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Archive for the 'orchids and other flora' Category

Weather Geeking, Orchid Geeking

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Keeping orchids alive outdoors is a challenge where I live. It’s been raining for almost a week and will most likely rain through this coming week. Nights get down to about 35 degrees and the temp hasn’t topped 42 or so during the day since the rains resumed. I grow a lot of Mexican Laelia [...]

Settling In

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

And on the 12th day, the cat claimed half the lower tier of the greenhouse window. And it was good. It’s also really good to have friendly, open, trustworthy landlords who are sincerely happy that I’m happy. Praise be.

Citywise Fern

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Sword fern growing beneath the roadbed of the 101 freeway in San Francisco, about 35 feet above 13th/Duboce (near Bryant Street). I’m not sure it’ll make it through the summer, but a friend suggested I load up a deluxe Super Soaker with MiracleGro if the fronds get much browner. Not a bad idea. Taken with [...]

Another Weekend Gardening

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Daily 80 to 95 degree temperatures since Thursday have things budding and flowering. Perfect potting/repotting weather.

Three Things I Did Over the Past Two Weeks

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Took an iPhone photo of the first Bulbophyllum orchid that I’ve ever managed to bloom [left] Saw Annie Holmes read at Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley Visited Pt. Reyes for the closing conversation of the Wallace Stenger “Geography of Hope” Seminar (cameraphone pic)

Limahuli Garden Wins Koa Award

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

My favorite place “Keeps It Hawai’i”

Kaua’i June ’07

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Thursday 15th: Land in Lihue, reacquaint self with cats, property, hosts. Friday 16th: Attempt to take hosts to airport but dead battery on rental car gets in the way. Change cars. Hosts make flight in time. Buy $75 worth of groceries for $125. Go home, unpack, get settled, walk around the grounds. Saturday 16th: Resume [...]

Targeting the Australian Tree Fern on Kaua’i, Part II: The Information War

Friday, May 11th, 2007

From The Garden Island.

Targeting the Australian Tree Fern on Kaua’i

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Local plant conservation officials plot their attack.

Limahuli Garden

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Not merely the inspiration for my domain name– my favorite place on the globe to visit. It was a fine, fine day. More photos. The stay thus far.