Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Grief -- Alongside my Quiltin

 I'm not where you think I outta be; in my grief journey.

The face and setting of this woman....  reflects her life journey.   I want to draw endurance, strength and a bit of longevity in her UNSMILING face.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Fluttering By Reader Challenge

January 22, 2020 ....  I anxiously typed in the link that was sure  to list the names of finalists.... quilting company.com/fluttering-by-reader-challenge

And .... what doth my heart find.... but alas... the selection date has been moved to 1-28-2020
via WHAAAAAT.... what is website migration??  Oh well.  I'll patiently wait

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Diggin up that red clay

Boy 'O Boy..   I am determined to dig up that red clay ---  add nutrient ready soil... whether for my mini cactus garden...

I added another Red Brick walkway
I must have hydrangeas....
I must have hostas

and my Peonies my thrive and survive....

 especially my roses.... I must have roses.

Ice plants, Succulents, Cactus and more!

Hardy Ice Plant  (Delosperma) is a succulent, perennial ground cover with daisy-like flowers. The ice plant is not called an ice plant because it is cold hardy, but rather because the flowers and leaves seem to shimmer as though covered in frost or ice crystals. The plants grow to be about 3 to 6 inches tall and 2 to 4 feet wide.

Shady-Luvin HOSTA
How to Grow an Ice Plant
Ice plants prefer full sun but can tolerate some light shade in the garden. Because ice plants are succulents, they do not tolerate wet soil, though they do well in poor soils. In fact, wet soil, especially during the winter months, is likely to kill the plants. In areas where the soil stays consistently dry, this plant can become invasive, so it is best to take this into consideration when planting it.
The ice plant can be propagated by division, cuttings or seeds. If propagating by division, it is best to divide the plants in the spring. Cuttings can be taken anytime in the spring, summer or fall.