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November 26th, 2021

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Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2021

Thanksgiving


Apparently, Morning Glories Can Grow and Bloom Inside

November 6th, 2021

Morning Glories

The bud behind this flower that will probably bloom later this morning.

Morning Glories

Morning Glories

The seed was harvested this year from a plant that was later eaten by a rat. The rat has been relocated. The seed was planted in August 2021.

Hope that I can harvest seed from the two plants growing in my kitchen. The pink flowers are lovely.


Why?

October 21st, 2021

If a purple succulent leaves is desired, buy a succulent with purple leaves. There are loads of succulents in a variety of purple colors.

Painted Succulent

Painted Succulent

I don’t have purple succulents. When I brought the Echeveria Black Knight home, it was more of a reddish purple, natural, and beautiful. It has been living in the garden since July 2017. The color changes with the amount of light that it receives.

Echeveria

Much better than peeling paint.


Sorghum Gift

October 20th, 2021

The drying leaf has gorgeous colors!

Sorghum Leaf

Sorghum in Pot


Weed Gift

September 26th, 2021

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

The gift had multiple insects including a grasshopper. Rare to see grasshoppers in my gardens.
Grasshopper


Ash and Squirrel

September 25th, 2021

When I documented the Datura this morning I noticed ash floating through the air and settling on the plants. Is the ash from the Sequoia National Park Fire?

Ash

Ash

And a visitor–standing on the rabbit ornament eating Zinnia flowers.
Squirrel


Datura First Bloom

September 24th, 2021

The plant was grown from a Datura seed mix. It was recently transplanted from a 4 inch pot into the succulent garden.

Pretty sure that it is a Datura metel Belle Blanche. Several years back I grew Datura Belle and the foliage, flower, and fragrance of this plant seems consistent with what I remember. Many Datura have a delicious fragrance in the evening. The Belle has fragrance but it is as annoying for me as some Narcissus.

22 September 2021 8:00 am

Datura Belle

23 September 2021 1:45 pm
Datura Belle

23 September 2021 2:45 pm
Datura Belle

23 September 2021 4:30 pm
Datura Belle

23 September 2021 6:10 pm
Datura Belle

23 September 2021 6:30 pm
Datura Belle

Datura Belle

24 September 2021 8:30 am

Datura Belle

Datura Belle

Datura Belle

Datura Belle

Datura Belle

I started marking my seedlings with clothes pins after the Blue Jay fiasco. I found every stake removed and tossed on the floor of the greenhouse.

Datura Belle

The permanent marker is fading. Next go round I am planning to apply paint to the clothes pins before applying the identification in marker.

Can still see R20 C1. The location of the seedling was Row 20 and Cell 1 of the flat.


Datura Flower and Pod

September 22nd, 2021

Datura Flower and Pod


Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars Are Back

September 18th, 2021

The loss of Passiflora flowers is worth it to see the lovely Gulf Fritillary butterflies.

Eaten Passion Vine

Eaten Passion Vine

Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars

Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

An Intact Flower

Passiflora Flower