Garden Progress

This afternoon, it was raining, but I went outside to bring out the kitchen scraps for the compost bin.

Ready for Compost

I got the to compost bin and noticed tons of Soldier Fly Larvae crawling out of the compost bin. I tried my hardest not to smash any.

Soldier Fly Larvae  Soldier Fly Larvae

The Purple Hyacinths were blooming although slugs and snail have gotten to the flowers.

Hyacinth Blooming

I walked around and noticed the Pink Banana Passiflora (which seemed to have died in the winter) now has tiny buds growing near it’s base.

Pink Banana Passiflora Buds

Next to it, I also noticed that the Hyacinth-like plants (from my friend Howard) are sprouting up, although there were weeds and a Kiwi seedling in the pot.

Hyacinth-like Plants Sprouting

What really made my day, was seeing my Yellow Masdevallia Orchid, which I took outdoors about two years ago, now re-blooming for the first time. This is the first non-Cymbidium Orchid that rebloomed for me… I think I want to get more Masdevallia Orchids now, since they seem to survive outdoors and actually bloom (in the winter)!!!

Yellow Masdevallia Orchid  Yellow Masdevallia Orchid  Yellow Masdevallia Orchid

  • That orchid is gorgeous!

    • Thank you… I really like it too. I think I’m going to get more Masdevallias at the upcoming plant sales…