I'm very excited to announce that I'm having a baby...and Orchid baby! I have nurtured this plant for YEARS! I have replanted with the orchid "bark" and added orchid food. I have watched the sun for it's best possible angle and adjusted the orchid to match. Are you understanding what I'm talking about? Do you...really?! Anywhooo, it's a Cymbidium Orchid and I'm pretty sure it's a beautiful white-pink color however it's been so long that I could be surprised. Orchids that I have seen love the sea air and diffused light. I bought this one...many years ago at the orchid farm that we frequent in Santa Barbara. And soon I will be able to remember the name of it but I've had some wine and have no idea where the receipt is! We don't get a lot of sea air here in Hollywood, so I've done my best. I'll keep you posted on this one!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
So...I came home the other night to find that someone had chopped down a tree in our backyard. Now this was a large Ficus tree that was on OUR property. I was SSSOOO mad, that I thought of calling the police and having them file a trespassing report. I was hoping that it had been a native California species because then it would have been REALLY bad. So after a glass of wine and a talk from my boyfriend, I decided to write a very nice (after revisions) email to my apartment manager and owner of the building. As it turns out, 20 emails and phone calls later, we found the culprit. It was the apartment manager behind us who hired IDIOTS to trim the tree. Clearly "trim" has several definitions. I am not pleased but at least...I got nothing...I'm still pissed and really upset about it. I hope they at least cut the rest of it down! STUPID PEOPLE!!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Hello! Today I will be replanting the back patio with the help of my cat Lily Belle...about time too! I've got three different types of Agapanthes, very exciting! As far as I know, there are 10 differnt varities of Agapanthes in the world, also know as the African Blue Lily. My Dad mamaged to snag the last flat of Impatients. I've got to move my Ash tree to a different part of the patio. We have a fan in the attic that blasts the hot air out to the patio and it's absolutely killing the tree and other flowers.