August 8, 2010 by Janna Roznos
Since it has been unseasonable cool here in Southern California, I have taken advantage of the unusual weather and have been working in the garden.
My cymbidiums have been sorely neglected (by ME of course!). So I spent the day repotting them. I went to Blue Hills Nursery and purchased the biggest bag of wood bark available (which is the best stuff to pot cymbidiums in) but it wasn’t enough! Argh! I ran out of wood bark soI rummage around in the corner of the garage where all the potting soil, fertilizer and who knows what else is kept and I discovered another bag of bark about 3/4 full – Yeah!
I got all the cymbidiums done and then gave them a good dose of fertilizer so next spring I should (keep those long green leaves crossed) get some blooms.
Here they are all done. At one time I wanted them all to be in the same size 2 gallon containers so they would be easier to move around – but no more! Now they are repotted in containers from what ever I had available from the lower yard.
I also planted some zinnas. Yes, these were a total splurge buy at the nursery. I usually grow these from seed, but just didn’t get to it this summer.
These are my old garden shoes – cute huh? At least these clogs are good for something (they were VERY uncomfortable).
And I saved the best picture for last!
My Lang ski boots. I loved these boots. I skiied on them for over 10 years (probably longer). Last spring, in Park City, my left boot exploded on me! Fortunately I was wearing a helmet because I fell and I fell HARD! So now my wonderful – very comfortable – ski boots that took me to the many slopes in the US and Canada are now just a garden art – recycled art that is!