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!
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
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
Something has been happening to my Salvia ‘Lady In Red’ that has got me thinking I may have started my … Continue reading Maybe I planted too early (again)
Now that we’ve moved into the new house, it’s time for some plants. There is a nice sized rock wall … Continue reading The dry rock wall, in the rain