Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dragon Arum

Imagine my surprise when I saw this today!

It's surprising to see that the dragon arum has grown this much in the midst of freezing temperatures. It looks like one got bit while the other two are doing fine. I hope they *finally* like a spot that I've put them in so that they'll *finally* show me a bloom!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jotting down a possible disaster...

Oh my gosh, an actual update! :o

I found out that there was a miscommunication yesterday. The heater never got turned on in the greenhouse and it snowed this morning. When I went to check the plants, most of them appear to be fine.

This is the second time it has snowed here in a short period of time. I can't believe it. Maybe the bugs won't be so overbearing this summer - though a colony of fire ants did invade the house the first time it snowed but all of them had mysteriously died from something by the time they were discovered.

The banana plant has bit it though but I'm not too concerned. I'm sure it'll come back after I cut it down when spring comes.

I also found out that the fruit/pod (I really need to find an actual term!) of the Thanksgiving Cactus had fallen off. It feels a bit soft so I don't know if it got bit by the cold or if it finally was ready to come off. I put it aside so that I can get the seeds out of it to try this spring.

Schlumbergera Fruit/Pod