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
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
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)
Things are growing fast here at Big Leaves. Right on cue, the Meyer lemon has been blooming and filling the … Continue reading Plants in the house…