Went to a couple nurseries and big-box home improvement stores looking for 1/4 inch drip irrigation tubing with emitters spaced 6 inches apart. I didn’t find any but got a couple of plants.
I got the following from Mid City Nursery:
– Celery 6 cell-pack (I’ve never grown Celery, except for the Asian Leaf types)
– Red Russian Kale 6 cell-pack
– Tree Collard 4 inch pot with 2 plants which I later divided into two pots
– Coleus ‘Dark Star’
– Coleus ‘Big Chief’
I also bought a bag of Bonsai Mix which I will try making some String Balls planters with.
As I putting things away in the patio, I found a box that contained Gladiolus, Dahlia and Asiatic Lily bulb/tuber/corms that my brother bought at clearance a month or two ago. They were not in good condition, but I thought I would go ahead and plant them just incase I can save them.
This morning, I went to the Berkeley Rose Garden to meet up with some members of the East Bay Modern Quilting Guild to take photos of some quilts. It was my first time at the Berkeley Rose Garden and they had tons of roses. I saw Cyn, Lauren with her two kids and Margaret. I didn’t have any of my own quilts but took some photos of theirs.
Afterwards, I stuck around and shot some photos of the Roses and other plants around the garden. It was a beautiful warm day… but I kept dropping my camera lenses! Argh!
I then passed by Westbrae Nursery and picked up two Coleus: Coleus ‘Mozaik Thin Mint’ and Coleus ‘Mozaik Lava Red’ . I also saw a pretty double Spidery Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum maximum ‘Aglaya’) .
Before going back home, I also passed by Complete Garden Supply and purchased more cheap basic black pots (1, 2 and 3 galloon sizes) and some 10×10 trays.
Carpobrotus chilensis, Sea Fig/Ice Plant
Me and my Mom went to a Filipino festival at the Vallejo waterfront. I noticed that there were Ice Plant branches near the Vallejo waterfront (parked cars ran over them), so I tore some of the healthy tips and will try to grow them.
Opuntia subulata cristata (Crested Eve’s Needle)
Later, we went to Lowe’s and I found a small 2 inch crested form of Opuntia subulata, which I bought.
Tagging along the Opuntia subulata cristata, were some broken Cotyledon sinus-alexandri leaves, which I will try to root.
I saw several Horseradish roots at a local grocery store and some had sprouts growing out of it. There were several sprouts broken off and I had to save this one. I hope it’ll grow, so I placed it in a little bit of water to try to get it to root.
I placed the Pawpaw seed I want to grow into moist sphagnum moss… which I then placed in a plastic bag and poked several small holes on top. I’ll refridgerate this for some time before I’ll grow it. I read that it must receive a 90 to 120 day stratification.
I collected a few cutting along my way to work this morning. I got a sprig of Fairy Crassula (Crassula multicava) and an unusual relative of the Ice Plant (Oscularia deltoides). I also found some Aspargus Fern seeds (Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii’).
Once I got home, I planted these as well as the three other succulents that I found last Saturday.
As I was walking back to work from lunch today, I happen to see this pink flower, so I snapped a photo.
Once I got to work and looked at the photo, I realized that this is a Passiflora, so I went back and took a cutting and a fruit. I’m going to try to propagate this by both cutting and seed (if there are any viable seeds).