Monthly Archives: March 2009

Planting

I started seeds today: Tomatillo ‘Toma verde’ Tomatoes ‘First Lady’ ‘Fourth of July’ ‘Tigerella’ ‘Green Zebra’ ‘Bloody Butcher’ ‘Early Girl’ I choose tomato varieties from the seeds I had on hand, based on the number of days from transplanting till … Continue reading

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Clivia

It’s blooming! Emily Hoover gave me an offshoot of one of her huge Kaffir lilies several years ago. Slowly and steadily, it has grown to be about a foot tall and wide. It is so easy to take care of … Continue reading

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Nearly spring

My sister spent the day with me, bless her heart. We went to the flower market at 5:30 am to pick up fake birds and butterflies for a new display garden that will be up until May 10. We took … Continue reading

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White crocus

What makes these all the more miraculous: they grow so sweetly a few feet from a busy road where 60,000 cars blast past each day.

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Fun with succulents

Here is a planter I made with indoor succulents. The customer brought in a long white acrylic container. It has two sedum varieties, jade plant, haworthia, kalanchloe, pepperomia and a few more. Here’s where it appeared.

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Windflower

Anemone coronaria RANUNCULACEAE, The Ranunculus family I made it out into the world today – reconfigured my appraisal of the season – braved the changeable weather and walked to meet a friend. Was greeted along the way by the deep … Continue reading

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Devil’s Matchstick

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may Wonderful lichen at Triple falls.

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The Display Garden’s Last Day

The last day of the show, Sunday, is the day I realize the display garden only exists for three days and all the work the design team and crews did over the last three months will be dismantled and recycled. … Continue reading

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