Here is a long thread on keeping moss as a houseplant that I pulled off my twitter, wrapped up as a blog post - so now you can read about practical moss gardening without having to visit that website :>
Blue Tits on my bird feeders. I think these are all juveniles, given how shaky they were at times trying to hold on
I don’t have any vegetable beds yet, and maybe I won’t ever because I’m shade lover, but this year I’m growing tomatoes and peppers in big pots on the back patio. They’re making the space nicer, and the concrete holds in the heat at night.
The big pots have some carrots (I’ve had good luck with this in the past). I planted borage, which is missing from my garden. In a few weeks I’ll start lettuce. Sunflowers grown from birdseed and filet beans are in the pots by the door.
sad #plants Show more
poor baby 😢 repotted 10 days ago and let dry out before watering, but she's still only getting less green
#Florespondence: Iris sibirica 'Flight of Butterflies'.
Sibirica irises don't mind being in damp soil or having part-shade. Ideal for a boggier area of the garden. This is a smaller flower than many irises, but no less beautiful.
And you can so easily imagine the flowers as butterflies!
#florespondence I've never much noticed the summer tree blossoms before. A golden raintree maybe? I can head down to look at leaves during my break if anybody wants a firmer I.D.
After that, we walked by the community garden where we had a plot for ~7 years. It was nice to see the plot next to our old one overflowing with flowers (and a hummingbird!), a dense residential building on what used to be a surface parking lot, a new mural and the exterior wall we'd helped clean up & plant in our last year there absolutely thriving.
I've been so frustrated with so many things in Seattle lately, and hadn't realised how much I needed to see something thriving.
me, after a couple weeks of working full-time from home: "really, you need a routine that lets you get into the right headspace to stay focused and get stuff done"
me, after 3 years of working full-time from home: "ok, so there are exactly 24 species of birds that visit the birdfeeder outside my window. I've named 10 of the birds, and there is one Mourning Dove, Phyllys, that is my favorite. The Wrens and Starlings are currently at war, with the Grackles taking advantage of the distraction to e
Roses trained over the door -- a cliche for pretty, but someone had to wrestle with the thorns. I wonder if that increases the sense of protection.
#florespondence in Seattle
Bunch of wet flowers from a rainy dog walk #florespondence
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food 🍓 Show more
fresh strawberries, strawberries in oats, strawberry smoothies... mmmmmmm... one day... want infinite berries...