Tillandsias Update

January 11th, 2022

The Tillandsias were moved to the bathroom for humidity and some brighter light.

Noticed that they seemed a bit dry even though I have been misting them.

Tillandsias in Water

Tillandsias

Tillandsias

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Ludisia Blooming

January 11th, 2022

A piece of my Ludisia fell from the parent plant last year. It is now blooming.

Ludisia

Ludisia

Ludisia

Ludisia

Parent Plant 2021 February 3

Ludisia

Parent Plant 2022 January 11

Ludisia

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New Plants and Seeds Purchased the Last Day of 2021

December 31st, 2021

Milkweed

Early 2021 I purchased milkweed seed and planted them in flats and directly in the gardens. Only a single plant survived. Well, this is it today. Not sure how much longer it will survive.

Milkweed Plant

The tropical Milkweed, that is not recommended for Monarchs, doesn’t seem to die back.

Tropical Milkweed Plants

Tropical Milkweed Plants

Volunteer plants have occurred.

Tropical Milkweed Volunteer

The annoying thing is that I planted the proper milkweed seed in the exact locations and not a single sprout.

Milkweed Seeds

When I planted the seed, I unfortunately found two Monarch caterpillars. They should have gone through the chrysalis cycle and been on their journey to someplace warmer.

Monarch Caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillar

Concerned about them. The night temperature has been in the low 40s. I have tried caring for caterpillars in the past with no success. I hate leaving them on their own, but right now I am waiting to see what happens.

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe

Tillandsias Pretty Boy
Tillandsias pretty boy

Removed the wire hanger and constructed a hanger of linen.
Tillandsias pretty boy

Tillandsias pretty boy

Tillandsias pretty boy flowers

Tillandsias Houston Colossus

Tillandsias Houston Colossus

Made a wee linen basket for this plant.

Tillandsias Houston Colossus

Tillandsias hanging from shelf

They frame my laptop, how cool is that?!


Narcissus

December 29th, 2021

Narcissus

Narcissus Bud

All of the buds dried before a bloom.
Narcissus Bud Interior

Narcissus Bud Interior

Narcissus Roots

Narcissus Stems

Trimmed the bulbs.
Narcissus Trimmed

Narcissus Roots

Narcissus Roots

Transplanted bulbs into the garden.
Narcissus Transplanted

Narcissus Transplanted

Foliage may be used to make a vessel.
Narcissus Foliage


Magnolia

December 27th, 2021

Magnolia Flower

Magnolia Flower

Growth on Magnolia

Growth on Magnolia

Growth on Magnolia

Growth on Magnolia


Happy Christmas

December 25th, 2021

Happy Christmas


What Is It?

December 17th, 2021

Cocoa Lid 1

Cocoa Lid 2

Cocoa Lid 3

Cocoa Lid 4


Gloxinia

December 6th, 2021

The Gloxinia nearly died. I took a few cuttings hoping to save the plant.

One of the cuttings today–

Gloxinia Plantlet

This is the parent plant–

Gloxinia Parent

It should be receiving proper light in its normal location.
Apparently not, because it is leggy. But not dead.


Datura Flower

December 3rd, 2021

December 1 2021 9:00 am

Datura Bud

December 2 2021 1:00 pm

Datura Bud

December 3 2021 4:55 am

Datura Flower

Datura Flower

Yep, the stem is black.
Datura Flower


December 5 2021 1:11 pm

Datura Flower

December 6 2021 8:55 am

Datura Flower

Datura Flower

Datura Flower

Datura Stem


Home Aquarium

November 26th, 2021

Aquarium

Aquarium

Aquarium