Next Chapter Meeting: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas – Creating a Monarch Waystation
by Cathy Downs
The Garden Club
To contact Leslie Turner about the Garden Club please see Leslie’s “Contact” Page.
Notes from Leslie
Hello fellow gardeners. I want to share with you my favorite Houston gardening websites. You’ll find so much information to help with the creative work you do in your own lovely gardens. I would love to hear from you and know how you enjoy these sites. Most of you have been to Buchanan’s and it’s always worth a trip, just to see what’s new and to enjoy the myriad varieties of butterflies.
Kathy Huber of the Houston Chronicle lists her
“Best Bets for the Houston Area.”
From Melissa Gilhart, Texas Naturalist An article about the numerous trees in FMC and their care
An article about the serious threat to honey bees and their pollination of our food crop :
Colony Collapse Disorder in Honey Bees
An article that addresses “white stuff” on Sago Palms
White Stuff on Sago Palms
A Walk on the Wild Side……
“Sleeping” phalaenopsis orchid awakens with gusto ! :
One week later:
Another week goes by:
Another 2 months goes by and voilà! finally the blooms:
If you’re wondering about the crushed eggshells on the surface of the planting medium – eggshells provide calcium and magnesium.
What may have helped bring this “sleeping” orchid into it’s growth spurt was perhaps a sip of tea (from used teabags) – recommended as a nitrogen source.
(Coffee is considered too acidic for orchids.)
Small phalaenopsis orchid with new root systems and leaves that emerged near the top of each spike, along with secondary spikes with buds: