Wish List: Turkey Pots

Olmec pottery featuring turkeys

turkey pots
turkey pots. Originally uploaded by steffan.

Fruits and Veggies…

I took this photo a few days ago… I think the birds got to them today.


The first Sikkim Cucumber

Young Sikkim Cucumber

Italian Plums washed and ready to share with co-workers

Italian Plums

My New Orchid + Seedpods + Seed

My friend Darwin and I bought this Orchid this weekend for under $20. I spilt it into two and kept half for myself.

My New Unknown Orchid

I’m not sure what cultivar it is. Anyone know?

The Amaryllis seedpod that I’ve been watching has started to pop open, so I collected the seeds, which I will plant as lblanchard did.

Amaryllis Seed Pod

Speaking of seeds… I found this seed in a parking lot near my work. At first I thought it was just a coffee bean, but it had a skin (similar to a peanut skin) that came off. I’m not really sure what it is, but I planted it to see if it grows.

Found Seed

Wish List: Paper Spine Cactus

I previously wrote an entry asking for this cactus’ name, and I got a response that it was ‘Opuntia Diademanta’.

Today, a fellow Flickr user told me it is ‘Tephrocactus articulatus var. papyracanthus’ or Paper Spine Cactus. ( DG PlantFile )

What ever it is, i love it!

Camera Troubles…

I had some trouble with my camera today. A couple of my photo got corrupted and when I deleted them and took more photos, some would get corrupted. Luckily, I take multiple shot of each subject, so I didn’t loss too much.

I figured that there was some bad areas on the memory card, so I downloaded all the photos that could be downloaded and reformatted the card.

I took several hundred test photos and encountered more corruption, which confirmed that there are bad areas on the memory card.

I then remember a trick that I use to do back in the Atari days when I would get bad sectors on floppy disks.

My trick to avoid the corrupted area


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Some of the Kangkong (Water Spinach) ( photos from 3 days ago ) that I placed in water have already started to sprout some roots.

I’m looking online to see how to plant them, since they are aquatic plants. I read somewhere that they can be planted in soil, but they are tougher and stouter than if they were floating in water. We don’t have a pond and I don’t really want to leave them in a body of water, because of the fear of mosquitoes. Maybe I can plant them in gravel like Lucky Bamboo or maybe in a hole-less pot with bog soil. Hmmm?

I also noticed that something chewed on one of my baby Kongs (the velvety red one) ( photo from 4 days ago ) and knocked it down. I think it’s time for Sluggo. I cut the fallen tips and rooted it.

The same thing happened to a branch of my Coleus ‘Kiwi Fern‘ a few days ago. Surprisingly, the cutting already has root, so I potted it up in soil.

I also spy the smallest baby Lemon Cucumber… Yeay!

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Another Look at Sunflowers…

Sunflower Back   Backlit Sunflower

From the back and backlit at sunset.