Saturday, July 4, 2020

B. staudtii

I like this view into one of my terrariums. I can look at it from my desk. It's B. staudtii and I like everything about this plant. The texture of the leaves, the little hairs on the stems, the yellow flowers and the orange color of the blooms before they open. Plus it's a begonia that is easy to grow in a terrarium!

B. staudtii

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Fox on Security Camera

A fox has been reported in the area and I finally got a few seconds of one on the cheapo security camera.


Here is a still photo from the video.  I'm really glad to see the fox it and I hope it stays around for a while.  It's a great eco-friendly way to keep the rodent population in check.


Gray Fox



Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Begonia, The Big Easy

I like the big blooms on the begonia, The Big Easy.  And I think the morning dew makes for a nice picture.

Begonia The Big Easy
Begonia The Big Easy

Begonia The Big Easy

Boliviensis hybrid, Mistral Pink

This Boliviensis hybrid, Mistral Pink makes a great hanging basket.

Boliviensis hybrid, Mistral Pink

Monday, June 22, 2020

An Acorn Woodpecker at a Bird Feeder

Well I've never seen this before.  It's an Acorn Woodpecker eating at one of the bird feeders.  He's a bit big for this feeder, but he manages to twist himself around to get to the seed.  It's a male because there is no black patch between the white forehead and red crown.  And it's a juvenile because it's eyes are black and adults have white eyes.

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Popular Impatien

This impatien is growing by the front door.  It is very popular with visitors.  It's impatiens auricoma x bicauudata.  


Impatien auricoma x bicauudata

Impatien auricoma x bicauudata

Monday, June 15, 2020

Mike Flaherty's Tuberous Begonia

Mike Flaherty is growing the best looking picotee tuberous begonia.  I like the contrast of the color on the edge compared to the rest of the petal.  One of my favorites!  

PicoteeTuberous Begonia

PicoteeTuberous Begonia

PicoteeTuberous Begonia