Sunday, January 4, 2015

Argyroderma and Fenestraria are in Bloom!

The argyroderma (baby's bottom) and fenestraria (window plant or baby toes) are in Bloom!  With more blooms to open.  I think these are fascinating succulents.

Argyroderma (baby's bottom)
Fenestraria (window plant or baby toes)
Argyroderma and Fenestraria,

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Color in the Garden January 1st, 2015

Today is January 1, 2015 so to kick off the new year I decided to take pictures of some color in the garden.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tillandsia Starting to Bloom

I've had this Tillandsia for several years and it has grown several clumps over that time period but this is the first time it has bloomed.  It really came to life right after the rains we received about a week ago.



Saturday, December 6, 2014


It's great to see rain drops in the pine tree.  The four year drought in southern California is taking it's toll and hopefully we will get steady slow rain this rainy season.

Rain drops in the pine tree

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Variegated Plumeria Blooms!

My variegated Plumeria has finally bloomed!  I've had for a year and a half and this is the first time it has bloomed.  They are small blooms that are soft pink with yellow near the center.  There is even a little variegation in the petals.  The nursery where I bought it didn't know what color the blooms would be, I was hoping for something other than white, so I'm very happy.

Variegated Plumeria

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Time-lapse of Cactus Blooming

I made a time-lapse video of a cactus blooming.  This cactus sits in a shady area of our balcony. Yesterday I noticed that it was going to bloom, so I set the time lapse camera up to start taking pictures every thirty seconds beginning at 8:00 AM.  This 24 second video captures about 3.5 hours of cactus blooming.


Here are some stills from the beginning, middle and end.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Another new Passion Vine!

My friend Julie gave me another Passion vine.  This one is called 'Elizabeth' and it 's a hybrid by Patrick Worley.  This bloom is almost 5 inches in diameter.
Passion Flower, Elizabeth