Archive for August, 2013

28
Aug

Coming soon… Garden Cam(s)

   Posted by: dsheret759    in Gem of the Day

Garden in the Fall

Garden in the Fall

Here is a recent photo of the garden. Right now I am hard at work designing and setting up two camera systems for the Rehder Garden. If all goes well in the coming weeks we will have a solar powered Webcam for all to watch live. The second camera will be a Gopro camera that will be used for up close shots of  daily life in the garden with neat features such as time lapse video so you can see the day pass within just a few minutes. And Que the bogdog just might be sporting the gopro camera so you can get as close as her nose to the plants!

So stay tuned and we are going to have a busy labor day here in the Garden.

24
Aug

Back to School

   Posted by: dsheret759    in Gem of the Day

Beautiful Color

Beautiful Color

Well classes have started here at CFCC, and with all this rain my work time  in the garden has been limited. I have been spending the time transplanting many of the carnivorous plants in the greenhouse as they have outgrown their pots. In addition, many of the  hundreds of seeds have sprouted and soon I will be thinking of  needing to transfer them as well.  As the growing season outside is coming to a close I am overall very pleased with the shape the Rehder Garden is in. When I started last May the tasked seemed a bit overwhelming, but as the weeks passed things have begun to take shape.

I am pleased to say that many of the Fly traps that were hidden under the overgrowth have grown well and have enjoyed the full sun. I have sown over 10,000 seeds and they are taking root and I expect that they too will do well over the winter. Still it is a different garden with all the loss from the poaching. I would like to say the the poaching ended however is continues.  We lost a lot of large Flava (pitcher plants) in the southern end, and someone has been steadily cutting seed pods until we have very few left for the garden to grow naturally. It is a sad shame and so frustrating to see each time I work in the garden that someone is doing such selfish acts.

Here are some photos of plants that will be placed in the garden come next spring

Pitcher Plants

Pitcher Plants

 

Full Greenhouse

Full Greenhouse

 

Ready for Planting

Ready for Planting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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