This will be short. But something many may relate to.
Houseplants, those green things we try to keep going inside our houses, for the cheer and the air that they exchange. I have been doing this for several decades now, but there are always questions about practices/best practices/proven-to-work practices. So I begin.
Three new amaryllis bulbs last year, all bloomed over winter and were different. I moved them to summer outside. I have had severe drought conditions, no rain and heat for days on end. Problem: one is blooming again. Pretty, moved back indoors for the show of three blossoms. Question: I assume it blew its wad, and will at best be resting over winter. Any ideas otherwise? Suggestions?
Odd plants: I have one I started from seed from an odd fruiting body at work. The plant there had been rescued from compost at the University Herbarium greenhouse. I have never IDed it, it looks like a bamboo. Separate flowering body comes from soil. Anyway, I have again successfully started from seed, as well as a cutting and have other large cuttings with roots in water. The original grew lopsided in the pot and I just repotted. I cut off half the root system. I know root pruning, unafraid. BUT, I put the root half into compost outside. I will watch for signs of life there, I fear starting an invasive in the woods (enough already). What do I do if life returns and makes it through winter? Garbage? Any ideas?
Anyway, I think that those of us with general black thumbs (mine used to be green, but my beans say otherwise) could use this in Resilience.