Fed My Roses

– Posted in: Garden chores, Garden Tweets

Put alfalfa pellets around my 3 roses today. I can’t even remember when I bought the alfalfa. Pee-yoo!

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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Karen's Garden Tips May 12, 2009, 4:26 am

I make a tea with the alfalfa pellets that stinks for a couple of hours after I apply it but no longer.

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Karen April 17, 2009, 8:15 pm

I did the same thing! Alfalfa had been left outside over the winter and was all clumpy. Looked like road apples! 🙂

Kathy Purdy April 18, 2009, 1:13 pm

This had been in a closed bin for several years and smelled like urine.