Saturday, April 25, 2009

Update: Snap Peas

Peas have reached the top of the netting and still growing.
Look at that pretty white flower!
And the freshest snow peas! Mmmm.... I'm thinking stir fry.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Different Colors of the Kalanchoe Flower

I've been collecting all sorts of kalanchoes for years now. Most of my kalanchoes hanging by the fence is growing in "strawberry bags". And some in pots mixed with other color kalanchoes.
Pink
faded pink - light pink
Orange
White
Violet
Red
And this one a hybrid, with double petals - a yellow kalanchoe.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pitaya or Dragon Plant: New Shoots from Cuttings

Guess what that is? Yes, it's a shoot coming from my pitaya (dragon fruit) cutting that I planted last November. So finally, I can say that I have been successful growing a pitaya from cuttings. These are three cuttings that I got from the Farmer's Market. But only one of the three cuttings have these growths - and currently there are four of these shoots!
And they are growing fast!
Those weed-looking plants growing in my pitaya pot are actually bird seeds that are growing. I had this pot under my bird's cage and that's how those plants got there. It's pitaya and bird seeds for my bird!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Haworthia Cymbiformis

This is a haworthia cymbiformis. The tag says it's native to Cape Town, South Africa. It forms rosettes with translucent "windowed" leaf tips to allow for photosynthesis. It is a winter grower, dormant in summer months. Requires very porous soil with excellent drainage. Protect from frost. Provide filtered light. Hardy to 32 F. Water thoroughly when soil is dry.
It is growing with other succulents - it's a cocktail of succulents in pots.
This one has two flower stalks - all it's flowers hasn't bloomed yet.
The flowers look like this when they bloom. Can you see it? You can click the picture to enlarge it.
They look more green during the winter months. Now that it's starting to get warmer, I've noticed that it's losing some of it's green color and turning more yellowish.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Sown a packet of zinnia "exquisite" today.
Sown a couple of cucumber seeds saved from last year's crop.
A few freesia bulbs.
And here is Bryant who went fishing with me last time at Fish Canyon Trail.