Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Morning Glory

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Morning Glory


Sansevieria Flowers in Garden

Monday, July 12th, 2021

This is an unkempt section of the courtyard. There are several inches of oak and pine litter that I haven’t had the energy to clean up.

Sansevieria Fireplace

Inside the ‘fireplace’ there are several starts of Trapped Cactus, Sansevieria, and miscellaneous other plants.

Left to their own devices three Sansevieria have flower stems.

Sansevieria Buds

Sansevieria Flowers

Sansevieria Flowers

Not a single Sansevieria potted up inside and cared for, is blooming. Perhaps a plant can be given too much care?


Another Gift of Weeds

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Weed with Blue Flowers

Weed with Blue Flowers

Weed with Yellow Flowers

Weed with Yellow Flowers

Weed with Yellow Flowers

Weed with Yellow Flowers

Weed with Yellow Flowers


Gift of Weeds

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Weed Tan

Weed Thistle

Weed Green Grass


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.


Hibiscus trionum (Flower-of-an-Hour)

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Wikipedia–Hibiscus trionum


Protected Datura

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

The morning after I planted Datura seedlings, I found the leaves eaten and some plants totally missing.

This is a seedling I popped in a pot of evening primrose and morning glories, all protected.

Protected Datura


Pandorea jasminoides

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Pandorea jasminoides

Pandorea jasminoides

Pandorea jasminoides

After Bee Visitors

Pandorea jasminoides

Pandorea jasminoides

This Morning

Pandorea jasminoides

First glance, I felt a bit frustrated.

Pandorea jasminoides

A closer look…

Pandorea jasminoides Vessel

…it’s a beautiful vessel!


Centaurea cyanus

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Seventeen Days Between Bud and Flower

The Cornflower ‘Classic Magic’ seed was purchased from Select Seeds.
Centaurea Bud

Centaurea Flower

This appears that it may be a different color.

Centaurea Bud

Centaurea cyanus at Select Seeds


A Bee and a Blue Butterfly

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

While I was watching the bees, a lovely blue butterfly stopped by.

Bee

May Be Icaricia acmon–Acmon Blue

Blue Moth

Blue Moth

Blue Moth

Alcom Blue
Wikipedia

Calscape.org