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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2012 at 11:20pm

Nerdless, probably, you would have a better chance of saving it by putting it in a saucer of water. I have never done celery, but carrots can be cut, put in a saucer of water, grow some roots and then put in the garden. They usually grow. Celery should do the same thing. I'll have to get out my old Cub Scout and Campfire Girls leaders' manual to see ... now, where did I store them? My children are 49 years old this year. It has been a while. 

Comment by Nerdlass on April 22, 2012 at 10:44pm

Celery.... So, I heard that if you cut the base from the stalks and replant it, you have a good chance of growing more celery stalks... So a friend of mine and I are doing just that. We didn't have time last night to do it, so he had me ziplock the celery and put it in the fridge. Something worries me, though... I think his settings are a bit too cold and that ice crystals could form into the celery stalk bits. Does anyone know if it will damage the growth ability of the plant itself to replenish itself?

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2012 at 9:28pm

Annie, I just checked with Dave's Garden, my favorite guide, 


He reports USDA Zones 8-11. I have a wonderful plant source here in town and will ask him for a suggestion for something this lovely. Keeping my fingers crossed. 

Comment by Annie Thomas on April 22, 2012 at 8:49pm

Oh my goodness!  I got goosebumps from the photo with Mt. Hood in the background.  Gorgeous!  Looks like the perfect spot for a picnic.

As for the gloriosa lily, I think it will grow almost anywhere.  Here in Florida, we don't have to dig up the tubers in the winter, but in colder climates it sounds as though you treat them similar to tulips.

Comment by Annie Thomas on April 22, 2012 at 1:51pm


It will continuously bloom for about a month... I think (I will have to pay better attention this year, as it might bloom for longer).  They grow on a climbing vine that benefits from a trellis or fence near by.  In the photo, you can faintly see a yellow string in the back.  I put a few garden stakes around them this year, then wove the twine from stake to stake to make a support web for them.  Right now the patch has about 50 flowers blooming! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2012 at 1:37pm

Annie, this lily is just splendid. How long does it stay in bloom? 

Comment by Annie Thomas on April 22, 2012 at 12:00pm

And here is a lovely gloriosa lily!  Forgive me if I've posted a pic of this flower last year, but they are so beautiful that after many years I still get so excited when they bloom.  This shot was taken this morning, when it was still wet from the night's much needed rain.  I always refer to these as the porn stars of the garden, as they are not at all bashful about their reproductive organs. ;-)  They have prehensile leaves that grab onto whatever they can... gloriosa is the perfect name!

Comment by Annie Thomas on April 22, 2012 at 11:56am

I am trying to diversify.  We have two well established honey murcott mandarin trees, two kumquats, and four loquats.  Less established (and still needing great care) are a pomegranate, a blood orange, a white peach and a dozen blueberry bushes of mixed variety.  We had a frost-resistant avocado tree that my husband and I babied and covered every chance of a frost, but sadly, it was taken out by a limb that fell on it during a lightning storm last year.  Yes... I cried over it. ;-)  I do a vegetable garden every year, but find it exhausting to constantly be fighting the droughts and the pests.  Pouring energy into establishing trees seems much more productive in the long run!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2012 at 12:01am

These photos of your garden are beautiful and holding promise of some wonderful tastes later on. Your garden is very far ahead of mine. Not o sign of color in the tulips, although the buds are huge this year. Do you freeze or can or dry your fruit? Delicious!

Comment by Annie Thomas on April 21, 2012 at 11:03pm


Your fruit trees look so good!  I'm envious of you being in an area where apples and cherries grow well.  I'm in Florida, so I have no choice but to have citrus is my specialty. ;-)


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