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I started this morning by taking my Mom to get a blood test at Kaiser. Near the hospital’s door, I noticed a hedge with pretty yellow flowers which measured 1.5 inches in diameter. I don’t know what this hedge is, but my Mom says it reminds her of a Jasmine. I thought I would take a cutting to see if I can root it.
Once we got home, I immediately went to the garden and started planting.
I planted two flowers, Plains Bicolor Coreopsis and Gold Dust Alyssum, in six-pack pots.
I decided to repot some Cactus and Succulents so I made some Home-made Cactus Mix.
I repotted three Succulents I purchased from a November SFBG (San Francisco Botanical Garden) Sale and a Cactus purchased from the 99¢ store.
I also took apart a pot of Cactus and Succulents that my brother got a while back… one of the plants died and the remaining ones seemed to be overcrowded. Since he was taking care of it, I took the liberty of repotting them.
As I was potting and repotting, my Mom groomed and weeded some of her hanging baskets.
I also took photos of my various Cactus and Succulents and noticed that the base of one of my tall Cactus has rotted and dried up.
Luckily the tips and side growth were okay, so I cut them off and potted them up. I’m hope that they root and grow to replace it’s mother plant.
Some of the veggie seeds I sowed about a week ago is starting to sprout: Simpson Elite Lettuce, Grand Rapids Lettuce, Kailaan, Chin Chiang Cabbage
Recent blooms: Azaleas, Asian Plum, Peach, Daffodils, Starflower, Cymbidium Orchids
Still in bloom: Hardenbergia, Hyacinth, Christmas Cactus, Jade Plant, Borage, Magnolia
About to bloom: Sparaxis, Forsythia, Tulips
Emerging growth: Clematis, Baby’s Breath, Wisteria, Grapes, Hydrangea, Kiwi, Fig, Pomegranate, Banana