Morning light / 4.23.14
A recent cactus fiend
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.