Tag Archives: Tree

Random pictures from the Toronto Zoo

Went to the zoo yesterday. Here are some picture. Some of plants, a few more of animals. Wollemi Pine – This plant was not looking too great earlier in the year but has recovered very well and I was happy … Continue reading

Posted in Annual, Hardy, Toronto Zoo, Tropical | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

New Plant – Red Mangrove / Rhizophora mangle

Fairly inexpensive for a propagule like one of these so might be worth trying. They can (apparently, I’ve had these only for a number of hours now) tolerate a wide range of conditions from fresh (with extra Magnesium) to brackish … Continue reading

Posted in New, Tropical | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

I’m back, a small update.

Maybe you haven’t noticed because of the Orchid posts that have been slowly popping up but I took a brief hiatus and now I’m back. I basically haven’t written anything new since about the 15th of February and I’m glad … Continue reading

Posted in Toronto Zoo, Tropical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Random pictures from the Toronto Zoo from December

These are some pictures I’d taken at the Toronto Zoo back in early December. Platycerium bifurcatum. Also note the Epipremnum aureum in the background taking on its mature split-leaf form that you’ll never see from one as a typical houseplant. … Continue reading


Posted in Hardy, Tropical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Picture Archives: Europe 2008 Part 2: The Netherlands, Switzerland & Italy.

Young Ginkgo biloba trees line a street in Wassenaar. Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam. I think I’d have appreciated this more now. Regardless, it was closed when I was there. Not such a huge deal at the time but in hind site … Continue reading

Posted in Annual, Hardy, Tropical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fall’s come early this year

Not much to say here, snapped this picture of this maple today showing some nice late fall colour relatively early this year. Can’t see it so clearly here but many of the leaves have already dropped. This tree us usually … Continue reading

Posted in Fall, Mobile | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Pictures from earlier this year

Three pictures I’d taken earlier this spring but never got to posting. Digitalis ‘Pam’s Choice’ Acer japonica aconitifolium – A really cool tree. Wish I had space. Belamcanda chinensis

Posted in Hardy | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’ Flowering

Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’ Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’ The start of June is always marked by the flowering of the Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac, a considerably later flowering lilac than most. This tree is fast becoming a street tree locally … Continue reading

Posted in Hardy | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Assorted pictures from work

Euphorbia polychroma Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’ – Other than their unpleasant fragrance these trees are great. Petunia ‘Potunia Cappuccino’ – Playing off the pink and yellow seems to be the best way to bring out the best in this new Petunia. … Continue reading

Posted in Annual, Hardy | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Snowdrops & More

I went for a walk today to break in my new work shoes. Ouch. I should have been doing that a while ago but with only a days notice for starting… Well, three band-aids on my right heel, 2 on … Continue reading

Posted in Hardy, Spring | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments