Archive for July, 2020

Flower, Web, Bark

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Dropped Pandorea Flower in Web
Flower in Web

Flower in Web

Manzanita Bark
Manzanita Bark


Weeds in Orchard–Thistle and Weeds with Wee Yellow Flowers

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Thistle

Thistle

Thistle

Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower


Lichens on Lilacs

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Lichens on Lilac

Lichens on Lilac

Lichens on Lilac

Lichens on Lilac

Lichens on Lilac

Lichens on Lilac

Lichens on Lilac

Lichens on Lilac

Lichens on Lilac


Morning Glories

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

The Morning Glories were grown from harvested seed.

Morning Glories

The Morning Glories needed more space for growth.

Morning Glories

Knew the cotton and jute Icords would come in handy, some day.
Morning Glories

A patch of volunteer Morning Glories.

Morning Glories


Bowiea

Monday, July 27th, 2020

For nearly two months my Bowiea was just a bulb. No growth. In the past before one section died back another was sprouting.

This morning the bulb looked like this–

Bowiea New Growth

Removed Plant from Medium

Bowiea Removed From Pot

Bowiea Removed From Pot

Bowiea Roots

Repotted

Bowiea Repotted

Eraser Used to Clean Up

Eraser for Clean Up

Spent Stems
Bowiea Stems

Used the Spent Stems With Tan Wool Yarn to Make an Icord
Bowiea Icord

Stitched the Icord Together to Make a Small Vessel

Bowiea Icord Vessel

Bowiea Icord Vessel Detail

Pacific Bulb Society–Boweia

Wikipedia–Boweia

South African National Biodiversity Institute–PlantZAfrica


Candytuft and Nigella

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Candytuft (Iberis)

The plant is a volunteer from a wildflower seed mix planted last year. It is growing in a pot of French dandelions I am growing for the bunnies.

Candytuft

Nigella

I topped the Nigella and it developed flowers lower on the stem. Don’t recall this ever happening in the past.

Nigella

Nigella


Grasshopper and Brugmansia

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Grasshopper Inside Screen Door to Back Garden

Grasshopper

It climbed to the top of the door and hopped onto one of my Brazilian White Brugmansia.

Grasshopper

Brugmansia Leaves Damaged by Insects
Brug Leaf Damage

Brug Leaf Damage

Brug Leaf Damage

Brug Leaf Damage


Repotted Root Bound Sansevieria

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Sansevieria

Sansevieria

I gently removed all of the soil and transplanted into five pots.
I bound the plants to give them a little support until they settle in.
Sansevieria

Sansevieria

Sansevieria

Sansevieria

Two leaves were broken. Even though the leaves were a bit yellow and didn’t appear healthy, I thought I would try propagating them in water. Better than throwing them in the recycle bin.

Sansevieria Leaves

I notched the bottom of the leaf after reading an article about propagating Sansevieria in water.

Sansevieria Leaves


Brachychiton Leaf and Volunteer Geranium dissectum

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton

Brachychiton

Volunteer Geranium dissectum Found in Pot of French Dandelions

Geranium dissectum


Forgotten Collected Milkweed Pods

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Milkweed Pods

After I collected the Milkweed pods, I popped them in a pot and left them on the workbench in my studio.

Milkweed Pods

Milkweed Pods

Popped a bag over the lot to prevent the seeds from flying about.

Milkweed Pods