Sunday, September 30, 2007

i moved my tropicals into my office/sunroom today, despite the uncommonly warm weather. the blue passion flower is still blooming.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

passiflora 'lady margaret' is still putting on a show

Friday, September 28, 2007

ok, the brugmansia is making me weak, i just have to post more pictures of it. 'pink beauty' prefers the night time, when its fragrance is intoxicatingly tropical. one may forget for a moment that one lives in the (winter coming soon) ne usa.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

overloaded with blooms, brugmansia 'pink beauty' droops in the unusual, record-breaking, late september heat.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

joe joe with lantana flowers sprinkled on his poof

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

brugmansia 'pink beauty' has over 20 flowers right now

Monday, September 24, 2007

view of the dogwood changing color through an attic window

Sunday, September 23, 2007

evergreen magnolia leaf wreath i made yesterday

Saturday, September 22, 2007

lespedeza still putting on a show

Friday, September 21, 2007

monarch butterfly sampling 'ellen's blue' buddeleia

Thursday, September 20, 2007

teeny skipper butterfly smaller than my thumbnail in the late summer sun

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

northern crescent butterfly visits verbena bonariensis town.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

decorative pea plant

Monday, September 17, 2007

the lespedeza my brother gave me last year is falling over itself with flowers

Sunday, September 16, 2007

sweet autumn clematis blooming atop the harry lauder walking stick, in front of dogwood with changing leaf color

Saturday, September 15, 2007

bees visiting sedum 'autumn joy' in the afternoon

Thursday, September 13, 2007

here is the back side of the night blooming cereus flower. i think this view is prettier than the front.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

last night, on 9/11, the night blooming cereus opened for business! this photo was taken about 10pm. i got up at 3am to see it still blooming, but by 7am it was drooping. the scent was so strong and tropical! i wonder if any of our local bats tried to pollinate it? the flower was 8 inches in diameter.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

passiflora 'pura vida' blooming among basket grass in front of a cobalt planter

Monday, September 10, 2007

the night blooming cereus has a bud! it has only bloomed once before, and i missed it, so this time we will be watching closely and staying up one night to see it completely open.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

rose 'heritage' is still going strong despite the recent drought

Saturday, September 08, 2007

japanese anemones, with their pink pearl buds, are still blooming...

Friday, September 07, 2007

my neighbor tony gave me a 3 foot long sqaush that he grew!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

caryopteris 'silver knight' is just blooming

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Last weekend we went to MOMA to see the Richard Serra sculptures. I like his work because it can be experienced. One of his sculptures offered the museum goers several paths and then funnelled them all together at the center, so people had to take turns leaving the sculpture. I thought it was funny, other people seemed annoyed.

At the MOMA website they have a nifty film showing the installation of Serra sculptures in the Rockerfeller garden which is truly worth every 53 seconds:

Monday, September 03, 2007

i love this odd little shrub, westringia romariniformis, from austrailia by way of logee's.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

i short trip to the woods revealed these lichens.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

i bought this chinese yixing clay teapot at teance in berkeley. the lichen design represents long life.