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.
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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Ever have those moments when you hit your shin on a coffee table, get a headache that just won’t seem to let up or you are just getting too hot from the summer heat? I’m sure you have, and if you are like me when these things happen you want something cool to ease what ails you. If you are also like me, you won’t have a cold pack on hand when you want one. 😛
Well something like this happened to me the other day. I woke up with eyes puffier than P. Diddy’s ego, and no cold pack to be found. Needless to say I was kicking myself again for not buying one of those d*mn things the last time I was at the store. So I grabbed the nearest and best thing I could find, a bottle of pop. Now I have to tell you that though pop can do a great many things, working as a substitute cold pack is not one of them.
However, my partner (yes he’s supplied another idea for the blog, lol, sneaky SOB) did me a huge favour by making me a cold pack.
Outside we have several aloe plants (I’m telling you people get one of these things! Don’t make me say it again.). I shouldn’t have been surprised, given all the things an aloe plant can already do, but it can also make a great cold pack when you need one. It only takes a few minutes to make and a few more to get cold, and you are all good to go!
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?
Cordyline Propagation (Log Cuttings)
Well my honey has done it again. He’s given me another three ideas for this blog. I wonder if he expects a raise now? Lol. I’m sure I can figure out something to compensate him with. 😀 So here is the second post (and apparently not the last) that my partner has helped me with.
Do you have cordylines in your garden? Maybe you don’t, or you only have one. These great little tips will help you multiply these pretty plants in no time. Before you realize it, you’ll have more than you know what to do with. 🙂