Go-out, out-live, out-think, and out-love.

                                                 Trevor Hudson

starting succulents

starting succulents

Yesterday my son suggested we start a cutting of every succulent plant we have. So….here it is, a 72 pod seed starting tray filled with succulent cuttings and I am a little embarrassed to admit, we have more varieties than this! We make our own succulent growing soil by mixing 1/2 potting soil, with 1/4 perlite and 1/4 sand. While rooting, we maintain moisture. After a few weeks, we will transplant these cuttings to 4-inch pots. Now, is a great time to propagate succulents from cuttings.

black cherry tomato

black cherry tomato

We started the Black Cherry Tomatoes by seed from Baker Creek Rareseeds in the middle of February. End of June, we tasted our first tomatoes and are now picking handfuls a day. Beautiful sweet cherry tomatoes.    

traveler’s joy

traveler’s joy

From the moment I wandered into the Clematis Garden at the entrance of Luscher Farms near Lake Oswego, Oregon, I was captivated by these fleshy flowers and fascinated by the mesmerizing seed heads. As a plant lover, I am continually humbled by the beauty and diversity of living things. I meandered through these gardens, moving with awe at the beauty of entering a space so fresh and new. I took just a few photos and eventually wandered out with eager excitement to learn more of the plant native to China sometimes called “traveler’s joy”.            ...

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