Work in Progress–Who Is Left…

June 17th, 2019

Who is Left… is a piece that has felted wool blocks stitched together with copper wire. The copper wire was removed from a mixer that caught fire.

Who Is Left

The wire replaced safety pins that I had hoped would patina green.

Who Is Left

That didn’t happen, because they weren’t bronze. They became a lovely textural brown.

Who Is Left Brown Safety Oins

Not the result I wanted, but the safety pins will find their way into a future piece.

Solution to patina pennies green
2.0 parts white vinegar
.5 parts salt (non iodized)
1.5 parts clear detergent (free of ammonia)

Solution Instructions
Spray on solution and allow to set for 1 hour. Reapply.
Allow patina to dry to green powdery finish
Patina will set permanently
Allow to set overnight.

I used Sea Salt and All Clear Free. The solution became thick and white, not a sprayable solution. I dipped the piece in the thick solution and squeezed it through the blocks.

Who Is Left

The piece was hung to drain over a plastic bin. Sprayed it multiple times with water. The detergent made a bit of foam. Suspect I will soak the piece in the morning to remove excess detergent.

Who Is Left Water Application

I wrapped the piece in plastic for the night.

Who Is Left in Plastic

Also wrapped the bin with excess solution in plastic to keep it clean for possible application tomorrow.

Now I wait.


Buds

June 17th, 2019

Succulent Buds

Succulent Buds

Succulent Buds
Succulent Buds


Cactus Buds and Flowers

June 16th, 2019

Cactus Bud 1
Cactus Bud 1

Cactus Flower 1
Cactus Flower 1

Cactus Buds 2 and 3
Cactus Buds 2 and 3

Cactus Flower 2
Cactus Flower 2

Cactus Flower 3
Cactus Flower 3


Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower Spent


Salvia Leaves–Damage

June 5th, 2019

Newly planted Salvia showing signs of insect damage.

Salvia Leaves Damage

Salvia Leaves Damage


Cactus Activity

June 5th, 2019

3 June 2019 Morning

Cactus

Cactus Bud

5 June 2019 Morning

Cactus

Cactus Bud

5 June 2019 Afternoon

Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower

14 June 2019 Morning

Cactus Flower

14 June 2019 Afternoon

Cactus Flower


Salvia

June 3rd, 2019

Salvia

Salvia


Flower with Insect

June 3rd, 2019

Flower with Insect

Flower with an insect, at the neighborhood nursery.


Morning Glories–Pale Colors

June 3rd, 2019

Morning Glory Pale Pink

Morning Glory Pale Lavender


Morning Glory and Evening Primrose

May 29th, 2019

This time there is a pale pink Morning Glory flower with an Evening Primrose.

Morning Glory and Evening Primrose

Both plants were grown from harvested seed; from plants originally grown from seed.

Previous post about mistakenly thinking a Morning Glory was blooming. It was an Evening Primrose.

Evening Primrose


Calochortus–South Hills California Central Coast

May 27th, 2019

Calochortus

Calochortus

Calochortus

Calochortus

Calochortus

Calochortus

Calochortus

Calochortus

Calochortus

Calflora Information on Wild California Plants

Pacific Bulb Society

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service