Green Thumbs

Passion for growing plants

Archive for October, 2013


   Oct 15

Words from an Amateaur Amaryllis Connoisseur

A friend recently asked me to write a post about growing Amaryllis bulbs; this one is for you. The Amaryllis Hippeastrum bulb originates in South America, is developed by the Dutch and in later years refined in South Africa. It is a tender bulb, meaning it can’t tolerate low temperatures or frost. This should be [...]

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   Oct 06

Project Biosphere

Remember I mentioned my biosphere in my last post? Well, this one is about it! A biosphere can be as large as a greenhouse or as small as a jar, but the most important thing is that it is sealed off from the rest of the world. The only thing coming from the outer world [...]

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   Oct 04

September in retroperspective, an unusually warm month

We have had a great summer and an Indian summer too. September really was a split personality month, the early half was almost like summer while the second half changed to chilly autumn almost within hours. Wise of my previous autumns where I have waited a bit too long to bring in my frost tender [...]

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