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FOTD – April 18 – Irises and Lilies

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On Sunday, Chris and I planted some new bulbs for us to enjoy. Six bearded irises and 6 lilies. The lilies won’t bloom until summer thought. We are trying out the new cloth 10 gallon bags and are using them as planters. I know it’s not the prettiest of photos, but it holds lots of promise.

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    • Just something knew I’m trying. The smaller bags, you can move around fairly easy. The ones shown here at 10 gallon and they are ok to move when dry, but I wouldn’t want to when they are wet. They are also real cheap compared to the plastic or ceramic containers.


  1. Promise matters, especially now. It give us hope. I’m seeing the leaves for soon to bloom columbine and day lilies. I think the Solomon’s seal will be blooming in another week too. I don’t know if the lilacs will bloom again. They got really damaged by all the storms last year. But you never know. That old lilac has survived so much maybe it will keep blooming.

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  2. We used cloth planters for our last crop. They are great except they do NOT hold water. It’s good if you tend to over water your plants, but if you are tight for water, you will find you need to water more often. Either glazed ceramic or plastic is best of retaining water. Plastic isn’t pretty, but if you reuse the pots at least you are contributing to our planetary mess.

    I used to have to water the plants every day when they were planted in felt (big thick felt) pots. They did very well, though. I also find it easier to move plants around in solid pots.


    • I’ve got them where they will stay as long as we live here. I could easily move the 10 gallon bags. But once wet, I sure wouldn’t want to. I will water them by hose daily if need be. I know that is one draw back. Thanks for sharing your experience 😀

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      • It’s different growing in cloth. I think it’s healthy for the plants and you can’t overwater them, but I had to go out and water them with the hose — it lived on the deck — every morning and afternoon. I was always glad when it rained, Yay, no watering! Also, cloth planters are much easier to store than hard ones.


  3. Oooooh! I am excited to see their progress. Maybe once a week you could do a bonus photo them as they progress so we can see their progress. I am excited to see them fully grown and blooming.


  4. Cloth planters! I guess they must be good for the soil bacteria that plants need, but in our climate we would lose a lot of moisture through them. We use fired clay. Not waterproof, but it slows down the evaporation. Still, whatever you use, its the beginning of new flower and photos!

    I thought I would share some experiments that started with photos in a garden:

    A vision of colour

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  5. I was sure there was a new one for the 19th, but I stopped for supper and when I looked for it, it had skedaddled. It wasn’t in trash or spam or current email. I’m sure it will pop up at some point but as of right now? No idea.

    I hope it’s warmer there than it is here!


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