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Some new Vinca that was planted today

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I have these two! Are they "Cora Mix"?

19 Jul, 2009


I have no idea.. They were $1.49 per 4" pot and I just HAD to have them!
My "Bird garden" lacked some "white flowers" and these fit perfect!

20 Jul, 2009


Oh yours are white. Then they're not "Cora mix". Mine are light pink with red centers. I've seen these too, they're very pretty. Also liked the purple ones.

22 Jul, 2009


I wish that I knew more about "plant identification", but I'm rather new at this and tend to spend a lot of time and research working with soil and improving what soil can do for plants. I have found that once the soil has that magic stable biological balance, most plants will thrive like crazy and a lot of those "growing zone ratings" on plants become irrelevant..

Now if I only knew all of the names of what I plant... {chuckle}

23 Jul, 2009


I don't know much...I've leanred more on this site, there are a lot of extremely knowleadgeable ? (now I can't spell!) people on this site...I just read the label the plant came with! If they don't come with labels well then, I'm stuck!

23 Jul, 2009


Just work on your soil and do what benefits the microbes and earth-worms.. Mother nature will take care of the rest.. {Grin}

25 Jul, 2009


don't forget the water! not so easy for conatiner gardens, how would the erathworms get to the pots on the 3rd floor balcony? oh I wish I had a real garden, even a tiny one, so that plants copuld actually root in there and spread out...

25 Jul, 2009


Raquel, most organic gardening shops sell "worm castings" which is "earthworm poop". THAT is a by-product of the worm's activity that enhances the soil! The best method is to use native worms in native soil if you can get them.

You actually have an advantage with a container garden VS an open area such as I have.. You could import earthworms and they wouldn't migrate to other areas because of any soil imbalance. Just remember that the average earthworm (5") can aerate and fertilize about 1 CU. FT. of soil per month.

26 Jul, 2009


Thanks...I do use a fertilizer with "worm castings"...never thought to import earthworms..

27 Jul, 2009


One earthworm per average sized pot works like a champ! Just don't forget to feed the little guy with an ounce of dry molasses per cubic foot of soil content every 3 months. He'll be one "happy camper" and produce worm castings for years! :-)

28 Jul, 2009



29 Jul, 2009


I like the Vinca they are so hardy & can almost die back in the late fall but around this time of yr. or when it heats up they pop right back. They don't care if u don't water them much in fact I think they do better that way.
So don't pull them up when they start to look sad just trim them back a little and them when they start to grow again u can clean them up.
mine are just starting to reve up again.
Must take a pic & show u.

3 May, 2010


Oh! Word to the wise they really bunch out & I'd say u have them plated far too close. They cud be a least a Ft. apart. Maybe 18 inches to 2 Ft. even. Well, that cud b another experiment 4 ya, but thought I should tell u so u have a chance to move them b4 they get established.

3 May, 2010

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