Monthly Archives: April 2018

Seeking Family for Oncidium Cabramatta

I have been searching online for a familiar face that is related to my Cabramatta, so named because I bought it at the side of the road in that suburb.  It had no tag and was clinging to half a … Continue reading

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Expiring in 21 days

My premium account  with WordPress expires in 21 days.  I thank WordPress for providing a platform for my writing and a means of sharing my love of gardening.  My original account was free but there was the potential of having … Continue reading

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Must Leave Wordpress

I have been bombarded with this sort of messages from WordPress – pop-ups that won’t go away and won’t allow me to write anything while they are on my screen. I must quit if this does not stop.  My contract … Continue reading

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Final Delivery to The Huge Plant Sale

This morning Ang and I took more of my cutting grown plants to Keith & Maureene’s place for their April 29 charity sale to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. We could see that preparations are earnestly underway: … Continue reading

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Even now–the sun rises

Originally posted on FROO & BOO:
My mother-in-law’s long-time friend, Mary Tang, is a poet. She lives in Australia and recently contacted me about a custom Froo & Boo order. She sent me a poem that she wrote and wanted…

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Vireya Rhododendrons

I often pick up ‘hospital plants’ on visits to the nurseries.  They are always marked down to a fraction of their original price as they are usually unhappy in some way and on their way out.  I like to rescue … Continue reading

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Deflasking Orchid Seedlings

Recently I succumbed to a fit of orchid madness and bought 30 seedlings of the Dockrillia Teretifolium ‘Bridal Vail’ in a flask.  I saw a mature specimen on display at an orchid show and was smitten at once. These are … Continue reading

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An Old Chinese Rose and the Hoverfly

  The Rosa chinensis ‘Mutabilis’ left China ‘prior to 1894’.  The flowers change colour as they age from a pale yellow to deep crimson. I love their simple five-petal blooms and it seems that the hoverfly is also a fan. … Continue reading

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