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Oncidium, Phal Portraits, and Lego PotteryLe
Oncidiums are not as glamorous as Phal orchids, especially when it comes to color. Oncidiums tend more toward golds, earth tones, and pastels. The flowers are generally small. They are often scented, however, and can bloom in great profusion from a single i...
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It's the Quiet Ones You Have to Watch Out For....
So They (meaning people with way more education in meteorology than I have) said it was going to be a Very Quiet Hurricane Season this year. Hmmph. This blob, perched outside my eastern window, is probably going to be christened Ana in a couple of days.... ...
So They (meaning people with way more education in meteorology than I have) said it was going to be a Very Quiet Hurricane Season this year. Hmmph. This blob, perched outside my eastern window, is probably going to be christe...
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Mummified Catasetum
I received a request from an Alert Gardener- what exactly does a Catasetum look like when it is dormant?  Here it is, Mr. Mummy: This photo was taken in the winter. I'll be sure to post when Cat blooms! I went to our local orchid show today but was disappoi...
I received a request from an Alert Gardener- what exactly does a Catasetum look like when it is dormant?  Here it is, Mr. Mummy: This photo was taken in the winter. I'll be sure to post when Cat blooms! I went to our local ...
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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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Oncidium Blooms!
Not one single Lithops bloomed this year. Most regenerated without incident, but I do miss Lithops flowers. I'm not sure why, the Ways of the Lithops are mysterious. Didn't happen this year, sigh.... On the other hand, the African Violets and orchids have b...
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The Joy of Tillies in Southern Gardens
I love American southern gardens. They are big, languid, humid, and full of Spanish Moss. Yes, you can sweat out every water molecule in your body and still only manage a brief promenade around the bromeliads, but it's worth it. One of my favorite southern ...
I love American southern gardens. They are big, languid, humid, and full of Spanish Moss. Yes, you can sweat out every water molecule in your body and still only manage a brief promenade around the bromeliads, but it's worth ...
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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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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