Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category

Tillandsias Update

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Friday, 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

Wednesday, 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


Gloxinia

Monday, 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

Friday, 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


Apparently, Morning Glories Can Grow and Bloom Inside

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Morning Glories

The bud behind this flower that will probably bloom later this morning.

Morning Glories

Morning Glories

The seed was harvested this year from a plant that was later eaten by a rat. The rat has been relocated. The seed was planted in August 2021.

Hope that I can harvest seed from the two plants growing in my kitchen. The pink flowers are lovely.


Why?

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

If a purple succulent leaves is desired, buy a succulent with purple leaves. There are loads of succulents in a variety of purple colors.

Painted Succulent

Painted Succulent

I don’t have purple succulents. When I brought the Echeveria Black Knight home, it was more of a reddish purple, natural, and beautiful. It has been living in the garden since July 2017. The color changes with the amount of light that it receives.

Echeveria

Much better than peeling paint.


Sorghum Gift

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

The drying leaf has gorgeous colors!

Sorghum Leaf

Sorghum in Pot


Weed Gift

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

Weed

The gift had multiple insects including a grasshopper. Rare to see grasshoppers in my gardens.
Grasshopper