Archive for the ‘Succulents’ Category

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?!


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.


Succulent Plant with Bud

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Succulent Bud

Succulent Bud

2019 March 9
The plant was purchased from Farm Supply for fifty cents.

Succulent Plant

Succulent Plant


Lovely Gift of Succulents

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Dioscorea elephantipes

Dioscorea elephantipes

Dioscorea elephantipes

Dioscorea elephantipes

Dioscorea elephantipes

Wikipedia–Dioscorea elephantipes

South African National Biodiversity Institute

World of Succulents

Lapidaria margaretae

Lapidaria margaretae

Lapidaria margaretae

Wikipedia–Lapidaria margaretae

World of Succulents–Lapidaria margaretae

Lecanopteris luzonensis

Lecanopteris luzonensis

Lecanopteris luzonensis

Wikipedia–Lecanopteris luzonensis

Wistuba–Lecanopteris luzonensis

Sansevieria fischeri
Sansevieria fischeri

Sansevieria fischeri

Garden.org–Sansevieria fischeri

Sansevieria grandis
Sansevieria grandis

Sansevieria grandis

Planting Man–Sansevieria grandis

San Marcus Growers–Sansevieria grandis

Sansevieria pinguicula

Sansevieria pinguicula

Sansevieria pinguicula

Wikipedia–Dracaena pinguicula

Plantophiles–Sansevieria pinguicula/

Sansevieria rorida

Sansevieria rorida

Sansevieria rorida

Wikipedia–Dracaena hanningtonii

World of Succulents–Sansevieria ehrenbergii

Bryan’s Plants Potted


Ledebouria luteola Growth

Sunday, August 8th, 2021

Ledebouria_luteola

Ledebouria_luteola

Ledebouria_luteola

Ledebouria_luteola

Ledebouria_luteola

July 21, 2020

Ledebouria_luteola

Ledebouria_luteola


Succulent Flowers Today

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Succulent Flowers

Succulent Flowers

Succulent Flowers


Surprise Find

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Last night I cleared the spent Evening Primrose from a patch of garden. I found this–

Surprise Buds

The succulent is about to bloom for the first time.

Surprise Buds


Borage and Damage

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

6/20/21 Folded Small Paper Pots for Planting Seed
Planted a single seed in each paper pot.

50 Borage
10 Black Barlow
5 Nigella

Placed the lot in a plastic pizza container. Covered with Cling Wrap

Borage Planting Notes

Borage Planting Notes

6/25/21 Removed the cling wrap, there were over 25 sprouts.

Borage Planting Flat

Potted them up because the roots from one seedling were growing into the neighbor paper pots.

Borage Planting Flat

6/29/21 Transplanted Some of the Seedlings in the Garden.
Potted up the rest. Finished at nearly noon.

Potted Borage

This is What I found at 3:30

Potted Borage Damage

Potted Borage Damage

Potted Borage Damage

Potted Borage Damage

Potted Borage Damage

6/30/21 What I Found on the Deck Today
The 3 Potted Borage Seedlings I Placed on the Deck

Potted Borage Damage

Potted Borage Damage

Even a succulent start was ripped from its pot.

Succulent Damage

Who is responsible for the damage? Pretty sure it was a California Towhee family.

Audubon–California Towhee

This has been a frustrating year for gardening. My flats have been ripped up, several plants in the greenhouse were shredded. Wildflower and Datura seedlings vanished from the garden.


Two Year Old Ice Plant Start

Monday, May 24th, 2021

I snagged a start of the ice plant from a friend’s garden. Today I noticed the ice plant bud appeared to be opening. Was unclear how that might happen. The stem of connected to the bud is brown dried and the leaves are yellowing.

9:00 am
Ice Plant Bud

To my surprise the bud opened!

1:00 pm
Ice Plant Flower


Senecio Growth Update

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

Senecio

Senecio

Senecio

Senecio

August 5, 2021
Senecio