Banker Plants and Aphid Mummies

Normally growing aphids is a bad thing, but in respect to our beneficial insect program, it’s a good thing.  At the Environmental Horticulture Program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology we grow and propagate thousands of plants in our greenhouses.  Each year the students put on a huge plant sale that generates money that helps fund the program.  This year we had a serious threat … Continue reading Banker Plants and Aphid Mummies

My New Greenhouse

My husband and kids made this greenhouse for me out of six recycled glass doors, two recycled windows and 2×4’s. It measures five feet across, seven feet in length and 6’6″ in height. I can’t wait to move my ‘I’m crazy to grow these in Washington’ plants into it. Myer Lemon, banana tree, gardenia, Fatshedera vine and the Abutilon I’m overwintering. We’ve had a relatively … Continue reading My New Greenhouse