April 14th, 2007

spies avengers steed and peel needed

he who made kittens put snakes in the grass

batwrangler and I trekked out to Logee's Greenhouse in Danielson today, and I did some serious plant shopping. Now I'm trying to figure out where everybody lives, but in the meantime, my apartment smells of jasmine.

Mmm.

Here's the take, with care notes for my further reference:

Manettia luteo-rubra "Twining Firecracker"

Full or partial sun, hanging habit.

Kalanchoe uniflora "Coral Bells"

Full or partial sun, grows to 1-3" in container, trailing in habit, needs cool temperatures below 60° in winter, blooms in winter. (Cool, partly sunny window)

Euphorbia milii "Crown of Thorns" (two plants, splendens (red) and "Aurea" (gold, oddly enough) )

Full or partial sun, grows to 1-2’ in container, minimum temperature 55°, everbloomer, dryer soil

Jasminum sambac ‘Belle of India’

Full sun, grows to 1-2’ in container, minimum temperature 60°, everbloomer.

Jasminum polyanthum "Winter Jasmine"

Full sun, grows to 1-3’ in container, vining in habit, minimum temperature indoors 35°, requires winter night temperatures below 60° to bloom, blooms in winter.

Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Mandanianum’

Full or partial sun, grows to 1-2’ in container, vining in habit, minimum temperature 35°, blooms in spring and summer.

Lobivia arachnacantha

Full sun, grows to 2-4" in container, minimum temperature 35°, blooms in spring and summer. Cool and dry winter culture

Sulcorebutia mentosa

Full sun, grows 3-5" in container, minimum temperature 35°, blooms in spring and summer. Cool and dry winter culture

Citrus hystrix "Kaffir Lime"

Full sun, grows to 1-3’ in container, minimum temperature indoors 50°.

Ficus deltoidea "Mistletoe Fig"

Full sun, partial sun or shade, grows to 1-3’ in container, minimum temperature 60°.

Viola hederacea "Tasmanian Violet"

Full sun, partial sun or shade, grows to 2" in container, trailing in habit, minimum temperature 50°, everbloomer.

Sarracenia 'Judith Hindle' "Pitcher Plant"

Full sun, grows to 6-10" in container, minimum temperature 40°. Needs constant moisture at the root system. Grow in a shallow saucer of water.

Sarracenia 'Scarlet Belle'

Full sun, grows to 6-8" in container, minimum temperature 40° for indoors. Needs constant moisture at the root system. Grow in a shallow saucer of water.

And my favorite:

Mimosa pudica “Sensitive Plant”

Full sun, grows up to 12" in container, minimum temperature 60º, summer bloomer.

spies mfu hustle napoleon & albert our a

You can't cheat an honest man.

For those of us who have been waiting with bated breath, series 4 of Hustle starts Wednesday, April 18th, in the U.S. (I dunno about the UK schedule.)

I will miss Adrian Lester. But at least there is Ash and Albie to tide me over.

And because the universe loves me and wants me to be happy, it's on Wednesdays at 10. Because I could deal with all three TV shows I care about being on on Wednesdays at 9. But I would laugh and laugh and laugh.

In other news? Robert Culp in 1965 was really pretty swimming.