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The BIC Plant and Gardening Thread

Hello BIC friends and fellow gardeners! Whether you have a container on your balcony, some indoor plants, a whole garden, or even if you just happen to visit a botanical garden or see a lovely space or plant in your neighborhood you want to share, this is the place! Please share pics, tips, plans and tricks about all things gardening!  

 

For many years I had a container balcony garden with mostly flowers and herbs (when travel allowed), and I am now embarking on my first backyard landscaping and gardening journey. 

I am often taking inspiration from the natural world around me and have recently had some spring inspiration for the Makeup Challenge of the Week and have loved chatting about gardening in our other threads, so I thought a new thread would be nice. 

It’s always so interesting to me to see plants and gardens from different regions and countries, so I hope you’ll join the conversation!  

PS: if you create a makeup look based on some plant or garden inspiration, please feel free to post your look or flat-lay here, too! 


Here are a few pics of my spring bulbs to start and I’ll share more soon (kindly ignore the weeds)! 

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My old balcony (from the outside) - I’ll try to find an internal pic too:

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@sister13 - I love the plant in the bottom pic.  All your plants look great.  Just imagine how they'll look when you repot.  You've even got a couple of four-legged helpers to assist! 😄

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Thanks, I really like that one too! And yes, the two furbaalls are always interested in helping! @Titian06 

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I have the tiny tree too @sister13. It does not die. It’s been neglected and forgotten but always perks back up with some water. 

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I have a couple more plants inside, 2 palms that the cat nibbles on so they look terrible, a rubber plant I’ve had probably 10 years that has survived so much neglect with all my travel over the years, and another mini tree trunk looking one. None upstairs at the moment, they kept dying. @JoSometimes 

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Blueberry bushes blooming!

 

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Strawberry flowers peaking out!

 

Sadly, I did not get to planting my potatoes or peppers this weekend. Between rain on Friday, going to a wedding on Saturday, and some sniffly children Sunday and Monday (long weekend for us here), I wasn’t able to get outside as much as I would have liked. The strawberry and blueberry bushes are blooming though!

 

The blueberry bushes have had the most flowers I’ve seen since planting it a few years ago. It should have a decent yield this year. Last year, I had maybe a handful and the year before that it was still too new to put out any flowers. The strawberries are looking great and we should have some berries ready to eat in a few weeks. 

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Your blueberries and strawberries look awesome @JoSometimes !!! You will be harvesting fruit in no time! 😃 I don’t have any fruit tree or plant or any vegetables, but my parents do and it is so much fun to go out and pick up your meal or snack! 😋😋😋

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@Saradestin Its been something I’ve done since childhood. My parents had strawberries too. They were replaced with raspberry and red currant bushes when I was in my teens. When the pandemic hit, my dad build a bunch of planters and now they’re growing all kinds of things, even a few quails for eggs. I took my girls back home last summer and they had so much fun picking fruits, veggies and eggs every morning with grandma and grandpa. 

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So much fun and so many great memories for them to cherish and keep building @JoSometimes! I remember doing the same in my grandparents’ house and I loved it!! 

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@JoSometimes *patiently waiting for strawberries* 

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@jaaayp I wish my girls were that patient. They’re already talking about all the strawberries they’re going to eat. 🍓

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@JoSometimes I'm already buying chocolate so I can cover the strawberries in it 🙊

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@JoSometimes I've never seen a blueberry bush before, that looks awesome! I want one. 

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I got these at Home Depot @Samtian! They don’t get really big so you can plant them in a pot with some drainage holes. 

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@JoSometimes I'm going to have to keep an eye out. 

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And sorry sniffly kiddos, hope they are feeling better soon! @JoSometimes 

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Thanks @sister13! They are playing like they normally do now so I think we’re past the worst of it. 

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Wow, so exciting to see the fruit life cycle!  BEautiful! @JoSometimes 

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@sister13 I completely forgot about the Apple tree! It’s similar to the cherry tree but it has white blossoms and they last a good long time by comparison. I’ll try to get a picture if they weather holds up tomorrow. 

And I love plants that I can also eat. I can’t grow enough to offset my groceries but I love the idea of eating something that basically come from nothing. 

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Plants of the week! Most of the plants below, I got them when they were the size of a thumb since these are collector "rare" plants but in the recent months, they all  decided to get on crack and bloom.

 

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@jaaayp That is cool looking! What is it?

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@Samtian syngonium tri king, syngonium albo, aaaand philodendron white princesses. I believe they're more widely available now if you search online or at your local nursery! 😊

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