Free Planting Pots, The Quest Continues..

Free Planting Pots, The Quest Continues... So I had the big plan of using old sour cream containers. Then using their lids as pot saucers. Not really digging how shallow the saucers would be though. The whole point of the saucer is that you catch excess water, the lids do not give you a lot of room for error. Sure I could take each one to the sink, water it, than when it was finished draining...

We have had our first frost here in New England, now it is time to garden tender annuals in defiance of the winter.

We have had our first frost here in New England, now it is time to garden tender annuals in defiance of the winter. Going to show you how I propagate plant cuttings in the winter Okay, here we go, this time for The Almost Free Garden I'm going to be working with impatiens. Whenever anyone ever asked me how I grew my plants the answer was, “Ach! It's easy! Just stick em in water, then plant em...

How to propagate plant cuttings – Starting simple

I have always been fascinated on how anyone can make another whole plant from just a little snippet. 4th grade earth science to be exact. I am going to take us though how I save my 2 favorite coleus every year and replant many every spring. These are some unique plants that the leaves are the real show and the flowers are secondary. Another neat thing about saving the slips is I know I can have...

There is something satisfying about gardening – to me gardening is any plant life under my care.

How I got here.... It all began in Connecticut where the soil was loam – loam is that perfect mixture of drainage and moisture retention that is the sweet spot for gardens. I just dug holes in the ground and made sure there was adequate water. I was awesome at gardening and could not understand what was so difficult. Such is the way of things when you have no adversity. I longed for the exotic...

Coleus Propagation

While the coleus does have flowers the beauty is in the leaves. I have a host plant that I keep taking clippings off of and making more. This post is going to show you how to overwinter them and have again in the spring. The perfect time to pinch off  clippings is when your host is getting leggy. I will post on that at a later date. These plants propagate very easily so are a great plant to...