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Catasetum tenebrosum awakes!
Catasetum tenebrosum in early spring, MR, 2015 It's been three years, but I'm still amazed every spring when my orchid, Catasetum tenebrosum, aka (you guessed it) "Cat", wakes up. Catasetums love to play dead. Really dead. For about half the year. The flowe...
Catasetum tenebrosum in early spring, MR, 2015 It's been three years, but I'm still amazed every spring when my orchid, Catasetum tenebrosum, aka (you guessed it) "Cat", wakes up. Catasetums love to play dead. Really dead. Fo...
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Weekly Plant Portrait: A Natural Orchid
I couldn't help doing another plant portrait of the undyed, natural Phals that are blooming all over the house. This one is posed with my new "Wall Fragments" paintings. They seem to go well together: Orchids and Wall Fragments, MR, 2015 Hope everyone is ha...
I couldn't help doing another plant portrait of the undyed, natural Phals that are blooming all over the house. This one is posed with my new "Wall Fragments" paintings. They seem to go well together: Orchids and Wall Fragmen...
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PhalOrchids Live and Undyed Part II: Which Do You Prefer?
Here's another of the (unbeknownst to me) dyed Phalaenopsis orchids, in a new, full, and natural bloom. Which do you prefer? The magenta-dyed version? Or the natural? I'm leaning toward the natural....
Here's another of the (unbeknownst to me) dyed Phalaenopsis orchids, in a new, full, and natural bloom. Which do you prefer? The magenta-dyed version? Or the natural? I'm leaning toward the natural....
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My Acrylic Painting Process, Sometimes
I've received several qusetions via email this week on how I paint. Acrylics are my sole paint medium; their versatility and extreme weirdness appeal to me tremendously. My paintings usually take a month to a year to complete. This is because they can have ...
I've received several qusetions via email this week on how I paint. Acrylics are my sole paint medium; their versatility and extreme weirdness appeal to me tremendously. My paintings usually take a month to a year to complete...
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I Think They Dye Them....
I've been doing shibori (Japanese resist-dyeing) for decades now and I should have known a Dye Job when I saw one. I just wasn't expecting to find one at the garden center. What's different about these two sets of phal orchids? The orchids at the top of the...
I've been doing shibori (Japanese resist-dyeing) for decades now and I should have known a Dye Job when I saw one. I just wasn't expecting to find one at the garden center. What's different about these two sets of phal orchid...
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Lithops Releaf-a-rama 2015!
If it's spring, it must be time for a Lithops Party. Lithops don't get very excited about anything, and they sure don't party much. But once, in spring (for most), they get crazy and re-leaf. Here are two of mine doing just that.... Lithops Releaf-a-rama 20...
If it's spring, it must be time for a Lithops Party. Lithops don't get very excited about anything, and they sure don't party much. But once, in spring (for most), they get crazy and re-leaf. Here are two of mine doing just t...
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Draw and Paint Your Garden!
Able Gardener J sent me a photo of his recent drawing of a sea grape leaf from the garden. Beautiful! One thing that keeps us connected to the world of flora is how our creativity connects to our gardens, and to the wild. Paint, draw, sculpt, connect. It's ...
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I find this is a beautiful technique for underwater scenes or abstracts. Thanks!
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Weekend Walkabout: Sweet Potato Loves Aloe Vera!
As you know, I love to "throw it and grow it". I've done that with mangoes, all sorts of medicinal herbs, and lately, sweet potatoes. Three of the thrown sweet spuds have taken off outside and are vining like crazy. One in particular is thriving, because it...
As you know, I love to "throw it and grow it". I've done that with mangoes, all sorts of medicinal herbs, and lately, sweet potatoes. Three of the thrown sweet spuds have taken off outside and are vining like crazy. One in pa...
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Phalaenopsis Without Dye or Stake
Here's one of these new-fangled cloned Phals without the dye, and without the stake. What do you think?
Here's one of these new-fangled cloned Phals without the dye, and without the stake. What do you think?
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A new photo for 2015!
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Meet Anacampseros rufescens!
If you like "herbaceous small subshrubs" (thank you, Doreen Court, now say it 10 times fast!)  in your garden, you'll love Anacampseros rufescens: Anacampseros rufescens, M Robb, 2015 I just love dwarf shrublets, and this one is very pretty. A. rufescens gr...
If you like "herbaceous small subshrubs" (thank you, Doreen Court, now say it 10 times fast!)  in your garden, you'll love Anacampseros rufescens: Anacampseros rufescens, M Robb, 2015 I just love dwarf shrublets, and this one...
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RN and teacher (ESL, English, Art)
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Ceramics, Painting, Nursing, Teaching, Gardening, Candymaking, sometimes Listening
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  • RN, present
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Can pinch a proper pot, grow a Lithops, raise a bunny, and make candy. Good at bandaging.
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Masha