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More Pine and Pollen

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021




Garden Finds

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

How was the hole made? An animal?



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


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

Apple Tree–Pink Lady

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Pink Lady Buds

Pink Lady Flowers

Wind Toppled Trees

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

When I walked into the kitchen I noticed both potted pine trees had toppled over.

Fallen Trees

Wind Today

Apparently even though we put a ton of weight in the bottom of the pot, the Norfolk Pine is still top heavy enough to be toppled over by the wind.

Norfolk Pine Fallen

Moved it closer to the corner of the house, hoping to prevent another fall.
Norfolk Pine Righted

This is the tree we brought in for Christmas the past several years.

Fallen Christmas Tree

Moved it closer to the house to protect it from the wind.

Righted Christmas Tree

Unfortunately, the Norfolk Pine isn’t fragrant, but nice greenery.

Norfolk Pine Bits

Thought the container of bits might be fun to knit into a small bowl.

Norfolk Pine Bits

Norfolk Pine Bits and Wool I-Cord Started
Norfolk Icord

Norfolk Pine Bits and Wool I-Cord Completed

Norfolk Icord

Interesting Plants Today

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Albuca namaquensis

The first sprouts of my new Albuca.



Senecio articulatus

And the first leaves of my Senecio articulatus


Kalanchoe fang Cuttings with New Growth


Variegated Agave

Last week I cleaned up the insect infestation on the little agave. I left the plant sitting on the floor just inside the greenhouse. Today I found that someone had taken a bite.

Crazy, since I recently found out that I am allergic to agave. Still have a rash on my arm from contact. How is it possible that an animal could eat it?

Agave Variegated


2018 March–Brachychiton Pods Found in Home Depot Parking Lot

Brachychiton Pod

2018 April–Planted Brachychiton Seed

2020 October The Largest of the Trees

Brachychiton Tree


Sunday, July 5th, 2020