Monthly Archives: March 2011

Toronto Gesneriad Society Show 2011

I’m back at work and so sore and tired so this’ll be quick. Here are some pictures I took at last week’s Toronto Gesneriad Society Show. Episcia ‘Karlyn’ (I bought a cutting of this one) Chirita ‘Patina’ Chirita minutimaculata Streptocarpus … Continue reading


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Toronto Gesneriad Society Show 2011 – New Plants

While the sales table was not as exciting as it was last year there were still some good plants to be found. Especially interesting was a table or two full of some gorgeous new Russian hybrid Saintpaulias. Saintpaulia ‘Ma’s Winter … Continue reading

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Toronto Gesneriad Society Show – My Photography Entries

The Toronto Gesneriad Society Show is this Saturday and I’ll be entering a few pictures this year. Next year I hope to have some plants good enough to go but with pictures you can show only the best parts of … Continue reading

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New pitchers on the Pitcher Plant

Nepenthes cv. For a long time I think my Pitcher Plants were too dry and maybe not bright enough. A few months ago I’ve started keeping the moss constantly wet with rainwater and put it under lights and they’ve been … Continue reading

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Canada Blooms 2011 Part 2 – Tulips

The biggest thing about Canada Blooms just might be that it means spring is right around the corner. And with it come the bulbs. Here are a few of the Tulip pictures I took this year: This purple one on … Continue reading

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Canada Blooms, 2011

On Friday I went to Canada Blooms for the first time and had a good enough time I guess. There were highs and lows and tulips. Lots and lots of Tulips. I’ll start out with what I didn’t like: The … Continue reading

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Musella lasiocarpa made it through winter and now what?

Spring seemed to hit yesterday in full swing. Bulbs seemed to shoot up in just hours and I decided to do a little cleanup. Part if it included digging my hardy banana (which I now feel I can say without … Continue reading

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Foliage Followup – March 2011

I was going to head outside to get some shots of some bulb foliage that didn’t manage to bloom in time for Bloom Day but it’s raining so instead I looked around inside for a few things to shoot. Saintpaulia … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – March 2011

Mostly Gesneriads this month again. I’ve got Snowdrops and Crocus up but neither of them opened on time for today. Episcia ‘Jim’s Hall’s Choice’ – First time this one has bloomed for me. It’s got a ton of buds coming … Continue reading

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Can anyone ID this plant?

I’ve been watching How I Met Your Mother the last few days (great show) and I’ve been impressed with the plants they’ve been using. In particular a few stunning Lady Palms (Rhapis excelsa) and a really nice Dracaena (I’ve seen … Continue reading

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