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!
With only 2 weeks of spring left, the garden is finally beginning to look good. Everything has leafed out, flowers … Continue reading Things are growing in the greenhouse
A quickly progressing week calls for a quick post. This photo is of Carnegiea gigantea in the greenhouse. Check out the black … Continue reading Top down Tuesday
I was hoping that I wouldn’t miss out on my Echinopsis grandiflora blooming this year. I guess I never really … Continue reading Memorial Day surprises!
I know this fat little cactus hasn’t completely opened up it’s blooms yet, but it is so close! This time … Continue reading Echinopsis grandiflora is happy
I’ve been waiting not so patiently for the time when my Epiphyllum ‘Fantasie’ would reward me with blooms. When I … Continue reading Epiphyllum ‘Fantasie’… aka Hank
Last fall I spent a bit of time on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. If you’ve ever been there, you … Continue reading What big leaves you have, Medinilla ‘Kinabalu’
I have a pair of carnnivorous plants that I keep in my kitchen window in order to keep any fungus … Continue reading Plant of the day: Drosera dichotoma
Just a quick share this time… Magnolia macrophylla has begun to open it’s buds for the year. It has limped … Continue reading Bigleaf Magnolia opens up
We’ve been having an extraordinarily cold spring this year. Usually I’ve recorded a day or two above 70 degrees by … Continue reading A cold spring
Trachycarpus fortunei, the Windmill Palm or Chusan Palm, is fairly common in this part of the world. Not common enough … Continue reading Trachycarpus Appreciation