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  • Photo-upload-428752?1429633215
    21 Apr 2015
    Since moving back to the prairies my poor orchids have been suffering. Very little, if any growth, and far too many leaves dying for my like. See, on the coast I had the perfect spot. I already had the benefit of higher humidity, add to that ...

    Brassavola digbyana , Angraecum calceolus Orchid , Paph. 'Dan Browning' , and Phalaenop...

    Clear 11°C / 52°F
  • Photo-upload-428822?1429718991
    20 Apr 2015
    I came home from the studio in mid-afternoon and the air was filled with the scent of honey. The trees are a pointillist painting of brilliant yellow green flowers and tiny leaflets - so beautiful and so fleeting. I thought to garden but mostly ju...

    Tulipa tarda Blooming, Arabis x sturii , Beyond the Pale garden , Hellebore Ashwood Gol...

    Sunny 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-428601?1429411890
    18 Apr 2015
    Yesterday's forecast was 40% chance of rain, I looked at the sky and thought it looks like rain, maybe it will only rain on the peaks. It didn't, it rained all morning and then slowly cleared until supper time when we got the forecast thunderstorm...

    Hellebore 'Red Lady' , Drumstick primula , and Tulipa pulchella 'Chinese Coral' Blooming

    Mostly Cloudy 13°C / 55°F
  • Photo-upload-428690?1429532053
    20 Apr 2015
    Writing folia entries instead of listening to NPR because I just really can't bear to sit through the Republican alternate-reality show this morning. So, here's the update: The seedlings are doing great! My tomatoes are at 3", I'll have four se...

    Nasturtium- Cherries Jubilee , Herb- Sweet Curly Parsley , Zinnia , Sunflowers- Birds a...

    Rain 12°C / 54°F
  • Photo-upload-428593?1429410430
    18 Apr 2015
    These are all taken in the south part of our yard...east to west.

    Partly Cloudy 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-428639?1429463845
    19 Apr 2015
    Good news: True leaves! Bad news: The seed leaves are curling. Why?

    Bean 'Contender' Showing True Leaves and Starter garden

  • Photo-upload-428646?1429473527
    19 Apr 2015
    I had my astrological chart done, and it's full of air and fire signs, apparently. (Capricorn sun, Sag rising, Mercury in Scorpio, everything else in Aquarius). So my impulse to have water in the backyard is apparently a sound one, as that balance...

    Narnia garden and Savory Walk garden

    Mostly Cloudy 11°C / 52°F
  • Photo-upload-428732?1429587652
    20 Apr 2015
    The Columbines are blooming! No IDs on most but they are so pretty.

    Clear 12°C / 54°F
  • Photo-upload-428598?1429410490
    18 Apr 2015

    Partly Cloudy 21°C / 70°F