Oakleaf Hydrangea and Knotweed

September 29th, 2020

Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) and Pinkhead Knotweed (Persicaria capitata).

“Hydrangea


Drimiopsis

September 29th, 2020

Last night I noticed my Drimiopsis was looking a bit droopy. *I suspect I accidentally watered it.

“Moisture

Considering the normal habitat, probably too much moisture.

There was a new leaf in mid August.
Drimiopsis New Leaf

That leaf felt like the plant had been over watered. I removed the new leaf to prevent the possibility of rot.

Last night I removed the plant from its terra cotta pot and wrapped the roots in soft tissue.

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<p>The soil did not seem damp but felt cool to the touch.<br />
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The roots were not near the bottom of the pot, but pretty sure too much moisture is the problem.

*I have the plants without saucers on wire racks. For some reason I had moved the Drimiopsis to one of the second shelves.

“Studio

Studio Plant Shelves photo taken 26 July 2020

Thinking maybe there was drainage from a plant above.

The possible good news is the bulb is still firm.

“Drimiopsis”

Drimiopsis 17 July 2020 shortly after its arrival and potting.

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Dandelions

September 24th, 2020

Dandelions are a particular favorite of my bunnies. Thought I would try to grow some.

Today I noticed something wrong with the dandelions. My first thought was ash from the wildfires. When I took a closer look, I realized that wasn’t the problem.

Dandelions

Dandelions

Dandelions

Dandelions

Cotton swab dampened with alcohol.

Dandelions

Bit disappointed that I will need to dispose of their dandelions.


African Violet

September 24th, 2020

African Violet

African Violet

African Violet

The last time it bloomed was in November of 2019, so a bit early.


Morning Glories

September 19th, 2020

Morning Glories


Oak Tree Litter and Eaten Pine Cone

September 18th, 2020

Acorn

Pine Cone

Pine Cone


Bromeliad Flowers

September 13th, 2020

This is one of the Bromeliads that I moved in June from a too sunny location in the courtyard to its new garden space under Brugmansia.

Bromeliad Flowers

Attempted to remove the leaf litter from the Bromeliad. It doesn’t just look sharp, it is sharp! I didn’t have tweezers at the ready.

Bromeliad Flowers


Untrapped Cactus Potted

September 11th, 2020

Potted up the UnTrapped Cactus. It was yellowing, most likely the result of too much sun.

The plants were starts from Trapped Cactus.

April 2018 Image of the Trapped Cactus Parent Plant
Trapped Cactus


Now in the Plant Hospital
Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Plan to Document the Changes to This Plant
Trapped Cactus


Completed–Be Yourself

September 11th, 2020

Quote Used–Be Yourself; everyone else is already taken.
On a bazillion sites the quote is attributed to Oscar Wilde. According to Wilde folks, he did not write it or say it.

Code

Top Portion–Be Yourself;>
I layout out the code multiple ways to make sure that I really want to use it. I often use an old version of Flash to layout my projects. I like Flash because I make symbols and it is easy peasy to replace them.

The code is based on Morse Code.
Morse Code

Morse Code

Left to Right–Dot, Spacer, Dash

Wikipedia–MorseCode

Top

Center Section is Bargello Embroidery
Center

Bottom Portion–Everyone else is already taken.
Bottom

Completed Piece
Be Yourself

Border in rust yarn is based on tap code. The code is–Not an Oscar Wilde Quote

Tap code is a 5 x 5 code with k and c the same code.

Tap Code

Be Yourself Border and Hanger

The hanger is not a rod it is a piece of tubing that showed up after my husband did an annual on his Cessna. I believe is used for the brake lines.

Be Yourself Border and Hanger
I stitched on a layer of grey felt to the back of the piece to prevent seeing the wall through, but also to add a sleeve for the hanger (based on quilt hangers), and to add a pocket. The pocket is for notes on the piece. It is common for me to forget the quote used in a piece. Find myself needing to read the code to figure out the quote. The plan is to pop the information on the code and decisions made into the pocket.


Firefighter Crew in SLO–Thank You, We Are Grateful…

September 6th, 2020

…for the excellent work and quick response to the fire near our home.

“Fire”

“Plane

“Helicopter

“Bulldozer”

KSBY News Coverage

SLO City Fire Department

September 6th, Morning After the Fire
Firefighters were bulldozing the area until 10 pm and worked through the night extinguishing embers.

September 10th, Photos Taken at 10:00 am
Wasn’t able to check out the fire damage because the hiking trail is closed.
Yep, the sky is orange.

South Hills Fire

South Hills Fire

South Hills Fire