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I’m three today :)

I’m three today :)

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No freeze last night and nighttime lows only dipping into the 50s after tonight: could spring finally be here?

I got about 2/3 of the pots to their summer homes - although I will be repotting and moving them multiple times I am sure.

Group features will follow throughout the week.

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Best way to combat a freeze advisory? Move 70 pots to safer spots. Now I just need to cover everything.

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cactguy:

All the rain last week has resulted in a lot of color in the garden on this update: the watermelon blooms of the crepe myrtle, leopard-spotted purple of the Texas sage, and a still green lawn!  The prickly pears are on their third round of growth, too.

Soon. Soon.

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The view below

The view below

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Real men don’t chop off their crepe myrtles. Just sayin.

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Yesterday, I did a “desert plant adaptations” talk with a dozen or so of my teachers.  Here is one result!

Yesterday, I did a “desert plant adaptations” talk with a dozen or so of my teachers. Here is one result!

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New tree is in (back middle), rock is moved, and tomorrow we tackle the turf!

New tree is in (back middle), rock is moved, and tomorrow we tackle the turf!

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botanicality:

BOTANICALITY SPRING 2014 TUMBLR BOTANICAL ART SHOW

The 2nd annual Botanicality Tumblr Spring Botanical Art Show is the opportunity to expose amateur and professional artists working in contemporary visual arts to a wider digital audience.   This exhibition is a showcase meant to highlight the Spring botanical experience in 2-D mediums.  Submitted art should relate to the theme of Spring botanical experience.

All tumblr users are eligible to submit  up to (2) original works of art in five categories: (1) painting, (2) drawing/sketching, (3) digital painting, drawing, or sketching, (4) photography, and (5) mixed media.  We added the digital category this year to highlight the unique creation that is traditional vs. digital artwork.

Get all the contest details here - and start creating!  You may submit work that you have previously created that fits the theme, too, so don’t let a busy schedule prevent you from participating (It just can’t be a piece you submitted to the Botanicality 2013 show).

 

Three weeks left to enter; have you chosen the perfect shot or two?

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Note to self, don’t lay new rock in fall just to move it out in spring for a new tree (which is arriving Monday!)

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Here is most of the collection that over-wintered in the greenhouse at Hawaiian Tropical Plant Sales.  They will be up against the fence for a few weeks until they have adjusted to the higher light levels, and then I can start organizing them.  I have a fair amount of repotting to take care of, too!

Here is most of the collection that over-wintered in the greenhouse at Hawaiian Tropical Plant Sales.  They will be up against the fence for a few weeks until they have adjusted to the higher light levels, and then I can start organizing them.  I have a fair amount of repotting to take care of, too!

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Rest are home now, too.  Updates to follow: flowers, and fruits, and more!

Rest are home now, too. Updates to follow: flowers, and fruits, and more!

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With half of the greenhouse collection home from their winter quarters, two-thirds of my collection is on the patio. Tomorrow I am collecting the rest from the greenhouse, then two weeks of partial sun before I repot some and move them all to their summer locations.

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The day has finally arrived; you may begin entering your spring botanical art today!  Make sure to reblog and share this opportunity with your tumblr community.

botanicality:

ANNOUNCING THE 2ND ANNUAL BOTANICALITY TUMBLR SPRING BOTANICAL ART SHOW!

The 2nd annual Botanicality Tumblr Spring Botanical Art Show is the opportunity to expose amateur and professional artists working in contemporary visual arts to a wider digital audience.   This exhibition is a showcase meant to highlight the Spring botanical experience in 2-D mediums.  Submitted art should relate to the theme of Spring botanical experience.

ELIGIBILITY

All tumblr users are eligible to submit  up to (2) original works of art in five categories: (1) painting, (2) drawing/sketching, (3) digital painting, drawing, or sketching, (4) photography, and (5) mixed media

JURY
The judging of each category will be based upon likes and reblogs.  Each active tumblr user may vote for their favorite art pieces by clicking like or reblog on the original art post at http://botanicality.tumblr.com. While tumblr users may like or reblog multiple entries, duplicate votes will be eliminated.  The entries receiving the most combined likes and reblogs will win first prize in their category and compete for Best of Show

AWARDS

Your contest co-hosts, bromeliace, cactguy, and flora-file have joined forces to offer a wide variety of botanical swag for the winners including, but not limited to, vintage botanical prints, plant cuttings and offsets, seed, and gardening gear.  Be on the lookout for more prize announcements!

REQUIREMENTS

Submissions must be made to botanicality13@gmail.com by 11:59.59 PM CST on April 30, 2014.

Submission emails must include the artist’s tumblr link, artist’s name, category, and name of art piece.

Submissions must be in .jpg format.

Filename instructions: Last name_First name_entry#.jpg (ie. Smith_David_1.jpg)

The contest creators retain the right to refuse posting of works considered unsuitable for presentation.

TERMS OF AGREEMENT

 By submitting artwork for consideration, the Artist acknowledges and accepts the following stated terms:

The Artist attests that the artwork submitted is copyright free and of their own creation.

The Artist retains ownership of submitted art, but Botanicality and show co-hosts have rights to share the artwork via their personal tumblr blog.

The Artist agrees to hold the art show hosts harmless and waive all claims or causes of action against them relating to the exhibition of the Artist’s artwork.

 

TIMELINE

April 1 - April 30 - All entries must be received by Tuesday, April 30, at 11:59.59 PM CST. Late entries will not be accepted.

May 1 - Accepted works of art will be posted to http://botanicality.tumblr.com

May 1-15 - Accepted works of art will be posted by show co-hosts for voting via likes and reblogs by registered tumblr users.  Any votes received after 11:59.59 PM CST on May 15 will not be accepted.

May 16 - Category winners will be announced.

May 16-31 - Category winners will be posted by show co-hosts for voting via likes and reblogs by registered tumblr users.  Any votes received after 11:59.59 PM CST on May 31 will not be accepted.

June 1 - Best of Show will be announced and prizes awarded for all finalists.

View 2013 Show

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Seriously, whoa.  This is craziness.  So cool.

Seriously, whoa. This is craziness. So cool.