sasha_feather: Big book of Lesbian Horse stories book cover (lesbian horse stories)
Having a weird mood crash. It helped to get out of the house and do things, so I picked up another shift at the humane society. Also: air conditioning. It was 85 degrees F today (29 C), which is hot for this early in the season, and I'm not used to it yet.

I dropped off some clothes at Good Will and went inside to admire their newly remodeled store.

Went to the dog park. Mostly sat on a bench in the shade, and eventually some of the regulars came by so I sat and listened to them chat. Ended up spending close to two hours at the park.

Watered some plants. It's time for this asparagus fern to get rehomed, because it just stabbed me in the finger with one of its thorns. Some of the other plants I have look a little rough from being newly placed outside.

Picked some strawberries from the back garden and am eating them right now!

I broke a glass today and a plate yesterday. Dropping things and not-quite-grasping things is one of those weird RA symptoms. I think my anxious/depressed mood is a combo of missing WisCon people and having inflammation and the hot weather.
sasha_feather: white woman in space suit (Astronaut)
A read a fanfic, Soulmate Theory for Dummies, by piffle, where Bucky is a plant hoarder like I am and has a cat.

There are a lot of plants, he admits silently, his eyes traveling over all the variously shaped leaves, just to make sure Stark didn’t touch anything. He still likes them, and doesn’t think he’ll ever give them up. They were the first living things he’d been able to lay his hands on after leaving HYDRA, the first things he hadn’t destroyed, and he’s grown fond of them since, adding to their number whenever he happens across one that he doesn’t already own.

He doesn't take anything toxic to cats. I think eventually he'll get a dog, so nothing toxic to pets generally.

I imagine he starts out with:
African Violet
Spider Plants (inspired by Black Widow; easy to grow) (Chlorophytum comosum)
Boston Fern
Burro's Tail (Sedum morganianum)
Friendship plant (Pilea involucrata)
Ghost Plant (Secum weinbergii) (because he's a ghost get it)
Wax plant (Hoya carnosa)

pictures )


Jun. 18th, 2016 02:38 pm
sasha_feather: horses grazing on a hill with thunderheads (horses and lightning)
currently blooming:

Pink campanula (volunteer perennial)
Peace Lilly (house plant)
African violet (house plant)
Orange day lillies

Lettuce is growing in the vegetable garden

sasha_feather: Bright green grass (green grass)
I spent a good chunk of the day outside today, because it was a cool 70 degrees F (21 C). So great.

This purple plant is a new one for me, it's called Persian Shield. Whether or not it's actually Persian, I have no idea. It's growing very well and I plopped it in a bigger pot. A sprig broke off, so I stuck that in water and will see if it roots.

picture of Persian Shield plant )

I sold a few plants on Craigslist: some purple queen and one of my palms, and even one big spider plant, to 2 different people for a total of 60 dollars. The spider plants, I have so many of, that the supply is much greater than the demand. I really love how vigorous they are. They seize life. If they could survive the winter, they'd be invasive.

I need more pots and potting soil. In my dreams; I would have a big green house and growing magic!


Jan. 29th, 2010 10:15 pm
sasha_feather: colorful water lily (electric water lily)
I made this terrarium out of an old dessicator. A dessicator is a piece of laboratory equipment used for drying samples. They are heavy and made from thick glass; this one has an opening on the lid where a vacuum pump can be attached.

I put glass beads and activated charcoal in the bottom, then sphagnum moss, then potting soil and the plants. I had to go to three different stores to find a greenhouse with small, healthy plants that I wanted. The greenhouse that I did find was fantastic; all the plants looked very healthy and happy. I got the activated charcoal at a pet store (and probably paid too much for it, as it's sold for aquarium filters).

I hope the plants live. But if not, I can just do this project again in the spring!

Glass Terrarium with lid in sunlight


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