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Painting Over Plants
It's been miserable, wet and cold here for days, so I've been doing more painting than gardening. Peacock, detail, M Robb, 2015, watercolor Paintings are funny things. Sometimes, one is just ready to be born, and it's finished in a matter of hours, or days:...
It's been miserable, wet and cold here for days, so I've been doing more painting than gardening. Peacock, detail, M Robb, 2015, watercolor Paintings are funny things. Sometimes, one is just ready to be born, and it's finishe...
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Some Flowers for the Weekend
One of my rescue Phalaenopsis has bloomed. I had no idea what color its flowers would be, or if it would flower again at all, as the roots were pretty rotten when I took it home. Imagine my happy surprise when I saw the flowers were...green! Green-blooming ...
One of my rescue Phalaenopsis has bloomed. I had no idea what color its flowers would be, or if it would flower again at all, as the roots were pretty rotten when I took it home. Imagine my happy surprise when I saw the flowe...
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A new name for Adromischus cristatus
You may not know this, but my post on Adromischus cristatus, the Key Lime Pie Plant, is one of my top 10 posts in terms of how many times, and how widely, it's been read on this planet. (I have no idea where, or whether, it's been read outside of this plane...
You may not know this, but my post on Adromischus cristatus, the Key Lime Pie Plant, is one of my top 10 posts in terms of how many times, and how widely, it's been read on this planet. (I have no idea where, or whether, it's...
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Still Recovering....
Yup, workin' on it, and waiting for the doctor's "all clear" to get back to normal. Hey, at least the IV is out! Hope everyone is having a peaceful week, or at least, peaceful moments now and then. Just Waiting, MR 2015
Yup, workin' on it, and waiting for the doctor's "all clear" to get back to normal. Hey, at least the IV is out! Hope everyone is having a peaceful week, or at least, peaceful moments now and then. Just Waiting, MR 2015
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New Year's Resolution Fulfilled
I do try to keep my New Year's resolutions, particularly if they involve plants. Last year, I made a resolution to learn more about botany and gardening in an official, preferably university-led, manner. I'm glad to say I'm in my state's Master Gardener tra...
I do try to keep my New Year's resolutions, particularly if they involve plants. Last year, I made a resolution to learn more about botany and gardening in an official, preferably university-led, manner. I'm glad to say I'm i...
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Mammillaria vs. Croton
Who is the fairest of them all? Just a couple of weeks ago, a hook-spined Mammillaria bloomed: It's very difficult to re-pot, but fortunately, only needs repotting once every few years. One more to go!  And I saw a magnificent Croton at a recent trip to the...
Who is the fairest of them all? Just a couple of weeks ago, a hook-spined Mammillaria bloomed: It's very difficult to re-pot, but fortunately, only needs repotting once every few years. One more to go!  And I saw a magnific...
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Lithops in the Mist
Quite by accident, I came to note that Lithops, at least young Lithops, like a nice morning mist. The young Lithops that I grew from seed are about 2 years old now, and they live near my Tillie Towers, which get a daily morning misting: Detail of a Tillie T...
Quite by accident, I came to note that Lithops, at least young Lithops, like a nice morning mist. The young Lithops that I grew from seed are about 2 years old now, and they live near my Tillie Towers, which get a daily morni...
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Growing Non-Native Plants: TLC or Tough Love?
My herbology teacher and I got into a debate about growing non-native plants in our gardens. Not about growing nasty invasives, cuz' we don't do that, just useful plants that didn't evolve here in the New World tropics. We have different Philosophies of Gar...
My herbology teacher and I got into a debate about growing non-native plants in our gardens. Not about growing nasty invasives, cuz' we don't do that, just useful plants that didn't evolve here in the New World tropics. We ha...
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No words...except sublime.
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Why No Posts?
I've been (quite unexpectedly) in the hospital, but once I'm off bedrest I'll be back with a proper post. My apologies! Leu Gardens, Orlando, Florida
I've been (quite unexpectedly) in the hospital, but once I'm off bedrest I'll be back with a proper post. My apologies! Leu Gardens, Orlando, Florida
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No plants today, just dolphins!
It's been too chilly and windy to garden, so naturally, I went boating! (Does that make sense? Does it have to?) Dolphins are extraordinarily intelligent, sensitive, and playful creatures, so I was thrilled to visit with several dozen denizens of the river....
It's been too chilly and windy to garden, so naturally, I went boating! (Does that make sense? Does it have to?) Dolphins are extraordinarily intelligent, sensitive, and playful creatures, so I was thrilled to visit with seve...
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Wishing All Gardeners a Happy New Year!
May 2015 be peaceful and blessed, green and blooming, for all of you:
May 2015 be peaceful and blessed, green and blooming, for all of you:
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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