2013/06/22

ファイヤークラッカー再生 Fire Cracker reborn

6月22日,数日続いた雨がすっかり上がった。庭のあちこち変化はないかとカメラ片手にうろついていると,片隅の盛りを過ぎた鉢植え置き場で見慣れないものが。
June 22, weather was fine after several day's continuous rain.  I was wandering in our garden to see if there is anything new.  Behind the house where I am keeping potted plants while they are not displayed, I glimpsed something that were not there before.  


ベゴニアだ。去年植えた鉢から芽が出た株は植え替えて,残った土をこの鉢に入れておいた。もう無いと思っていたが,結局3株全部生き残っていたのか。
Begonia.  I replanted two stocks that formed buds before, and abandoned remaining soil in this large pot.  After all, surprisingly all three stocks are live.

掘り出して植え替えた。ちょうどいい鉢がなかったので,やや浅すぎだが,山盛りに植えた。球根ベゴニアは夏にも冬にも弱いので水はけ良く植えないといけない。

依然に植え替えた株はもう育ち始めている。花が咲きはじめたのまである。結構強いんだなぁ。
I dug out the stock and replanted in a separate pot.  It was too bad that I couldn't find proper pot, and decided to use one a little too shallow and heaped up soil around the stock.  I have to keep it well drained because it is not so strong against both hot and cold seasons.

The stocks replanted before have already started to grow fast.  One of them started blooming. It seems they are vigorous than I thought.



去年の最盛期はこのように楽しませてくれた。

This is a picture of them in full bloom last June.

盛夏には暑さで痛むので日陰に置いて乾かし気味に耐えさせた。冬は室内に入れたが,葉が無くなり,もうダメかと思いながらもチョットづつ湿度保つ程度に水やりしていた。手間をかけてよかった。
In summer it is damaged, so I moved it to shaded area and had it survive by keeping it fairly dry.  In winter I kept it inside of a room, but all leaves went out.  I watered it a little to maintain some humidity while worrying it might have died.  I am pleased that I did my best.