Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category

Passiflora

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Passionvine


2020 June 27

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Found on Cut Dianthus in Kitchen

LadyBug

It is not uncommon to find ladybugs on greens purchased at the Farmers’ Market; sometimes several days after being refrigerated.

Unearthed Sansevieria 2019 August 28
Sansevieria

2020 June 27

Sansevieria

Lovely Pale Yellow Dianthus

Dianthus Pale Yellow

Was in a six pack of white dianthus.

Some Type of Origanium

Origanium

I have two plants, the other one has hairy foliage.

Succulent Gift From My Mother

Succulent

Purchased from the grocery store during one of our many shopping trips.

Found in the Orchard

Tragopogon

Thistle

Thistle

This type of plant generally has a blue flower. Should know for sure, soon.


Butterfly and Bee

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Butterfly

Gulf fritillary Butterfly

Hibiscus and Bee

Hibiscus and Bee


Growth Found in Pot of Soil in the Garage

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Transplanted dianthus from the pot to the garden. Then placed the pot of soil in the garage. The pot had been under the bird feeder. Apparently, birdseed is resilient.

Birdseed Growth

Birdseed Growth

Moved the pot outside for the birds. The Towhees often nibble my seedlings, even in the greenhouse. Maybe this will be a treat for them.


New Blooms Today

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Dianthus
Dianthus

Hibiscus
Hibiscus

Brugmansia
Brugmansia

Evening Primrose
Evening Primrose

Still Blooming

Cactus Red Flower

Cactus Red Flower


Unexpected Cactus Flower

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Cactus Flower

Cactus 2020 April 27

Cactus Flowers


Thistle with Web

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Web

Web


Hydrangea quercifolia

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

My Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly known as Oakleaf Hydrangea started as a wee plant. My original plant is located at the corner of the deck. Some in shade, some in full sun.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

I took starts from it and have plants growing in three other niches.


Scarlet Runner Bean Flower with Salvia Flower

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Salvia and Bean Flowers

Salvia and Scarlet Runner Bean Flower

The scarlet bean plants are volunteers. They are from beans that I grew last session. Last year some neighborhood kids sold us seeds for 25 cents each. The kids went into detail about how easy the beans were to grow, red color of the flowers (scarlet), and how to prepare the beans.

The bean flower has already been partially eaten by a spotted cucumber beetle. They are those pretty little insects that look a bit like elongated green lady bugs.

Spotted Cucumber Beetle

I have chosen not to use systemic in most of my garden spaces because I want my gardens to be an inviting environment for butterflies and hummingbirds.

Monarch


Three Salvia and a Volunteer Bean Plant

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Salvia

Salvia

Salvia

Beans