A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 29 – Bitterroot

BitterRoot

“Lewisia – Bitterroot” – Spring/Summer 2013 – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA

“A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

One of my favorite “rescue” plants… Nothing more than a pot with some soil… And a broken tag… The original peat-plug the plant was shipped in was protruding about 2″ above the soil line… A close inspection revealed a minute-amount of white root… I knew the plant had hope…

After a quick inquiry… I left with my free plant… Well… I left with a couple hundred dollars of plants… And my free plant…

Buying plants that are obviously struggling is tricky business… I have a whole protocol that I follow… The first and most important step is to throw away the pot and soil at the place of purchase… Take the plant to the greenhouse dumpster and clean the roots off… As a side note… I pick the weeds out of all of my greenhouse purchases before I buy them… It’s just common sense… After preparing the plants… I run home as fast as possible to pot them up in fresh soil and get them watered as fast as possible… The plant then spends a full year in quarantine…

I actually have a pretty high success rate… Oftentimes the problem is nothing more than a flat of shade plants placed in full sun… Take them home and place them in the shade for a week or two and watch them come alive…

Today is a cold Saturday morning… 11 degrees… And my first Kumquat is almost ripe… Jasmine is getting ready to bloom… My Orchid is sending up a new stalk… And I’m getting ready to make some bacon… And… Ten more days till I’m 2up…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

If you want some science – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitterroot

New To writing and never had to cite sources before… These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring when I start writing more… My source is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information…

This website and all of the information presented within is provided free by the author… Me… It is my sole opinion and is not representative of anyone other than myself… Although this website is free… I sell prints of my photography here – www.society6.com/chriscondello – or you can contact me directly with questions at – c.condello@hotmail.com – Although it isn’t a requirement… It helps…

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2 thoughts on “A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 29 – Bitterroot

  1. Carol Koontz says:

    Great idea to offer day by day ,easy to digest information!

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