Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Beginnings

As almost all vegetation outside is declining, inside some plants' growth cycle is just beginning. About a week ago I repotted last winter's freesia bulbs that had spent the whole summer tucked away in a corner of the back stairwell in some dry potting soil in a clay pot. They began sprouting with impressive speed, much more quickly than last fall.

The freesias (Freesia cv.) sprouting in the sunroom

We will see how they will do this year; last winter they flowered well but then developed a horrible spider mite infestation which persisted as long as the foliage remained and probably rather reduced the reserves that the little bulbs were able to store up for this season.

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