Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category

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

Datura Flower


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

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Weed

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Weed

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Weed

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


Ash and Squirrel

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

When I documented the Datura this morning I noticed ash floating through the air and settling on the plants. Is the ash from the Sequoia National Park Fire?

Ash

Ash

And a visitor–standing on the rabbit ornament eating Zinnia flowers.
Squirrel


Datura First Bloom

Friday, September 24th, 2021

The plant was grown from a Datura seed mix. It was recently transplanted from a 4 inch pot into the succulent garden.

Pretty sure that it is a Datura metel Belle Blanche. Several years back I grew Datura Belle and the foliage, flower, and fragrance of this plant seems consistent with what I remember. Many Datura have a delicious fragrance in the evening. The Belle has fragrance but it is as annoying for me as some Narcissus.

22 September 2021 8:00 am

Datura Belle

23 September 2021 1:45 pm
Datura Belle

23 September 2021 2:45 pm
Datura Belle

23 September 2021 4:30 pm
Datura Belle

23 September 2021 6:10 pm
Datura Belle

23 September 2021 6:30 pm
Datura Belle

Datura Belle

24 September 2021 8:30 am

Datura Belle

Datura Belle

Datura Belle

Datura Belle

Datura Belle

I started marking my seedlings with clothes pins after the Blue Jay fiasco. I found every stake removed and tossed on the floor of the greenhouse.

Datura Belle

The permanent marker is fading. Next go round I am planning to apply paint to the clothes pins before applying the identification in marker.

Can still see R20 C1. The location of the seedling was Row 20 and Cell 1 of the flat.


Datura Flower and Pod

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Datura Flower and Pod


Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars Are Back

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The loss of Passiflora flowers is worth it to see the lovely Gulf Fritillary butterflies.

Eaten Passion Vine

Eaten Passion Vine

Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars

Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

An Intact Flower

Passiflora Flower


Morning Glories

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

I purchased packets of Morning Glory seed at the local Dollar Tree in 2018. The packets have basic information with common names, not proper botanical names. Not a lot of seed in a packet but good success.

Morning Glory Seed Packs

I planted Morning Glories this year from harvested seed. Have already harvested loads of seed this season. Some planted in the gardens, some in pots.

I wrapped seed harvested 8/21 in damp paper towel and placed the lot in a small open plastic bag. On 8/26 I potted them and placed them in a sunny window.

Morning Glories Potted

The pot is in now the kitchen. Hope that it will enjoy climbing the ornaments and wrap its tendrils around the garland and valance eyelets.

Morning Glories Potted

The lovely pink flowers will be welcoming in the morning.

Morning Glory Pink

The Morning Glory is growing up a variegated Brugmansia.

Morning Glory Pink

Had hoped the plant would grow up the double white Brugmansia, instead climbed the Dietes.

Currently growing American Seed: Basil (Genovese), Italian Parsley, Carrot (Red cored Chantenay), Peas, Yellow Bush (Cherokee) Beans, and Kale (Dwarf Blue Curled).

Most of the produce will be snacks for my two house rabbits.

At four packets of seed 25¢ each, definitely an amazing bargain.