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Ta-DAAAA!!!!

Posted by Les Becker on May 8, 2018 in Gardening, Houseplants, Zenishness... |

The bloom on my Hoya (Star of David, Wax Flower) has opened up and completely gob-smacked me – how gorgeous is this flower?! This picture was taken on May 2, 2018, when I was getting pretty excited about this plant blooming! And here she is in all her glory! There’s a lovely, delicate scent to […]

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The 2nd Floor Greenhouse Project – Days 2-3

Posted by Les Becker on May 7, 2018 in Balcony Greenhouse, DIY, Gardening, Projects, Zenishness... |

I worked at the greenhouse build in bits and bobs, about 45 minutes at a time over the last couple of days, and I’m pleased to say it’s nearly finished…. and I’m at a standstill because I”m out of plastic. I have also yet to come up with a door solution – lots of ideas, […]

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The 2nd Floor Greenhouse Project – Day 1

Posted by Les Becker on May 4, 2018 in Balcony Greenhouse, DIY, Projects |

The time has come. The jumbled space you see above will soon make way for my second greenhouse build, on the 2nd floor balcony of my building. This should have been done last fall, but The Reno from Hell (which is still, as I write this, the Unfinished Reno from Hell) was just beginning and […]

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A Nice Surprise…

Posted by Les Becker on April 15, 2018 in Houseplants, Photography, Zenishness... |

I had no idea that my Wandering Jew (Spiderwort) was a flowering plant until I discovered this blossom today – a happy surprise!

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Blooming Ivy Geranium…

Posted by Les Becker on March 23, 2018 in Houseplants, Zenishness... |

My Ivy Geranium (Geranium Ivy?) is flowering! These are such pretty plants! Soon, it will be warm enough for cuttings to go outside to climb the chain link fence in the parking lot…

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A Long Time Coming…

Posted by Les Becker on December 6, 2017 in Gardening, Houseplants, Terry Becker, Zenishness... |

Terry’s Anthurium has bloomed for the first time since before he died. Kyla gave him this plant when she moved out a few years ago, and he doted on it like it was his child. I had been promising him that I would repot it for months before he got sick again, and I just […]

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This Greenhousey Thing Might Be Panning Out…

Posted by Les Becker on January 17, 2016 in Balcony Greenhouse, Gardening, Photography |
Balcony Greenhouse - January 201

My little balcony greenhouse seems to be doing surprisingly well… I really didn’t expect this. The above photo shows most of the very tiny space. I planted this cucumber from seed in October of 2015 – it’s still really tiny, as cucumber plants go; even cucumber plants grown in pots, if my summer parking lot […]

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A Surprise in my Front Flower Bed!

Posted by Les Becker on June 2, 2015 in Gardening |
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This was a nice surprise! I was cleaning out the sadly neglected “flower” bed in front of my building today when I noticed a group of really pretty Lily-of-the-Valley nestled waaaaay back against the foundation where, of course, they can’t possibly be seen and enjoyed without crawling through dirt and unidentifiable foliage. I want to […]

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Am I Smarter than a Potato?

Posted by Les Becker on September 16, 2014 in Gardening, Little Bits of Stupid, Tarmac Garden, The Landlady |
InanimateObjectivity-potatoes

My big project for 2014 (aside from becoming “Independently Self-Sufficient”, that is) was to be able to feed the household without having to purchase any vegetable I could grow myself. Actually, the garden was a major part of the “Independently Self-Sufficient” plan – I just knew damned well that I could only just begin the […]

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The Lemon Tree – A Lesson in Patience

Posted by Les Becker on April 8, 2014 in Gardening, Projects |

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