Spring is still rearing it’s mighty head. While the first part of the month teased us all with record high … Continue reading April Showers Bring May Showers… And Cactus
During normal times, a plant nerd like me can usually make it through the week by injecting copious amounts of … Continue reading Plants: the introvert's quarantine buddy
Being cooped up in an apartment in the towering shade of immense Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas Fir) may not be great … Continue reading Planning a xeriscape
I have more monster plants in store. After a few weeks of waiting, some Lobelia tupa seeds have begun to … Continue reading Seedlings, seedlings and more seedlings…
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
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
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!
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!