Saturday, April 11, 2009

Not Dead.

I haven't posted on this blog for almost 3 months. Mostly because nothing really interesting happened in that time period, and because I kept forgetting to update my blog. But just as the plants came out of winter dormancy, so has my blog. This week was a race against time, as there was an unexpected break in the rain Monday and Tuesday, and my family had to furiously plant a lot hyacinths, de-weed the flowerbed, and trim some trees. I also got some great pictures that my sister made:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Amaryllis blooming.


This is my first post this year. I was kinda swamped, and didn't have any time to post for a while. It was about a week and a half ago that my Amaryllis started to show some signs of blooming, and now it's in full bloom! It's kinda tall and tipsy, but the flowers are amazing. After it blooms I have to let the leaves die back, remove it from the pot, let it dry out, and store it in a cool well ventilated place until spring when I can plant it in the back yard. I hope it will bloom next year. I also managed to make a cool looking Mr Chlorophyll icon to water mark my pictures.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Great birthday present.

Well my Birthday is almost here and I surfed the web looking for what I want. This little thing caught my eye. It's an electronic pot that tells you it's needs via a series of pictograms on an LCD display. It uses sensors to find the plant's moisture level,temperature and it even can be updated via a usb cable so it can take optimal care of your specific plant type. I so want this! The only problem is that it doesn't exist yet, and it'll probably cost $1000+ if it did exist. Maybe in 20 years they might get around to actually making one of these.

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas!

It finally happened! Snow started to fall around Sunday morning, and has created quite a few problems for me. Unfortunately, some of my "Winter resistant" cacti I planted outside weren't so fulfilling of their name. The victims were two succulents that grew pretty well in the summer and a potted succulent that I really didn't pay much attention to. They seem to be the only things "The White Death" has claimed of my plants. The good part is that I have received my winter school break and had enough time today to go and build a snowman. Isn't he cute? I didn't have the time to go look under the snow for a few things and substituted the nose and mouth with some old paint from the garage.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Patience Is A Virtue

Well it has been almost a month since I updated my blog. There's not many plants to photograph in Mid-December. But fortunately for me , after an entire year of watering and a transplant, my Christmas cactus gave me a surprise! This Christmas cactus came from a piece of my mom's Christmas cactus that got ripped off in a Christmas tree decorating freak accident last year. It grew like a weed for the whole year, and even outgrew the small pot I planted it in, so I had to move it into the Hexagon bamboo porcelain pot. It's a little dusty because I was afraid that if I move it the extremely fragile flower will fall off. Well I hope my Amaryllis bulb will be as lucky.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hyacinth troubles.

Well, obviously I didn't foresee this happening. It appears that my hyacinths aren't getting enough sun and are growing pretty dwarf-like. It's probably because we haven't a had a sunny day since early October, and it doesn't have enough energy to grow bigger. At least it smells heavenly and it doesn't look too bad.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I know this post doesn't have anything to do with plants but I wanted to share my trip to The Grotto Catholic Church last Saturday. This place had very nice scenery and large gist shops where you could buy necklaces, statues, and even coffee. They're obviously preparing for Christmas and are setting up Christmas lights.