I had some success propagating new hydrangeas using the bend-down-and-bury-a-branch method. I took a low branch (still attached to the mother plant), scraped off a little bit of the outer green bark layer, and buried that portion under a little bit of dirt and held it down with a big rock so the branch wouldn’tContinue reading “(not so) wordless Wednesday”
I’ve been getting a lot of knitting done. Nothing difficult, but mindless enough that it all comes off easily and quick enough to be satisfying. Aren’t these colors lovely? The shading shifts in just the right way. The big safety pin is holding stitches, waiting for me to come back and add the thumb. IContinue reading “around home”
Any idea what this plant is? They were planted beside a restaurant, so probably aren’t going to get much bigger. (???) I was thinking it’s some kind of magnolia, but I don’t know if any varieties stay small. These blossoms are four-inches across. I would love to plant this early bloomer in my yard!
Do the days seem like they go on and on lately? I wonder if it’s the time change. . .and not having caught up yet. It’s nice when I am working on a project and could use more time–but on the other hand, it seems like what should be a quick project takes forever. That’sContinue reading “endless Sunday afternoon”
I’m not entirely sure these really are narcissus. The people who lived in my house before me planted very few flowers, but these are some that came up this spring. They were mixed in with traditional yellow daffodils, so I thought they might be a variation, with bulbs possibly all purchased at the same time.Continue reading “narcissus painting 8″x24″”
I bought this kind of iris bulbs through a fancy mail order catalog fifteen years ago. I loved them, each bulb produced a single flower perfect for cutting. In the catalog, it was called a “Japanese Iris,” and I thought maybe it was special since it has a bulb rather than a rhizome. Perhaps not aContinue reading “iris note”
Our Christmas amaryllis bloomed just in time for Valentine’s Day. It has all four trumpet flowers showing now, but the light’s not good for an extra photo. Still, you can see how pretty it is. Sorry I didn’t get this up in time for the day. I hope yours was lovely. 🙂
For those who haven’t been reading forever, “mspt” is “make something pretty today.” I used a wreath frame from the floral section in the dollar store, and ribbon and fresh lavender. You have to gather the lavender on just the right day–too soon, and it’s not fragrant, too late and it’s gone to seed. IContinue reading “mspt: lavender wreath”