We are rapidly approaching the last few weeks where the xeriscape in my front yard will look good. We have … Continue reading The dry rock wall; 2017
I’ve had this crazy idea recently… I need a bromeliad pillar in my greenhouse! It’s warm and humid in there, … Continue reading A pillar of bromeliads (or at least that’s the idea)
I’ve never had much luck with Tillandsia species, when I kept them in the house. They would do well enough … Continue reading Epiphytes!
In this unusual heatwave we’ve had, most of my big leafed plants have sulked in the shade, but none have … Continue reading Potted plants that love the heat
Sometimes you see things that surprise you in other people’s gardens. Driving around today I spotted some very nice … Continue reading Out in the Old (Pacific North-)West
This time of year is my favorite time of year. Plants look good, if they’ve been watered, and the weather … Continue reading Leaves to look at
Back in 2015, when I had quite a forest of Canna musifolia, I collected seeds from the many flowers that … Continue reading Canna musifolia from seeds
My potted plants have finally found a place that they can call home. While being homeless proved to be fatal … Continue reading The homeless garden is now the potted garden
It is now officially summer, and the brugmansias have been placed in their summer homes. ‘Charles Grimaldi’ and ‘Naughty Nick’ … Continue reading Summer Brugmansia
I’ve had cactus as houseplants for less than 5 years, so I don’t claim to be an expert on the … Continue reading It’s almost summer, and the cactus are blooming
It turns out I have bees visiting my cactus. I never expected to get fruit from my cacti, but I … Continue reading Echinopsis grandiflora fruit!