crafty_packrat: (GardeningPots)
posted by [personal profile] crafty_packrat at 04:05pm on 09/08/2009
The aloe and the cactus should do pretty well, as long as they don't get too wet which I kind of doubt it a hazard in your neck of the woods.

That mini-rose is pretty. I wish I could grow one, but I'm sure I don't get enough light.
nugatorytm: A group of bats flying against a yellow moon. (remorhaz)
posted by [personal profile] nugatorytm at 03:43am on 11/08/2009
I try to let them dry out between waterings, to try to avoid root rot. The aloe is loving it so far, but the cactus seems to grow too slowly for me to tell.

I only get maybe an hour of afternoon sun on the edge of the balcony at best. If you get any sun at all (and I'm thinking that you do, if the peppers are any indication), just pop the mini rose in a fairly large pot and stick it where it will get a little sun.

Even if you're still unsure of how one will turn out, just do what I did and invest in a cheap rose that won't mean much to you if it dies or not. If it does well, then go ahead and buy a rose with a bloom that you really love.

That's why I figured I couldn't go wrong with a 99-cent rose. Imagine my surprise when it actually started in with lots of new growth--and a bloom, besides.

Do you actually own that stack of blue pots in your icon? Is that normally for strawberries or herbs? It would be very pretty with succulents in them.

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