region – so I plan to propagate quite a few flowers this time including some fragrant roses!

 

Until the next post, Happy Gardening”

 

 

 

 

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