Archive for February, 2005

Painting last night

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

The irridescence due to the metallic undercoat is not well rendered by the scan. If you have an LCD screen you could tilt it right and left — but it’s still not the same. I’m not sure i like the composition, and i may add more paint. The other work from last night is on the right below.

Activity Notes

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

I scanned in in two “works” from last year, and almost got distracted by a driver malfunction. (Fortunately the silverfast driver was still working even if the Epson is not.) One of the two works is something i did on All Hallows. It needs completing, but i don’t know quite how i want to complete it. It’s supposed to evoke the archtypical mother kneeling and reaching out, in a dark landscape. The other was red & blue “waves”. I didn’t think there’d be much reason to scan in the dark stainless steel and gold ground because i didn’t think the scanner would be able to pick up the metallic highlights very well.

Last night i worked on the waves and the metallic under painting, just scribbling really, with the paints fairly translucent.

Starting Pots

Saturday, February 5th, 2005

20 peat pellets and 5 peat trays of 10 cells each. Plans:

PT1.0, basil
PT1.1, basil
PT1.2, dill
PT1.3, chives
PT1.4, catnip
PT1.5, calendula
PT1.6, calendula
PT1.7, statice
PT1.8, statice
PT1.9, statice

PT2.0, celosia
PT2.1, celosia
PT2.3, celosia
PT2.4, cleome
PT2.5, cleome
PT2.6, marigold
PT2.7, marigold
PT2.8, coleus
PT2.9, coleus

PP00, sunflower
PP01, sunflower
PP02, sunflower
PP03, ancho
PP04, ancho
PP05, ancho
PP06, nasturtium
PP07, nasturtium
PP08, nasturtium

Bulbs & Compost

Saturday, February 5th, 2005

There was something jubulant about the day today. I took the window boxes i’d bought and emptied the bottom of my compost pail into them. My what gorgeous dark earth has formed in my compost bucket!!

So, in one windowbox i planted the amaryllis and narcissus bulbs i bought during Twelfth Month. Just a little action, but it felt good.

Amaryllis bulb bought at SF Flower mart, early Dec. Red. Bloom-Rite Gardens, Half Moon Bay, CA. Expect bloom 6-8 weeks.

Bulbs & Compost

Saturday, February 5th, 2005

There was something jubulant about the day today. I took the window boxes i’d bought and emptied the bottom of my compost pail into them. My what gorgeous dark earth has formed in my compost bucket!!

So, in one windowbox i planted the amaryllis and narcissus bulbs i bought during Twelfth Month. Just a little action, but it felt good.

Amaryllis bulb bought at SF Flower mart, early Dec. Red. Bloom-Rite Gardens, Half Moon Bay, CA. Expect bloom 6-8 weeks.

Bulbs & Compost

Saturday, February 5th, 2005

There was something jubulant about the day today. I took the window boxes i’d bought and emptied the bottom of my compost pail into them. My what gorgeous dark earth has formed in my compost bucket!!

So, in one windowbox i planted the amaryllis and narcissus bulbs i bought during Twelfth Month. Just a little action, but it felt good.

Amaryllis bulb bought at SF Flower mart, early Dec. Red. Bloom-Rite Gardens, Half Moon Bay, CA. Expect bloom 6-8 weeks.

Bulbs & Compost

Saturday, February 5th, 2005

There was something jubulant about the day today. I took the window boxes i’d bought and emptied the bottom of my compost pail into them. My what gorgeous dark earth has formed in my compost bucket!!

So, in one windowbox i planted the amaryllis and narcissus bulbs i bought during Twelfth Month. Just a little action, but it felt good.

Amaryllis bulb bought at SF Flower mart, early Dec. Red. Bloom-Rite Gardens, Half Moon Bay, CA. Expect bloom 6-8 weeks.

Looking forward

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

This past Sunday (i think) i neatened up in the garden. I’d bought pansies and sweet peas and a daisy-like plant and chamomile just before N & M’s visit. They seemed to have stalled through December and January, but the pansies are blooming again and the sweet peas are stretching out. The lemon is almost yellow! And the hydrangea — who knew it would be so sensitive to the cold?

Last night i bought two new window boxes, a bunch of peat starters, and feet for the window boxes. I also bought a number of seeds i trust to be easy:

Basil, Osimum basilicum, Italian Pesto, $2.49, www.reneesgarden.com, 2005-02-02
Celosia, [unknown], pampas plume, $1.89, Miracle-Gro, 2005-02-02
Cleome, [unknown], Four Queens Mix, $1.89, Miracle-Gro, 2005-02-02
Coleus, [unknown], Mixed colors, $1.99, Miracle-Gro, 2005-02-02
Marigold, [unknown], Safari mixed colors, $1.99, Miracle-Gro, 2005-02-02
Statice, Limonium sinuata, Watercolor pastels, $2.49, www.reneesgarden.com, 2005-02-02

And then there are last year’s seeds, many that never seemed to take off. (And i don’t see an entry which lists all last year’s seeds):

Calendula, Calendula officinalis, Pacific Beauty, $1.39, Botanical Interests, 2004-05-01
Catnip, Nepeta cataria, common, $1.69, Botanical Interests, 2004-05-01
Chives, Allium schoenoprasum, Common, $1.69, Botanical Interests, 2004-05-01
Dill, Anethum graveolens, Dukat, $1.59, Botanical Interests, 2004-05-01
Nasturtium, Tropaeolum majus, Alaska, $1.89, Botanical Interests, 2004-05-01
Sunflower, Helianthus annus (hybrid), Moulin Rouge, $2.99, Botanical Interests, 2004-05-01
Pepper Chile, Capsicum annuum, Ancho/Poblano, $1.59, Botanical Interests, 2004-05-01