Schlumbergera lives up to its common name of Thanksgiving
Cactus this year, with early blooms. Other colors are just
coming into bud, so they will be 'Christmas Cactuses.'
I am not happy that my pale pink Amaryllis bulbs turned out mislabeled.
I gave away one yesterday and the other two may leave soon. Bulbs from
previous years are waiting to bloom. Maybe, I see one green tip so far.
I see more Agapanthus seedlings starting. Alyssum sends up a few more plants every few day. The tray of Parsley is full of tiny seedlings.
I can't remember if I wrote about scattering Poppy seed and Larkspur a few days ago. Several places I just pulled up frost-touched annuals and scattered seed behind them. California poppies and some orange Corn Poppies are nearest the road. Pink Poppies are near the house. Pink Silene seeds went in the Fiesta beds north of the Upper Garden. Seed Scattered gardens are always full of self-seeded surprises. I just add more seeds to help fill in.
I wrote a whole post in Seed Scatterer blog about the new fad of starting celery from the bottom of a stalk of celery from the grocery store. I see Pins of starts everywhere, but I have yet to see a photo of enough celery to eat that grew from an end. On the left is my beginning celery experiment. On the right is a clump of onions from a piece of root end of a sweet onion.
January 2014 update: The celery grew to about 4 inches tall and then rotted. I think I kept it too wet after I read how much water growing celery required. The onion never really got going before it drowned too.