Playing with (house)plants: forcing Tulips with organic manure tea from Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew.
Orchid afternoon. Odontocidium ‘Pacific Sunspots’ is an Oncidium-type orchid with long, cascading wands of golden-bronze flowers. This orchid was previously classified as Colmanara catatante, but was recently reclassified by the American Orchid Society so as to combine two intergeneric hybrids (Oncidium and Odontoglossum).
Orchids will bloom for weeks in bright, filtered light (no direct sun). This particular orchid should be allowed to dry slightly between waterings, especially while in bloom. Its leaves have a natural drooping-appearance which is not an indication that it is dehydrated. Feed once a month with an orchid food that is specifically formulated for orchids. Be aware that orchids growing in a “bark medium” will require more nitrogen than those growing in a perlite, fiber, charcoal, and peat moss medium. Orchid roots will naturally grow outside the pots in search of humidity and light. If any of the roots take on a withered or desiccated look, they should be removed and discarded.
Amaryllis, a proliferation of blooms, February.
Round Two of Three, this season’s bulbs. Round Three in another few weeks.
Village Church Window, Oxford.
Monstera deliciosa, you will always have my heart.
Bookshelf with houseplants, home studio of textile design artist, Isabel Wilson, Brooklyn, NY.
“I think it’s essential to take in your surroundings, to collect and build a unique visual library. I collect things to allow myself to express the truth about my unconscious mind. I find that my collections inform my work and remind me of what I’m attracted to.” ~Isabel Wilson
Photo: Brian W. Ferry for Freunde von Freunden.
Fall flowers tucked into mason jars, wrapped with burlap, and tucked into the table top.
Merry Christmas, and Good Cheer to you all!
Color-blocked Christmas tree!
I’ve been working on this tree for two weeks- so fun!
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe.