Lotsa Potting…

Saturday, March 17, 2007

I hardly did any gardening today since I went to San Francisco and Oakland to hang out with friends. We saw Zodiac then had “tea service” at… um, I forgot the restaurant. Later, we did some shopping and had dinner at The Home of Chicken and Waffles in Oakland.

I also happened to see a common weed along the side of the road, but this one had variegated leaves, so I took a cutting. I’ll post a photo of it later, to see if anyone can identify it, since I don’t know its name.

Sunday, March 18, 2008

I took a whole bunch of photos in the garden today. I was going to take more photos, but the sun was kinda harsh. My mom was so cute; she helped my by holding a sheet of cardboard to block the direct light from the plants and flowers I photographed.

Siberian Squill   First Columbine Flower

My Mom also showed me a shrub that she had been growing for a few years. She said that this is the first time it bloomed this profusely. I asked he what it was, but she said she lost the tag. Anyone know what this plant/flower is?

Unknown Flower (2 of 3)   Unknown Flower (3 of 3)

I made some Orchid mix with some bark, perlite and charcoal. Initially, I was just going to pot the all white Cymbidium that I bought for my Mom, but she caught me and asked if I can pot the other Orchids she purchased at the SF Orchid show too… so I ended up potting about 3 Orchids.

Potted Cactus and Succulents

I also made a large batch of Cactus mix out for potting soil, perlite and sand. I potted most of my recent succulent purchases from the 99¢ store and the Sonoma Orchid show. I ended up potting about 18 Cactus and Succulents.

  • Hey Joey!

    Pretty sure the mystery flower is a ‘Cameo’ flowering quince – probably my favorite member of that family. :) We’ve got some lovely ones at work right now; they sell really well for us.

    • Hey Jay… Thank you so much for the identification. You ROCK!!! I would have not guessed that this was a Quince because it was so low growing, but I was guessing it was in the Rose family because of the leaves. This is a new discovery for me… oh… and my Mom also says thanks. She says that she remembers Chae-something on the label…

      • This one and the variety ‘Jet Trails’ (single white flowers) are the only low-growing quinces I know of…also ‘Contorta’ gets just 3-4 feet tall. Since we mostly cater to urban gardeners with small spaces, these dwarf quinces are of particular interest to us.

        YAY, so happy I could help out your mom. :)

  • Camellia japonica?

    • momomom, Thanks for your suggestion. Initially, I thought it was in the Camellia family, but the leaves didn’t match. Jay did identify it as a Dwarf Flowering Quince.