Profile

Cover photo
Marla Robb
34 followers|698,352 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1's

Stream

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Abominable!
Alert Gardeners Gail and Ellen brought up a horrible new practice at the big box stores. Spray-painted cacti and succulents. If this isn't plant torture (and eye torture) I don't know what is: I've been reading a book called "Supernormal Stimuli" by Deirdre...
1
Add a comment...

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Weekend Walkabout:Sunset Storm Evolution
I promise I'll blog about plants tomorrow (really!) but I had to share the evolution of a storm off the beach today. We have no mountains here- our clouds are mountains. 10 minutes later.... And 5 minutes after that.... And finally, just before dark....
1
Add a comment...

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Weekend Walkabout With Chef Riccardo
My beaches are way too hot for walking this weekend; by mid-morning, the sand scorches my poor bare feet. Not into that! So for the Weekend Walkabout I asked Chef Riccardo, an avid hill walker,  what he has been up to in Northern Italy. Here's the photo he ...
1
Add a comment...

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Babytoes Blooms in 2015, Too!
The summer heat is on and Fenestraria, aka Babytoes, is celebrating by...you can guess this...blooming! She starts around dawn and her blooms are in full glory by breakfast time: Babytoes hails from Namaqualand, Africa, and is grown just like all other mese...
1
Add a comment...

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Close-up of Cat Flowers
Alert Gardener Gail asked if she could see a close-up of the weird blooms of orchid Catasetum tenebrosum. Here you are! Just to make them even more, um, odd, some Cats will discharge their "superglue" pollen quite violently onto passersby, kind of like the ...
1
Add a comment...

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Mesembs on a Windowsill
I've kept these plants now for more than four years. Some change, some just...stay pretty much the same. Mesembs evolved in some of the harshest real estate on Earth, much of which has sadly become actual real estate and no longer supports these exquisitely...
1
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
34 people
riccardo senettin's profile photo
Sabrina Senettin's profile photo
Stefanie Holt's profile photo
Victor C's profile photo
Rüchünino Rino's profile photo
Katrina Robb's profile photo
Jeffrey Julio's profile photo
Charles Baker's profile photo
Sabrina Senettin's profile photo

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Beautiful flowers!
We're having an early heat wave here...and a very dry June. Today it was 98 F and the same or higher is expected for tomorrow. We're just not used to this! This is Lobivia 'Easter Bonnet', which was flowering recently.
1
Add a comment...

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Orchids: To Stake or Not?
Traditionally, orchids in bloom are staked. This keeps the flowers more or less upright, and the plant from lurching out of its pot. But more and more often, I am seeing orchids bloom in a more natural manner, without their stakes. Which do you prefer? Stak...
1
Add a comment...

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Time for the Cacti Re-Pot!
Cacti grow very slowly, bloom once a year if at all, and basically, prefer to be left alone. "Fluffpuff" in bloom, MR Nevertheless, it's good to thoroughly re-pot them once every two years. They can keep their old pots, but the soil will be worn out and nee...
1
Add a comment...

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Another Catasetum Close-Up
Just can't resist, but I promise, it will be over soon. As "Cat" blooms, the blossoms change every day. Here they are now: Catasetum tenebrosum in late bloom, MRobb, 2015 Only a few more days, and the mummification process will begin anew....
1
Add a comment...

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Catasetum tenebrosum blooms!
Well, it finally happened and my living room smells like blackcurrant, honey, and cat pee. Why? Because that's what the flowers of Catsetum tenebrosum smell like! This is not an "easy care" orchid, and it looks pretty dreadful most of the year. That's what ...
1
Add a comment...

Marla Robb

Shared publicly  - 
 
Adromischus cristatus (Key Lime Pie Plant) and New Ceramics
I finally had some time this spring to work on new ceramics inspired by peacocks, a very ancient symbol of resurrection and renewal. And what plant better to pose with the new bowls than the most popular plant on my blog, Adromischus cristatus, the Key Lime...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
34 people
riccardo senettin's profile photo
Sabrina Senettin's profile photo
Stefanie Holt's profile photo
Victor C's profile photo
Rüchünino Rino's profile photo
Katrina Robb's profile photo
Jeffrey Julio's profile photo
Charles Baker's profile photo
Sabrina Senettin's profile photo
Work
Occupation
RN and teacher (ESL, English, Art)
Skills
Ceramics, Painting, Nursing, Teaching, Gardening, Candymaking, sometimes Listening
Employment
  • RN, present
Story
Bragging rights
Can pinch a proper pot, grow a Lithops, raise a bunny, and make candy. Good at bandaging.
Basic Information
Other names
Masha
Marla Robb's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Heat Wave
oregoncactus.blogspot.com

We're having an early heat wave here...and a very dry June. Today it was 98 F and the same or higher is expected for tomorrow. We're just no

A piece of Pie chart please
stylishstem.blogspot.com

Hello World!I was sent this hilarious image and it led me to wonder about the history of the pie chart......And find this great article http

Rabbit Ramblings: Bunnies of New Morning Gallery
bunyaboy.blogspot.com

New Morning Gallery is one of our regular "must see" stops whenever we are in Asheville, NC. It turned out to have been an incredibly bunny-

Clouds
einwindigbaum.blogspot.com

My sister requested cloud photos.....

Before the Snow Melts....
einwindigbaum.blogspot.com

photograph of Meeker and Longs Peaks printed with an ink jet on card stock with coloured pencil overlay

Sly's Mise En Place: Stay Tuned
slysmisenplace.blogspot.com

John and I are in the "what will we do when we are no longer working" mode. It's a long ways off or course! We both feel strongly we will ne

Rabbit Ramblings: Monday Meme*day -- for Easter (and a poem)
bunyaboy.blogspot.com

Prior to 01-21-2012, many posts may refer to items or lists in the "right hand column". Several have been moved. Moved to Bunny Care page: R

Vet who saved many in Iraq couldn't escape demons
www.foxnews.com

He had a knack for soothing soldiers who'd just seen their buddies killed by bombs.

Rabbit Ramblings: Bunny bonding at the HRS Rabbit Center
bunyaboy.blogspot.com

A very short video that is absolutely adorable! If you have a single bunny that has the personality for a bonding, think about setting up a

Q&A with Troy Seidle : Humane Society International
www.hsi.org

Troy Seidle, Director of the Research & Toxicology Depatment for Humane Society International, opens up about his work, his motivations and

Meet Terra, Olive & Ruben, My New Lithops 090612
gaianursery.blogspot.com

The substrate that I've used in this pot is a combination of sifted commercial 'Cacti & Succulent' potting mix, crushed scoria, and the orig