Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cityfied



I've not been staying in one place recently. Garden is thankfully thriving due to rain. After this week I'm back to waking up early and developing it-- but in the meantime, I've got a lot of photos on my computer. The other day I saw these neat bromeliads in Greenbelt. I never knew they flowered like that!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Transplanting

I've been transplanting in the rain. I got my first raincoat ever and thought to try it out.

Got some kadyos, rosal, anis, and kalamansi in. Takes a lot of work, but I dig the holes (lots of rocks hereabouts), put a healthy dose of composting matter in, put plant in hole, and mulch with leaves. I also put some coffee grounds about.

They're all doing pretty well. Here's the anis and kalamansi. I thought they should be neighbors.

Stung



The other day I was stung on the arm by this tiny beautiful caterpillar. Felt quite like a jellyfish sting. Welted up as you'd expect, but later in the subsided to a flat red mark.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Rain Maximization



Since the rains started, the alugbati vines have been producing above-ground white roots that look like fungi.



Saturday, October 4, 2008

Egg-Sitting



She laid her eggs in the container of beans! There are two chicks that hatched yesterday under Puti's hot pwet, but they belong to this mama. I'll explain more later.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Macau Plants

I was in Macau for a week. The city has virtually no green space, but they have nice little surprises in pots all over.

Here are some periwinkle (tsitsirika) and an amaranth species of some sort: