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
Things are finally looking like spring outdoors here in western Washington. This spring has been slower than normal, not in … Continue reading Spring in 2020
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
On June 1st, just a few days ago, I scarified and soaked 12 banana canna seeds from my forest way … Continue reading Beginning again with cannas
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
It is now officially summer, and the brugmansias have been placed in their summer homes. ‘Charles Grimaldi’ and ‘Naughty Nick’ … Continue reading Summer Brugmansia
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!
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
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