onsdag 6 juli 2011

Amorphophallus Konjak

I documented the flower of Amorphophallus Konjak for my good friend James.

And some thoughts started to wonder....now why did I do this again?

Here is the clip I made.


lördag 2 april 2011

Success with the Sequoiadendron Giganteum !

Everything is easy. When you have learned the "how to process". I have been blessed with an increased feeling of satisfaction when it comes to my gardening hobby. For some months I have had problem with getting seedlings from the Sequoiadendron Giganteum to survive. But I think I might have succeeded now. Apparently these rather, to my mind, sensitive plants need a lot of moisture to thrive. Basically that is one of the major changes I have done. I have simply showered them with a mist of water twice/three times per day ( when I have had the chance). Look at the beauties.

The Sequoiadendron Giganteum is a tree that might be able to age beyond centuries and even milleniums. Imagine that little me have been part of the initiation process, of what I hope to be a long lived tree.

My oh my...

 In Japan there is a tradition by some bonsaigrowers. To make a bonsai whenever you have a child or grandchild. I like this tradition. The seeds of the above Sequoiadendron Giganteum were sowed when my friends Karl and Linda had a child. A beautiful thought and tradition by the Japanese people. In honour of their first child the small sequoia with lots of needles goes by the name of " Tilde".

Au revoir for this time !

7 Pot/ 7 Pod

7 pod ( Capsicum Chinense) flower in April. Stockholm Sweden.

7 Pot plant.

I have been a bit preoccupied with worldly matters. And as such have not got a chance to update the homepage. I have one plant that has not been affected by the aphid attacks. It is the 7 pot/7 pod. Right now it is in full bloom for me. I expect fruit in 1-2 months on it. I realized there are some benefits with having saved plants from last year. You certainly dont need to promote the growth stage. As such one can take it easy with the Nitrogene supporting. Basically you need to promote the fruiting stage.

torsdag 10 februari 2011

The shrimps get a new home...

What started as a small idea turned out to be a new project. I started with a glass bowl with 5 shrimps in it. Thinking a small gold fish bowl can be a new fertilizer supplier. Then I realized that I did not think it was fair toward my hard working shrimp. They, having a small pathetic space to live on. And having me a gigantic weird creature coming, messing around and stealing their life space every three days. Therefor, as a truly ethical human being.  I bought a new home and new kind of shrimps. These type of shrimps were a bit more appealing to my eyes. In the same phase I geeked myself into the fine category of Aquascaping and thought I would show my pepper friends the beauty of having an aquarium. Now, you might not like it. But you can always pretend and go for the "white lie".

fredag 4 februari 2011

The mini apartment garden + new friends

It is definitely time for some pictures. I have to enjoy whatever that is left of my little apartment garden and also occupy my mind with something else then Aphids. This how my window seat looks like at the moment.

This year I bought a glass bowl. Now, it does not only contain water. Let us have a peek inside to see what kind of animals that might be dwelling this little bowl.

Meet the shrimps. My fertilising supply problems are over. Well, I have never considered myself having any problem on this side. Since one can always use a bit of your own diluted pee. But in this case the shrimp water does not smell.The shrimps "poo poo" and "pee pee" ( I am not sure if shrimps take a piss? Have to look it up some day) is hopefully a good fertliser for the chile peppar plants. I guess I will find out soon. Notice that in the glass bowl there are some marine plants. So they will take up some nutritients from the shrimps. As such I have a splendid theory. That I actually might be able to water the plants with the "shrimp water" continuously.

torsdag 27 januari 2011

Aphid attacks....

I bought some new soil. And have had Aphids on most of my new peppers. Inluding some of my last season plants. Damn these little critters from hell . I can not get rid of them with biological methods. And finding ladybugs at this time of year is not something that is easily done. I really, really hate Aphids. My whole section of chile pepper plants are in jeopardy. Stunted growth has ocurred to 5-6 of my plants thanks to Aphids. I must think...and reorganize my mind. In what the aphids would interpretate as a rather diabolical way.