|Fern and Caladiums|
I was pleased to see that most of my planters at work survived my absence. Thank you to staff and those who watered for me. This fern and the caladiums are brightening up a dark spot. I am glad to see the fern flourishing, because I am ready to severely cut back a prominent deformed azalea and the fern will need to cover up the stubby trunks. They should put out new growth relatively quickly. I will be watering and sloshing fertilizer lavishly to try to speed the initial regrowth.
I really enjoy the begonia/fern/caladium plantings. As long as you can provide some shade and plenty of water and some fertizier you should have attractive results. Could I just say that "Dragon Wing" Begonias rule.
|Dragon Wing Begonias|
|Garden Spider and Grasshoppers on Tomatoes|
I need an economy where I can trade grasshoppers for begonias. I guess that is marketing and DIY philosophy. How to get what you want, how to get rid of what you don't want. The DIY part is the realization that just like my local Lowes isn't going to supply the plants I want/need, and the Garden Spider can/will only do so much, I will have to figure it out for myself. It is a battle of wits and wills.