Growing with Artificial Light

Growing with Artificial Light

I’m not a fan of winter.  The cold doesn’t bother me, it’s the darkness.  S.A.D., seasonal affective disorder, can have some serious effects like weight gain, tiredness, and general depression and moodiness.  However, there are ways to combat its effects.  Sun exposure or phototherapy is the best treatment.  One of the benefits of working for a greenhouse is that it is 75 degrees and sunny every day.  What about our plants?  Do they need extra light too?

My 2018 Resolutions

My 2018 Resolutions

In 2017 I shared my gardening resolutions for the New Year.  For the most part, I had a successful year in the garden.  In fact, I’m still enjoying produce from the garden (frozen tomatoes and corn, canned green beans, pickles, and some potatoes in storage).  However, there’s still areas where I need to work a bit more.

Caring for Hippeastrum

Caring for Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum have large extravagant trumpet shaped blooms on tall thick stems. In general they will produce 2 stems with at least 4 large flowers per stem making an impressive display.  Popular around Christmas and New Year, they flower easily and their showy flowers are sure to brighten up any room or Christmas dining table.