Friday, January 13, 2017

Agave update!

Mike wanted to be in the pictures so that people can get an idea of the size of this Agave Salmiana. Mike climbed into the agave for the pictures. In the last picture he is standing on the ground. The edges of the leaves have sharp spines and the leaves are wet and slippery from today's rain. Mike was able to get out with only one wound! Plus he found a white wooden post! Meanwhile the bloom stalk continues to grow.

Agave Salmiana

Agave Salmiana

Agave Salmiana

Agave Salmiana

Agave Salmiana

Friday, December 30, 2016

This is going to get big!

There is a large Agave Salmiana, AKA Green Giant. It's growing just below the house and it's going to bloom! The plant is about 12 to 14 feet in diameter and the bloom stalk will grow to over 20 feet tall when it actually blooms.

Agave Salmiana

Agave Salmiana

Agave Salmiana

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Color in the Garden

Today I went for a little walk around the garden and took the following pictures.














Saturday, November 12, 2016

Begonia Mr Hunt

I'm very fortunate to have this begonia named after me.  It's B. Mr Hunt hybridized by Brad Thompson.

B. Mr Hunt

Blue Ginger


Blue Ginger

Monday, October 24, 2016

Stained Glass Terrarium with Begonia Microsperma

Here is a Stained Glass Terrarium that I made and inside of it I have Begonia Microsperma.  It started sending out little blooms about a week ago.  I like how this terrarium has a viewing pane in the lid so that you see the plant from above.

Stained Glass Terrarium, B. Microsperma
Stained Glass Terrarium, B. Microsperma
Stained Glass Terrarium, B. Microsperma
Stained Glass Terrarium, B. Microsperma

Saturday, October 22, 2016

White-Crowned Sparrow

A small flock of White-Crowned Sparrows were at the bird feeders this morning.  Just as I took this picture of one at the birdbath, they all flew away.

White-crown Sparrow