Monthly Archives: June 2016

51st Annual CSSA Show & Sale at the Huntington July 1-3, 2016

It’s that time again. The Cactus and Succulent Society of America is holding their 51st Annual Show & Sale at the Huntington July 1st through 3rd, 2016. It’s going to be a long week until Friday. Hope to see you … Continue reading

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friday clippings 6/24/16

Little Diego next-door has taken upon himself the challenge of learning drumming. In the last couple months, he’s been practicing on whatever is handy, whether it be pots, pans, buckets, gates. It was hard to tell at first how invested … Continue reading

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my new earrings (via collaboration of Molly M Designs & Roberto Burle Marx)

You know how one thing leads to another, and before you know it there’s a new pair of earrings coming in the mail? Let me explain. There’s a Roberto Burle Marx exhibit right now at the Jewish Museum in New … Continue reading

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Occasional Daily Weather Report 6/20/16

We thought we’d have the whole house fan installed before the long, hot days of summer, but there’s been a few hiccups. When it finally arrived for pickup at a local big box store, it was shipped without instructions or … Continue reading

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Gladiolus papilio ‘Ruby’

I’ll tell you the same story I told Marty before work this morning, when he caught me around sunrise, barefoot and still in pajamas, crouching in the garden, snapping away with the camera. Back in March of 2014, I sent … Continue reading

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revisiting a local succulent garden

I haven’t revisited the garden I posted about here in person, though I’d love to. But I did find outtakes, photos that, for whatever reason, I didn’t include with the original post, mostly detailed closeups that were repetitive. Some people … Continue reading

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Bloom Day June 2016

In June, it seems like everywhere you point the camera, something is in bloom. Glaucium grandiflorum wants the entire garden for itself, so there’s been lots of ongoing, strategic pruning. The blooms of Eryngium planum eventually slide from silvery-green into … Continue reading

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Stipa ichru

The Peruvian Feather Grass may save the world from Mexican Feather Grass, Nassella (formerly Stipa) tenuissima. Whether the world needs saving from the rampant reseeder MFG depends on your point of view and where you garden. (More on that here.) … Continue reading

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an overgrown corner

When my boys were 5 and 10, respectively, I would have gladly had that moment last about 10 more years. And I knew it at the time. Just stop the clock, please. Gardens are all about change, too, and I … Continue reading

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last of the poppies

I’m just now starting to see photos of poppies in bloom showing up in gardens in colder climates, but by June the annual poppies are usually finished here. In my garden, as June continues the mild, overcast weather of May, … Continue reading

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