Which is probably why I ended up with a lot of dead plants.
It always seemed simple enough. You plant a seed, water it, watch it grow. Later on I learn all sorts of things that sound more scientific than simple gardening. It’s always amazing to me the magic of what plants can do, and what they need to do it. In this post I’m going to take a brief moment to give a couple of tips about making your garden healthier.
I am thankful that I now live in Queensland, Australia. True that bamboo can be found in the US, but I had never ventured far enough to see it. Now I am surrounded by it. All kinds of it. I can just see this at the entrance to some secret garden on my property. Though it can take bamboo a number of years to actually grow this large, but I can wait.
This particular shot was taken in Hawaii, by Kevin McNeal.
Needless to say that my partner and I will probably never have to worry about running out of Cordylines, lol. He has 1000s of them around the place, no kidding. Of course that doesn’t stop us from propagating them. After all, when it comes to the less common, or even rare, cordylines we are always looking to buff up the supply. Here are the steps to do the same with your cordylines. In fact this can be done with a number of plants, especially those that have a “woody” like stalk.
I seem to be on a propagation kick lately, but that’s that always a bad thing. 😉 It’s my belief that one way to be healthier, and richer in the wallet, is to plant as many edible things as you can. After all, prices in the store don’t seem to be slowing in their increase. Not to mention what it used to get that “perfect” food in the produce section of your grocer. As a result I try my best to get at least some food fresh from my garden.
You know that saying, “There is a use for everything”? Well, there is. I don’t like the idea of throwing away anything really. Even if you simply donate it or tear it apart for what’s inside. The same can be said for the food we eat and buy.
Most of us tend to see the tops to a pineapple as useless and throw it out. It may not be edible (so to speak) but it certainly has a use.
I’m sure, for any of you that have at least a handful of plants, that you’ve run across little bugs that find them just as enjoyable to eat, as you find them to look at. Some, so called pests, can be a great thing for the garden. While others see it as a free buffet with all the trimmings.
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I have always been one that tries not to disrupt the other creatures sharing this planet with me. Despite the fact that many will do what they feel necessary to keep pests (of any kind) at bay, I would rather let them be. After all, everything has a purpose, even if we don’t realize what it is. Best to just let it take it’s course, in my thoughts.
At least I do this as often as I can, with most things. I say again, with most things. These peskyhave pushed me to the limit though and now it’s war! Grant it this piece is under gardening, though the pest is actually bothering the gardener rather than the garden. If you spend time making sure you little patch of Eden stays pest free, then why not you too?