Monthly Archives: June 2010

New orchid – Encyclia

I think promising myself not to buy any more succulents until next spring may prove… expensive. The Pseudo-bulbs are almost more colourful than the flowers! The flowers are sometimes fragrant though, and attractive in their own special way. Definitely like … Continue reading

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Astilbe flowers

Just a quick post with some of my favourite flowering plants for shade. Too bad they don’t flower for very long but they definitely put on a good show when they do flower. Astilbe x arendsii ‘Snowdrift’ Astilbe x rosea … Continue reading

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On bees and flowers

Via Not Always Right: At a nursery Customer: “Excuse me, but do you have anything I can spray on my flowers to keep the bees off them?” Me: “You want to keep the bees off your flowers?” Customer: “Yes. Do … Continue reading

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Half a year in succulents.

I was January 25, 2010 that I first mentioned I didn’t have any succulents. In a followup I decided that Sansevieria, Haworthia, Sedum morganianum, and Echeveria were basically what I was looking to get – and I did (among other … Continue reading

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Musella lasiocarpa growth

Was looking through some older pictures and noticed how much my Musella lasiocarpa has grown. May 21, 2010 June 25, 2010 The largest leaf a month ago was 13″ long (not including the petiole) and 5″ wide. The largest leaves … Continue reading

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More new plants – part 3

A few oddballs in this group like this interesting succulent: Faucaria tigrina I picked this one out for its spotting and long “teeth” – others were in slightly better condition but there was variation in the batch and this was … Continue reading

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More new plants – part 2

Bought these two plants because they were interesting and different (and likely to stay relatively small). Potentilla hyparctica – fantastic fuzzy leaf. Don’t really remember the flowers offhand but the leaves are reason enough for me to grow this. Primula … Continue reading

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More new plants – Part 1

This batch of plants were rescued on their way to the compacter. Basically just plants that had been in for months not selling, taking up much needed space needed for newer, nicer looking plants and generally needing more care &/or … Continue reading

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A few things

NOID Red Rose I promised you pictures of my NOID Red Rose when it was open and putting on a good show and now it is. It’s even slightly fragrant, though beside my Hall’s honeysuckle and at only 2′ tall … Continue reading

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Saintpaulia ‘Sergeant Pepper’ flowering

Saintpaulia ‘Sergeant Pepper’

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