Nanay’s Amaryllis…

My Mom is so excited that her Amaryllis is finally blooming. Once it opened she told me to whip out my camera and take a photo of it! :)

Amaryllis Bloom   Amaryllis Bloom Closeup

The blossom spans about 7 inches wide and 8 inches heigh.

*Nanay means Mom or Mother in Tagalog.

Planting Til The Sun Goes Down…

Once I got home, I hurried to plant some pots before it got too late. This is what I planted:

Coleus pot #13: (The orange pot) ‘Sedona’, ‘Rustic Orange’ and ‘Copper Splash’
Coleus pot #14: ‘Purple Oak’
Coleus pot #15: ‘Pineapple Prince’ and ‘Pineapple’
Coleus pot #16: ‘Alabama Sunset’
Coleus pot #17: ‘Amora’

and 2 more non-Coleus pots, but I’m spacing and can’t think of the combinations. I’ll check tommorrow…

This Weekend…

Saturday, June 3, 2006

My Mom woke me up on Saturday morning so we can go to the Vallejo Pista sa Nayon–a Filipino Cultural Festival. Before we left I had to do a bit of gardening.

I checked the seeds that I sowed on Thursday and was surprised that some are sprouting. All of the Zinnias in fact… after only 2 days.

Zinnia Seedling

I also took 12 cuttings of the Lamium I bought last month and planted them in one of the 12-pack Mini Greenhouse. Once these grow a bit, I want to place them in various pots to act as fillers and spillers… I also potted the Jerusalem Sage that I snagged on Friday.

Lamium Cuttings   Jerusalem Sage Cuttings

We then went to Vallejo Pista sa Nayon. It was hot and although I had a baseball hat on, my neck was getting burned, so I bought a “Salakot” hat which made me look like I worked the rice fields. More Pista sa Nayon photos on Flickr.

The exciting part for me was seeing a booth that had a raffle. It’s not that raffles excite me, but one of the prizes was an orchid!… I ended up winning a religious book, but my Mom got the winning ticket for the orchid. This is what she won:


I’m not sure what the cultivar is… I’ll have to do some research.

Sunday, June 4, 2006

My best friend came down from Reno and we did a nursery tour. He’s starting his garden design business and wanted to get some plants for some of his clients… as well as visit his good friends down here.

We went to Annie’s Annuals and Perennials in Richmond and I bought 5 plants:

Blue Eyed Daisy

Wish List: Brazilian Oxalis ‘Silver and Gold’

I just saw someone posting a photo of this Oxalis that doesn’t look like any other Oxalis I’ve ever seen.

Brazilian Oxalis ‘Silver and Gold’ ( DG PlantFile )