Avonia quinaria subsp. alstonii
Avonia quinaria subsp. alstonii
Photosynthesis? Who needs that. Not this marble queen it seems
I knew it was a very prolific variety, so I intentionally grew a single, non-prolific plant first.
As I thought, I gradually divided the head and then further divided the head.
Everything was so thirsty because watering all the plants was not a priority during the Texas outages. But everything has fresh soil and water and is looking much better.
My big arrowhead (syngonium) has been so consistent, so I got a baby pink syngonium to go with it. Next to those two arrowheads are a bunch of cuttings from my purple hearts that I’m going to root to share/give away. My dragon tree (dracaena marginata) from ikea is there on the floor.
All that remains of the orange/lemon trees are in that dark green pot – the one lemon tree really seems to be hanging in there! but they did not like when I transferred them to a grow bag outside.
Next in line are the 3 smaller pothos (n’joy, satin, neon). The little croton cutting was tucked in that tiny pot with another croton plant and it had it’s own root! I love a bonus plant. I ended up putting that cutting on A’s desk since he likes to have at least one plant there. The christmas cactus didn’t flower this year outside, so I’m back to keeping it in here.
It’s not uncommon for weeds to pop up in pots, but they usually aren’t orchids. This species, Zeuxine strateumatica, commonly known as the lawn orchid, is native to Asia, but has been steadily expanding its range thanks to the nursery trade. It probably was present as a seed in this alocasia’s pot before it was shipped to the retail nursery I bought it from. It apparently prefers relatively moist habitats, which does not describe our yard, so I don’t think it’s likely to take off here. For now we can appreciate it for the tenacious little hitchhiker it is.
we like to climb walls in this apartment
Scruffy mess 🥐
This is the VERY FIRST time a root has grown from a snake plant prop for me. This hovering over water thing was my best idea ever.
Uncommon picture of me
African Violet ‘Rhapsodie Stephanie’
This one was my only houseplant down the shore to survive hurricane Sandy when it hit.
I got a little Marimo Moss Ball! This guy is so cute and fun, I change his every week, and give him ice cubes every few days when his water warms up. He’s really fun to twirl around with my finger when I’m stuck in class 🙄 I definitely recommend getting one! He’s a good plant because you don’t have to worry about overwatering and you get to care on it so much!
When you pull the propagations from their bottles 😳
Hashtag looooong roots!
Have a great weekend everyone!! 🪴
new season wheeeeee
Few of my faves hangin out 🥰
I can finally care about my plants again after a few days of being sick and dehydrated again.
Pregnancy is fucking rough.
Another example of a prairie scaping project, that again, isn’t restoration, but is very deliberate and has many of the same benefits that come with a restoration. Placements of different forbes and the use of scale is semi purposeful, yet after purposeful placement they allow seeds to naturally spread and imbricate. These gardens are well signed and encourage more visiting since they can be seen from the road, this area is being actively stewarded and also has a number of different examples of gardening set up including an orchard.
In many areas, more impact can be done in mcmansion hell and cookie cutter late cap façade subdivisions by convincing neighbors of the alternative to the normalized sterile lawn hell scapes. Leaving a little lawn and adding structure can still convince your neighbors subliminally that the native ecosystems are better alternatives. The gardening this OSU professor is doing is a form of prairie scaping, not reconstruction, but still beneficial. Curving paths of native short grass and path sedge, rounded bed edges, three types of upland prairies from short- tall to add a sense of dimension. This is a garden by all definitions because even the pallet and the broad cast technique is delineate. In areas where you have to fight a homeowners association this may be the best alternative obtainable and will eventually convince neighbors of it’s beauty. Eventually adding signs explaining ecosystem benefits and ecology can be added to provide additional information once the idea catches on. Signs and education are necessary to promote others to learn and explore. The signs also add a level of invitation, inviting people to use the space instead of giving them the notion of a private garden. The paths and even the lawn here are created with native seed mix still a type of monoculture but definitely more beneficial and more sustainable than sod and Europeoon lawn bull malarchy. Removing the lawn and gardening or restoring all space is obviously the most ideal situation, so I hope that this professor’s lawn has decreased in modern time.
it’s hard to tell from this picture, but my girl is actually really happy to have her balcony back in order. I did scooch these grow bags over a bit after taking the picture so she had a bit more space on the concrete.
If anyone knows the name of the peperonmia please let me know.
The other is a calathea makoyana