Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Thistle

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Thistle

Thistle

Thistle

Thistle

Thistle

Thistle

Thistle


Butterfly–Gulf Fritillary

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

Butterfly


Oakleaf Hydrangea and Knotweed

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) and Pinkhead Knotweed (Persicaria capitata).

“Hydrangea


Drimiopsis

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Last night I noticed my Drimiopsis was looking a bit droopy. *I suspect I accidentally watered it.

“Moisture

Considering the normal habitat, probably too much moisture.

There was a new leaf in mid August.
Drimiopsis New Leaf

That leaf felt like the plant had been over watered. I removed the new leaf to prevent the possibility of rot.

Last night I removed the plant from its terra cotta pot and wrapped the roots in soft tissue.

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<p>The soil did not seem damp but felt cool to the touch.<br />
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The roots were not near the bottom of the pot, but pretty sure too much moisture is the problem.

*I have the plants without saucers on wire racks. For some reason I had moved the Drimiopsis to one of the second shelves.

“Studio

Studio Plant Shelves photo taken 26 July 2020

Thinking maybe there was drainage from a plant above.

The possible good news is the bulb is still firm.

“Drimiopsis”

Drimiopsis 17 July 2020 shortly after its arrival and potting.

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African Violet

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

African Violet

African Violet

African Violet

The last time it bloomed was in November of 2019, so a bit early.


Morning Glories

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Morning Glories


Oak Tree Litter and Eaten Pine Cone

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Acorn

Pine Cone

Pine Cone


Bromeliad Flowers

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

This is one of the Bromeliads that I moved in June from a too sunny location in the courtyard to its new garden space under Brugmansia.

Bromeliad Flowers

Attempted to remove the leaf litter from the Bromeliad. It doesn’t just look sharp, it is sharp! I didn’t have tweezers at the ready.

Bromeliad Flowers


Untrapped Cactus Potted

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Potted up the UnTrapped Cactus. It was yellowing, most likely the result of too much sun.

The plants were starts from Trapped Cactus.

April 2018 Image of the Trapped Cactus Parent Plant
Trapped Cactus


Now in the Plant Hospital
Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Plan to Document the Changes to This Plant
Trapped Cactus


Fungus Found in Soil of Potted Plants

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Today I found fungus growth in a few of my recently repotted plants. The potting mix is a combination of peat, bark, decomposed granite, and pea gravel. The potting mix for a few plants that are not succulents, had the addition of a manufactured cactus mix.

Fungus

Fungus

Fungus

Fungus

Removed From Two Potted Plant

Fungus

Fungus

Evening–Found more potted plants with evidence of fungi.

When I opened the soil bin, this is what I found.
Fungus
Did not see the fungi when I used the cactus soil as part of a soil potting mix.
Just finished repotting every plant that I used the soil potting mix.

Gosh, it was a lot of work to clean the plants and scrub and disinfect the pots, make a potting mix, and repot all of the plants. Good that only a few plants were potted up the day I used the soil potting mix.