April 5, 2021 10:14am CST
Today is transplant day. yesterday my darling husband gave me 2 pots of flowers. Both are indoor size and will be kept inside. I transplanted the pink hydrangea and still have to do the Easter lily. I'm not really keen on Easter Lillies, but he is very traditional and has always given me a lily on Easter Sunday. The potting soil that I put into the big pot must have alot of manure in it, because the smell in here is less then desireable. I may be sitting this pot outside to let it 'breathe' a bit. ~Photo is mine
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This mix was very strong, I left the pot outside for a bit to let off the gases, it was fine after that. The plant is really loaded with blooms. I was surprised that I didn't break any of the branches transplanting it, as those blooms weigh a bit. I hope to be able to take a slip in a few weeks, if the plant doesn't go into shock after the transplant. Which I really hope that it does not. I put some bone meal in the soil, so that usually helps.
We had them in our flowerbeds also, but the outdoor variety that can withstand a cold Canadian winter greatly differ from these indoor ones. I do love a few nice healthy indoor plants, I still have a large poinsetta that is in bloom from Christmas.
Thanks, but wow, what a pungent strong smell. Potting soil is full of 'fertilizer' and I know that is just another term for manure. Its been outside and the scent is a bit better, but I put a dab or 2 of lavender essential oil on the outside of the pot to allow me to keep it inside. It is so loaded with blooms right now, 11 to be exact.
Thanks. I would imagine that they will not have alot left to mark down, the producers warned that there will be limited stock due to the pandemic and restrictions as to how many workers they can have in the greenhouses. They will be in demand until at least Mother's Day, they are a favorite to give for that day next month. Cats are harder to keep in line in the home then dogs are. When we had a cat he knew no boundaries, we thought that the baby gate across the doorway of our son's room kept him out, but we found him in there once so we know that he jumped over it. He was given away that same day. Dogs can be trained much easier not to go into certain rooms, and those are the rooms that we always kept fresh plants, especially those that posed a threat to a pet.
• Denver, Colorado
Ha! I cannot have potted plants indoors..for some reason this climate here draws gnats to them no matter what. So I have one inside and its in water..its a Pothos. Nice you get lillies each Easter. You got lovely hydrangea there
I have trouble if I put the indoor plants outside during the summer, then they cannot return without having those gnats on them, and there is a danger of them spreading to the other indoor plants, so I keep some indoors and some outdoors. That hydrangea has 11 blooms on it.
• Moses Lake, Washington
Lovely flowers. I don't dare have an Easter lily cause they are poisonous to cats. My wild cat jumped up on the dining room table and grabbed a couple of green beans yesterday. Plain steamed green beans. No butter etc.