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Aug 20
This variegated, tri-colored form of “Moses in the Bulrushes” was a rescue, and I finally got it healthy enough to plant in-ground. I’m hoping it takes off, merrily clumping in the ground-covering way my more common oyster plants have done: they serve the garden well as trap plants for snails, keeping them away from the veggies. 
From “oyster plant” to “Moses in the Cradle” … I wonder who had the honor of naming this one?

This variegated, tri-colored form of “Moses in the Bulrushes” was a rescue, and I finally got it healthy enough to plant in-ground. I’m hoping it takes off, merrily clumping in the ground-covering way my more common oyster plants have done: they serve the garden well as trap plants for snails, keeping them away from the veggies. 

From “oyster plant” to “Moses in the Cradle” … I wonder who had the honor of naming this one?


rosasay:

Remember that sharp-edged paddle plant kalanchoe which looked like a wannabe broccoli when its bud stems first shot out? It’s in full bloom now, true to itself in glorious triumph, and unlike broccoli, it won’t get eaten!  (at In the garden)

Update/Correction: Turns out this is a large crassula (and not the paddleplant/kalanchoe relative I thought) called Crassula perfoliata variety falcata, normally blooming during the summer. Common names include Airplane Plant, Propeller Plant, Red Crassula, Scarlet Paintbrush.

rosasay:

Remember that sharp-edged paddle plant kalanchoe which looked like a wannabe broccoli when its bud stems first shot out? It’s in full bloom now, true to itself in glorious triumph, and unlike broccoli, it won’t get eaten! 
(at In the garden)

Update/Correction: Turns out this is a large crassula (and not the paddleplant/kalanchoe relative I thought) called Crassula perfoliata variety falcata, normally blooming during the summer. Common names include Airplane Plant, Propeller Plant, Red Crassula, Scarlet Paintbrush.


Two’s company. This succie is very happy nestled in the jade’s supportive branches.
Update: Learned this is a Crassula perforata, the red-tipping likely making it a variegated cultivar - there is immense variety among these “stacked crassula.” A very good reference page is on Dave’s Garden here: The Stacked Crassulas- Introduction.

Two’s company. This succie is very happy nestled in the jade’s supportive branches.

Update: Learned this is a Crassula perforata, the red-tipping likely making it a variegated cultivar - there is immense variety among these “stacked crassula.” A very good reference page is on Dave’s Garden here: The Stacked Crassulas- Introduction.


Ruffles :: Jimmy’s Orchid.

Ruffles :: Jimmy’s Orchid.


Aug 19


Duet, waking with the morning sunlight - 2 of 3 new blooms on Jimmy’s Orchid.
Uncle Jimmy and Auntie Lee Mahuna, our first neighbors on Auhili, wanted us to have a gift that would always help us remember them when they decided to move, and this cattleya orchid has bloomed every August since (20 years now) without fail. (at In the garden)

Duet, waking with the morning sunlight - 2 of 3 new blooms on Jimmy’s Orchid.

Uncle Jimmy and Auntie Lee Mahuna, our first neighbors on Auhili, wanted us to have a gift that would always help us remember them when they decided to move, and this cattleya orchid has bloomed every August since (20 years now) without fail.
(at In the garden)


Aug 18
Naturebreak :: Another succulent ID’d thanks to @cactusmandan here on Tumblr: This one is an Adromischus cristatus, in the Crassulaceae family, commonly and aptly nicknamed the crinkle leaf plant. It makes me feel fortunate each time I look at it, for I’ve not seen another in any of the nurseries since I bought this one. Just moved it to a larger pot this past weekend. 
Now back to Monday’s work.., (at In the garden)

Naturebreak :: Another succulent ID’d thanks to @cactusmandan here on Tumblr: This one is an Adromischus cristatus, in the Crassulaceae family, commonly and aptly nicknamed the crinkle leaf plant. It makes me feel fortunate each time I look at it, for I’ve not seen another in any of the nurseries since I bought this one. Just moved it to a larger pot this past weekend. 

Now back to Monday’s work.., (at In the garden)


Crazy windy this morning, keeping the dogs and I indoors. Skimming my Tumblr dashboard with my coffee, I was finally able to identify this as Aloe Aristata thanks to Jeff @florafile :: So great, how #thewebisforsharingknowledge
This variety of sawtoothed aloe was one of the first residents in my Auhili Garden, giving me my gardeners confidence because it is so easy to please. It’s now in several places throughout the garden; this one pictured is in a ceramic pot on our deck.
According to Wikipedia it’s also commonly called torch plant and lace aloe, and is not to be confused with the Haworthia fasciata.  (at In the garden)

Crazy windy this morning, keeping the dogs and I indoors. Skimming my Tumblr dashboard with my coffee, I was finally able to identify this as Aloe Aristata thanks to Jeff @florafile :: So great, how #thewebisforsharingknowledge

This variety of sawtoothed aloe was one of the first residents in my Auhili Garden, giving me my gardeners confidence because it is so easy to please. It’s now in several places throughout the garden; this one pictured is in a ceramic pot on our deck.

According to Wikipedia it’s also commonly called torch plant and lace aloe, and is not to be confused with the Haworthia fasciata
(at In the garden)


Aug 17
2nd, late summer crop in our future! So happy to see these! Nearly all the tomato plants are flowering again after the undergrowth pruning I gave them for better wind resistance just before Hurricane Iselle. #hardworkingflowers #gardening #tomatoes #auhili2014  (at In the garden)

2nd, late summer crop in our future! So happy to see these! Nearly all the tomato plants are flowering again after the undergrowth pruning I gave them for better wind resistance just before Hurricane Iselle. #hardworkingflowers #gardening #tomatoes #auhili2014 (at In the garden)


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