Photography 101: Connect

A stem of hybrid Desert Rose was connected to a Bangkok Kalachuchi to form a single plant. The gardener aims to combine SERENA’s  beautiful flowers and variegated leaves  with the roots of a “local” variety of Desert Rose that offers vigor and resilience. Horticulturists call this process grafting. Since hybrid Adeniums may take years to produce seedlings, grafting can…

#67 purple Torenia

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” –Alice Walker

Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret

My mom was so happy when this orchid produced a bloom in the last week of August 2011. However, her gladness was short-lived when a garden pest feasted on the sepals and petals of Cattleya ‘Tip Mali’. Mom regretted that she hadn’t transferred her plant sooner.

#26 seeds of miniature anthurium

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Rachel Carlson

#25 cactus pollens

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason. Hal Borland “The Certainty – April 5” Sundial of…