Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
The Walk back from the hospital down the long alley today with camera in hand. The morning was damp, after night time fog. I saw an unofficial in bloom Wakefield..
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The Colours were magic, and i loved the solitary tree silhouetted against the warm colours of the end of the day.
More post soon between working/sleeping.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Opening it I thought thats good it will be my order.Nestled inside a bag of saw dust are three Bletilla Bulbs.My mail order orchids!!
Alas the other seeds were NOT in there, so whether they are coming seperately I dont know.The instructions say put the bulbs in 4"-5" pots and keep watered.I will do that later.
The wait for the other seeds continues..
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
My hospital orchid pic.I painted for two hours last night trying to get the idea of the orchid.
As I have been reading the history of the orchid i saw many naturalists took illustrators along with them to paint the new specimins they saw.
The Northern Orchid growing association had over 700 paintings of prize winning flowers.
I'm not an artist and i have come back to painting late on after taking photos.
I will upload picture that i drew it from.I displayed it on the computer screen for the colours..
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
The yellow flowers of Forsythia, one of the spring flowering shrubs within the hospital grounds.
I have described them before as liquid sunshine, the way the yellow flowers cascade down the branches.
They are like old friends who you see once a year, marking the transition between Winter to springtime.
Stormy clouds yesterday, my view from the bench in the alley behind the hospital.
Weeping willow.I think they look so graceful, and sad at the same time.The wind was blowing really hard yesterday..
Taking pictures walking to work.I think this a white flower on a small magnolia tree.The flowers look like white light bulbs before they open with soft silky petals.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I bought some compost, plastic pots, and seed trays.I found some plug plant Gazania's which i wanted to grow from last year.
The next thing i might get is some grow houses.Literally just shelves that can grow seedlings on that are open to light.I dont have central heating, just electric heaters.It is warming up so soon I wont need them.
The hardest decision is what to grow?I have seed packets from Castleford which need planting if they are suitable to be grown indoors.
Its not the same as having a proper garden, but we can all improvise.Even the poor of the 17th century used containers as they had no land to grow things on.
I bought a second hand book yesterday from the charity shop Scope, two pounds for a large encyclopedia of plants and flowers..
Springtime must be near, as im itching to start the process of growing flowers from seeds.I will give away the excess plants to friends and workers..