Archive for the ‘Gardens’ Category

Little Bit of Yellow

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Succulents

Succulent Yellow Flowers

Succulent Yellow Flowers

Salvia Yellow Flowers


Easter and Spring Flowers

Sunday, April 4th, 2021

Happy Easter

Solandra Buds and First Flower of the Season

Solandra Bud

Solandra Bud

Solandra Bud

Solandra Flower

Solandra Detail

Passiflora Buds and Flower

Pasiflora

Amaryllis Opened Pod

Amyrillis Pod

Amyrillis Pod


More Pine and Pollen

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Pine

Pine

Pine


Popcorn Seedlings

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

I was pleasantly surprised that I now have corn seedlings. I purchased a package of corn seed for use as part of a Thanksgiving card. Even though I attempted to use the seeds in a card, the seeds were still viable.

Corn Seedling

Corn Seed Packet

Corn Seeds

I ended up using pumpkin seeds that I harvested in 2011.

Pumpkin Seeds

Thanksgiving Card

The lyrics are from a Thanksgiving song that was popular when I was in elementary school.

Lyrics–Henry Alford, 1810-1871
Music–George J. Elvey, 1816-1893

Botanical Interests offer great seed in gorgeously illustrated packets.


Garden Finds

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

How was the hole made? An animal?

Hole

Hole

Nope, it was the location of a large pinecone.

The pinecone was eaten by some type of animal.
Eaten Pinecone

Pine Pollen
The first time I have seen pine pollen up close. It fell into the garden during a windy evening. The trees are roughly 40′ tall.

Pine Pollen
Pine Pollen

Pine Pollen

Pine Pollen

In the four days it has been on the dining room table, it has opened up more. Its pollen is clearly visible.
Pine Pollen

Pine Pollen

Pine Pollen

Pine Pollen

Pine Leaves

Pine Debris

Another Pollen Find While Looking for A Seed

Pine Pollen in Hand

Pine Parts

Pinecone

Unfortunately the Seed is From a Previous Season
It is still beautiful.
Pine Seed


Cymbidium Bud and Blooms

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Cymbidium Buds

Cymbidium Blooms


Apple Tree–Pink Lady

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Pink Lady Buds

Pink Lady Flowers


Power of Plants

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

A few days ago I looked out the window and noticed the Iris perfectly framed by a dead Brugmansia. The Iris was left over after transplanting. So, I popped it in the ground in its current location, to enjoy it every time I looked out of the window.

Iris

Must remove the dead Brugmansia. It was a cutting that struggled through last year.

The Iris was a gift from a relative in the 80s. It started its journey in Pennsylvania; was transported to Ohio, New Jersey, Georgia, San Jose (CA), and finally to the California Central Coast.

Iris

Plants have the power to connect us to people, places, and memories.


A Volunteer

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Pine

Pine

Pine

Pine

Pine


Sweet Essence of the Magnolia

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Magnolia

Magnolia