A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 23 – Currant

Currant

“Inside the Currant Bush” – Spring 2013 – Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery – Holland 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…

Seven Days of Fruit and Berries

The genus Ribes includes the edible currants “blackcurrant”, “redcurrant”, “whitecurrant”, “gooseberry”, and several other hybrid varieties… The genus also includes the group of ornamental plants collectively known as the flowering currants…

There are restrictions on growing some Ribes species in some U.S. states… Not including Pennsylvania… YET… As they are a host for White Pine Blister Rust…

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“Red Currants” – Summer 2013 – Chicks in the Hood – Pittsburgh, PA

Propagation is ridiculously easy using ground staples… Or anything you can use to pin a branch to the ground… Bricks work surprisingly well… This is done in the fall after the leaves are gone… Leave it till spring… New “vertical” growth means it has rooted… This is known as layering…

Getting cuttings to root is also possible… I personally have more luck with hardwood cuttings… I take them in the spring before the buds appear… Root formation happens around mid-summer… The plant will be ready for the earth the following spring…

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“Gooseberry Against the Grain” – Summer 2013 – Chicks in the Hood” – Pittsburgh, PA

Currants and Gooseberries are relatively new to me… I am still learning… If you have anything you can add to this post… Please feel free to leave it in the comments…

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New To writing and never had to site sources before… These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring… My source is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information… But much of this is just related from the web…

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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A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 22 – Astilbe

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“White Astilbe” – Summer 2013 – Chicks in the Hood – Pittsburgh, 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…

I thought I had more photographs of this plant as it is one of my favorites… Many bloom in almost “neon” colors… The lighter varieties literally glow in the shade… Astilbe also adds interest in the winter… Prune the foliage in the fall… But leave the dried flowers… They will add interest to the garden right up till spring when they are removed to allow for the new growth… Anyway… Happy Saturday everyone… It was -10 degrees here 5 days ago… And it is 50 degrees today… That’s Pittsburgh for yah…

Astilbe is a genus of rhizomatous flowering plants within the family Saxifragaceae… Native to mountain ravines and woodland in Asia and North America… Some species are commonly known as false goat’s beard and false spirea…

These hardy herbaceous perennials are cultivated by gardeners for their large often fern-like foliage and feathery plumes of flowers… They are widely adapted to shade and water-logged conditions… They are particularly associated with water feature planting… They also tolerate clay soils…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

New To writing and never had to site sources before… These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring… My source is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information… But much of this is just related from the web…

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…

Remember to tip… My Bitcoin digital wallet address is – 1JsKwa3vYgy4LZjNk4YmPEHFJNjPt2wDJj

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