Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Red Bird of Paradise

Red Bird of Paradise

Red Bird of Paradise

Red Bird of Paradise

Black Eyed Susan

One of three black eyed susan vines. This one has four true leaves at 17 days old. Too bad my gourd seeds are not doing as well, they haven't even germinated :(

New Coreopsis bud

Here is one of two new buds on this Mardi Gras flower. There was an unfortunate accident where the stem broke over and I thought this guy was a goner. I ended up trimming it down a bit to shorten it and a few days later these new flower buds sprouted. Hopefully these will make it further than the older ones did.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Catnip Flower

I'm not really sure what that red thing is on the left. Maybe those are the seeds. I can't really tell just yet.

This is the first picture that I am satisfied with taken out of my micro light studio. I will need to run to Micheal's in a little while to pick up some poster board for the background.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Here is the flower from another angle.


Took this just to pass some time by. My new Sage plant should be delivered today. :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


A tiny water drop.

Catnip Flower

Catnip Leaves

Fun with Lighting

Fun with Lighting
Originally uploaded by mexifelio
A bunch of Catnip flowers ready to bloom.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) flowers.

A Love-Bug!
Some Coleus flowers starting to open up.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Runner Bean 'Scarlet' (Phaseolus coccineus).

This one is growing extremely fast and is already pretty big for only after a few days.
Close-up of a flower bud.

A flower's beginning.

Mardi Gras.

A little flower bud in the background.

Extreme Close-up.

Petals starting to open up.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A little visitor to the Garden. Can you spot him?

He must love the smell of basil.

"Make sure you get my good side!"

Friday, June 13, 2008

Runner Bean 'Scarlet' (Phaseolus coccineus) 7 days after sprouting.

Love in a Puff vine 10 days after sprouting. His stem is so tiny, I hope he doesn't fall over!

Close-up of the leaf.

It doesn't look like much has changed with the Snapdragon cuttings. On one hand the leaves aren't really growing any more, but on the other hand they haven't withered away and died. I could pull it out of the soil and see if any roots are coming out, but I don't want to risk any damage. For now I will just keep them in the greenhouse and see what happens.

Here are Coriander flowers nesting all up in Basil plant's grill.

Another flower bud on the Coleus.

Wow, Mina's hair really is everywhere.
Snapdragon Pictures.

Looks a bit monstrous eh?

A look inside.

Deeper inside.

Ohh, I'm having twins!

Mardi Gras opening up its petals. I am assuming they would spread out and fill in. He looks kind of like a wet cat right now. :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The lone survivors of a packet of red sunflower seeds. I had no idea they would be this hard to grow!!! I think there are about 2 or 3 seeds left out of the entire pack. I felt so bad because the wind kept knocking them over since I had them in these little plastic fruit cups. They have now been upgraded to this huge pot. I hope I am repaid by at least ONE flower. Is that too much to ask?

Love in a Puff at 8 days old!
He is growing really fast. I can certainly see why this would be considered a weed in some areas even though I am a little skeptic seeing as how I only had one seed germinate out of five.
I am still calling him my miracle baby. :)

This Celosia flower bud is coming in just nicely!

Here are some newly sprouted Black Eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata) vines. The picture is a little blurry because it is from my camera phone. Hopefully I will be able to take some clearer shots in a few days.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Snapdraggon (Antirrhinum majus) with it's flowers almost open.
I had to re pot this guy because he was getting a little too overcrowded. Hopefully he will live through the transition and doesn't die.

Here are three sweet pea vines (Dipogon lignosus) that I transplanted into a 10" terra cotta pot with a huge trellis for them to play with.