Vern is looking good.

Vern is looking good.

#1) I've been growing ivies since childhood (I'm now 23). I have ivies growing in both soil and water. One of my ivies in water has been declining over the past two months or so. As a child, when I had more free time (I know everyone can sympathize), I would clean the vase periodically to rid it of the "green stuff" (I'm not sure if its a mold or fungus or what). I haven't done that to this ivy. Could this be the reason for its decline? I had two branches growing in the same vase and decided to separate them today and get rid of a lot of the smaller roots that had accumulated at the bottom. Was this a good idea? Just looking for a little input. #2) I don't remember what journal I had posted to as I am a member of many within the realm of gardening. I had a potted fern that didn't look so hot. Thanks to the advice of some kind LJers out there, the fern, dubbed "Vern" (Yes, unoriginal, I know.) now looks 10 times better. Thanks guys! Before (March):
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After (Today!):
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Ok, I did it…

Ok, I did it…

trying my hand at this gardening thing

trying my hand at this gardening thing

Worms and flowering cabbage…

Worms and flowering cabbage…

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Sweet Autumn Clematis

The strange year continues.

The strange year continues.

June in Zone 7

June in Zone 7