Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

New Growth–Brachychiton

Monday, June 14th, 2021

March 2016, I gathered seed pods from the Home Depot parking lot.

Brachychiton Pods

I planted several seeds. Nine trees survived. The trees are 18″ to 36″ in height. Seven were transplanted next to the garden wall.

Two trees are still in pots. One has some beautiful new growth. I hoped that the buds would become flowers. They chose to become more leaves.

Brachychiton Tree

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Found Brachychiton Pods


Fragrant Flowers of Senecio radicans

Sunday, June 6th, 2021

Senecio_radicans

Hoped Senecio radicans would work as a ground cover. Hasn’t disappointed.
It is growing all over the garden.

Senecio_radicans

Senecio_radicans

The Senecio radicans growing on the ground were from potted plants on a ledge.
Senecio_radicans

Yeah, the oak leaves are still a problem.

Senecio radicans with Senecio jacobsenii
The bamboo stake is where a Datura seedling was planted. The morning after I planted it, all of the leaves had been eaten. I trimmed the plant with the hope it may continue to grow. They are fairly resilient.

Senecio_radicans

Senecio jacobsenii with Ice Plant

Senecio jacobsenii with some type of ice plant. The start was snagged from my brother-in-law’s garden. It has been three years, first flowers this season. I like that the flowers become a bit pale pink before becoming spent.

Ice Plant

Ice Plant


In the Garden Today

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Salvia

Salvia
Salvia

Ice Plant

Ice Plant

Bower Vine
Pandorea jasminoides

Nigella
Nigella

Weed Poof
Weed Poof

Bee

Datura Seedling–Potted and Moved Inside
Potted Datura Seedling


Amaryllis Seedlings Update

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Two of several amaryllis seedlings started on 4/9/21

Amaryllis Seedlings

Amaryllis Mother Plant

Amaryllis Mother Plant


Datura Seedlings–Leaf Damage

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Datura Seedling Leaf Damage

When I was organizing photos I shot yesterday, I noticed eggs on the underside of the damaged Datura leaves. They were so small I didn’t see them until I enlarged the photo. The shape of the eggs is fairly clear, but the image is not in focus.

Datura Seedling Leaf Damage–Eggs

Everything loves Datura and Brugmansia. Every seedling I transplanted to the garden, was eaten by the next morning. Even hidden plants, were found and damaged by the next morning. I hid this plant inside Hellebore leaves. Still somehow found and damaged.
Datura Seedling Leaf Damage


Candytuft

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Candytuft

Candytuft

Candytuft


Hibiscus

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus Seed Pod

Hibiscus Seed Pod


Found Cactus Gift

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Cactus

Cactus

Cactus

3 Pounds 12 Ounces
Cactus

Cactus

Cactus

Cactus

Cactus


Sweet Pea Visited by Bee

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Bee


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