Monday, December 27, 2010

New Article!

New gardening article up at the Examiner:

A native plant!

Meaningless Yule tree ornament pictures

The tree is tilting badly because Silver keeps getting in it and he's NOT a small cat. A few ornaments have been broken. I've moved most of the vintage ones away from where he can reach them. This is the first year he's had a Christmas tree, even though we've had him a couple of years now.

Friday, December 24, 2010

New Article Posted!

Not that anyone will be looking at things like this on Christmas eve, but it'll still be there later:

Happy holidays to all!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

R.I.P. Mr. Moose

The moose that has been hanging around got hit and killed on the road last night. They were pulling his body out of the ditch today when we drove past.

The moose are so scarce here, it's a shame when one gets killed especially so young. And he was a pretty cool animal.

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Article Posted!

Caring for your cut Yule tree:

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas lights up!

Got some of the Yule decorations up:
The magic blooming Christmas ficus.

The old Baroque mirror with lights and tinsel over it.

Lights on the sideboard, with a glass bowl of ornaments cat proofed with double sided tape.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Article Posted!

A review of one of my very favorite gardening books:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Article Posted!

How to take care of that amaryllis you got for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Article Posted!

Continuation of the discussion of scientific plant names:

Results of tissue culture class

Well, one petri dish filled with mold, but one is still clean and on 11/1/2010 I saw signs of growth. The baby plantlets should be at least an inch tall by now, but it's a time of year with short days so I think (hope) that is what's slowing them down. They stay in the petri dish until they are an inch tall.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A quick photo

Why, yes, that IS a huge moose! He was eating frozen apples off a tree.

New Article Posted!