Succulent Garden After the Rain

April 6th, 2020

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden

Trapped Cactus Bud

Untrapped Cactus, One of Three Buds


Torn Succulent Leaf with Plantlets

March 31st, 2020

I was cleaning a garden and found this torn leaf. How did it get torn?

Torn Leaf Plantlets

Torn Leaf Plantlets

This leaf appears to have been eaten.

Holey Leaf

Holey Leaf


Flowers and Buds

March 28th, 2020

Freesia and Dianthus

Bunny, Mushroom, Freesia, and Dianthus

Freesia has a lovely fragrance. The dianthus does not produce a fragrance similar to cloves. Its fragrance is typical carnation.

Succulent Bud

Senecio Bud

The Senecio was a cutting from my first Senecio plant. The plant roots where it lands. It does produce a fragrance similar to cloves.

I like that the plant fills empty spaces.
Senecio Roots

Senecio Roots

This is the original pieces that I snagged from the Trapped Cactus.

Untrapped Cactus Bud

Untrapped Cactus Bud 1

Untrapped Cactus Bud

Untrapped Cactus Bud 2

Untrapped Cactus Bud

Untrapped Cactus Bud 3


Solandra maxima

March 28th, 2020

The Solandra maxima flowers have a delicious fragrance from dusk to early morning. I thought the plant had died, but couldn’t bring myself to remove it. It went nearly a year without a single leaf. Sometimes being patient results in lovely gifts.

March 27, 2020 evening activity
Solandra maxima Small Bud

Solandra maxima Small Bud

Solandra maxima Large Bud

Solandra maxima Bud Groups

Solandra maxima Bud Groups

The Solandra maxima flower has sustained rain and wind damage.

Solandra maxima Flower

March 28, 2020 morning activity

Solandra maxima Flowers

Solandra maxima Flowers

Solandra maxima Flower

Solandra maxima Flower

Interior of Spent Flowers

Solandra maxima Interior

Solandra maxima Interior

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Stick Bug

March 23rd, 2020

I was pruning shrubs and thought this was a leaf. Until I picked it up and its legs started moving.

Sick Bug

Sick Bug


Scilla peruviana, Peruvian Lily, Star of Peru

March 22nd, 2020

Scilla

Scilla


Truth Piece in Progress

March 19th, 2020

The Truth piece consists of two pieces that will be mounted on a wood panel and framed.

Truth

After looking at the image of the larger piece, I think wrapping all of the exposed hardware cloth with cream yarn is needed. Bumped up the contrast to see the wire more clearly.

Truth Wire Exposed

Wrapped Hardware Cloth Wire

Truth Wire Wrapped

Center Shapes are Code for the Word Truth

Truth Layout

Brown shapes are Dots, Tan shapes are Dashes, Cream shapes are Spacers.

Truth Blocks
The same colors are used for code throughout the pieces.

The right border of the larger piece has the code–Be Told. It begins with the top right square of the hardware cloth.

Truth Be Told

The left border of the larger piece has the code–Will Out. It begins with the bottom left square of the hardware cloth.

Truth Will Out

The center portion of the smaller piece has the code–Half the truth is, with the right border continuing the text–a great lie.

Half Truth Great Lie

I thought about adding an application of wax, but it changes the fiber a bit too much. Will either add an application of starch or a solution of salt.

Truth

The pieces will be attached to a 5″ x 7″ wood panel with tacks. If the tacks don’t work I may use velcro. Then a frame will be added.


Yesterday

March 19th, 2020

Rock South Hills

Rock, South Hills

Agave Colors

Agave Colors and Textures

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Freesia

Freesia and Bunny Ornament


Cyclamen Bud

March 17th, 2020

Cyclamen Bud


A Nice Surprise

March 16th, 2020

Tucked away on the back of a shelf in the greenhouse was this dead plant. I just couldn’t bear to toss in the recycle bin. Kept thinking one day I might slice it open and just maybe, use it in a piece.

Dead Plant

Today I found a plantlet rooted in a wee bit of soil at the base of the saucer.

Succulent Plantlet

Succulent Plantlet