What are air plants, where do they come from, and what do they need, and how can you make them work for your home? Melinda Meservy, Owner of Thyme, and Place and Peter Donegan, horticulturist and host of The Sodshow, an internationally recognized garden podcast out of Ireland joined Midday with information.
Thyme and Place believes that gardening is for everyone regardless of the color of your thumb (aka experience)!
TIPS FOR CARING FOR AIR PLANTS:
1. Soak and submerge the air plants for roughly 12 hours 2 – 3 days a week
2. allow the air plant plenty of sunlight and time to dry out
Spring planting season is right around the corner and there are things you can do now to prepare for a joyful and flourishing garden. Melinda says that all you need to garden is dirt, water and a seed so ANYONE can do it!
SPRING PLANTING TIPS/BASICS:
1. Clean and prep your garden as it warms up to clear leaves and any weeds that may have surfaced
2. Prune any existing plants that didn’t get trimmed in the fall and take stock of how your space has changed (ie shade and sunlight based on tree growth or neighboring plants)
3. This is a great time to step back and think about the plants you want in your garden. For kitchen gardeners think about what you eat so you can find the right seeds for your herbs
4. Salt Lake City’s growing zone varies from a 4 to a 6 with our hot dry summers and cold snowy winters. Most areas are in a zone 5 so plan accordingly when looking for seeds.
5. Think about whether you want to attract bees, birds or butterflies to your space and if so there are specific plants that are good for wildlife
Thyme and Place is bringing together experts from across the pond, to Nebraska, to Southern Utah to help guide Salt Lake City garden enthusiasts through a series of hands on workshops. You are invited to the workshops, live podcasts & expert speaker presentations on March 15-19 at Thyme and Place.
Learn more at the Thyme and Place Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ThymeandPlaceSLC/.