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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