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New Lithops and Mexican Tuberose, and More Dahlias
I couldn't resist buying a few very cute Lithops a few weeks ago. They had no label of any kind, and the store clerk wanted to know "what the heck those weird plants" were! I particularly love the colors of the (presumed) karasmontanas on the lower right:  ...
I couldn't resist buying a few very cute Lithops a few weeks ago. They had no label of any kind, and the store clerk wanted to know "what the heck those weird plants" were! I particularly love the colors of the (presumed) kar...
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Weekend Walkabout: The Ringling Bayfront Gardens of Sarasota, Florida
I am so very smitten by circus legend Mable Ringling's stunning gardens in Sarasota, Florida. The gardens just held their Century Anniversary last year, having been created during the boom years before the Great Depression and World Wars. Roses and Venetian...
I am so very smitten by circus legend Mable Ringling's stunning gardens in Sarasota, Florida. The gardens just held their Century Anniversary last year, having been created during the boom years before the Great Depression an...
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Sansevieria cylindrica blooms!
Sansevieria is a very popular genus of semi-succulent plants, because they are tough and can grow in relative shade without much water. They do like the sun, however, as they come from southern Africa and Arabia. If they are grown with adequate sunlight, th...
Sansevieria is a very popular genus of semi-succulent plants, because they are tough and can grow in relative shade without much water. They do like the sun, however, as they come from southern Africa and Arabia. If they are ...
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Smelly Plant(s) of the Month: Basil(s)
Ocimum basilicum has so many varieties it makes my head spin. Each variety has a distinctive leaf type and scent profile. Most are annuals, or are grown as such. I've heard that basil can be grown here as a perennial, but my experience says "annual". Maybe ...
Ocimum basilicum has so many varieties it makes my head spin. Each variety has a distinctive leaf type and scent profile. Most are annuals, or are grown as such. I've heard that basil can be grown here as a perennial, but my ...
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Officially Insane Gardener Update: Dahlia Blooms!
They said it couldn't be done, no one grows dahlias on a sand dune...ha! They may not be "dinner plate" size, but they sure are beautiful! Everyday, a little stronger.... Keep going! If they say it can't be done, prove them wrong....
They said it couldn't be done, no one grows dahlias on a sand dune...ha! They may not be "dinner plate" size, but they sure are beautiful! Everyday, a little stronger.... Keep going! If they say it can't be done, prov...
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My Weird Little Patchouli Plant (Pogostemon cablin)
I had been looking around to buy some patchouli plants for a couple of years, but they are exceptionally hard to come by. Imagine my delight when I found 3 at a local botany festival! Me, happy at the Botany Fest! But two were rather moldy, and the last was...
I had been looking around to buy some patchouli plants for a couple of years, but they are exceptionally hard to come by. Imagine my delight when I found 3 at a local botany festival! Me, happy at the Botany Fest! But two wer...
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Woad is weird for sure, Kat! I'll take a look at the catalogue. Right now my rue is doing very well, as are all the basils and dill.
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A Plant For the Future: Purslane (Both of Them)
I'm actually speaking of two entirely different plants: Sea purslane (Sesuvium portulacastrum) and regular ol' garden purslane, Portulaca oleracea. They are both succulent, incredibly tough, and highly edible. I'm growing the latter, also known as the Dolly...
I'm actually speaking of two entirely different plants: Sea purslane (Sesuvium portulacastrum) and regular ol' garden purslane, Portulaca oleracea. They are both succulent, incredibly tough, and highly edible. I'm growing the...
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Breaking News: Lithops Elected Mayor!
Young Lithops Stony Wrinkleman was voted Mayor of the city of Boca Loca, Florida in a landslide victory today. Stony Wrinkleman, Lithops Leader Wrinkleman's campaign had a rocky start, as it was not known if Mesembs could actually run for mayor of the city....
Young Lithops Stony Wrinkleman was voted Mayor of the city of Boca Loca, Florida in a landslide victory today. Stony Wrinkleman, Lithops Leader Wrinkleman's campaign had a rocky start, as it was not known if Mesembs could act...
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Dahlia!
It bloomed! Lots of water, extra fertilizer, and a sun shade when necessary made the difference. My first dahlias! What firsts are you trying this spring?
It bloomed! Lots of water, extra fertilizer, and a sun shade when necessary made the difference. My first dahlias! What firsts are you trying this spring?
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Another Tillie Portrait and a Dragonfly
I'm busy with a meditation and Reiki weekend for the next two days, but I have a couple things to share. First, another Tillie portrait! This one is full bloom, what a sight. It's always poignant to see a Tillie bloom, because they only do this once. After ...
I'm busy with a meditation and Reiki weekend for the next two days, but I have a couple things to share. First, another Tillie portrait! This one is full bloom, what a sight. It's always poignant to see a Tillie bloom, becaus...
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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