Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Amazing Imagination

Found this page accidently. There are 76 amazing pictures, some super cute, some actually disgusting. Here are some of my favorites.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ready To Laugh

DH and I saw this on AFV the other night, couldn't stop laughing. Just want to share with you guys. And happy Monday! Click here to see what I mean. Warning! Don't watch this while you are eating or drinking! You might choke! Seriously!

Monday, March 16, 2009


DH and I went to the BLOOMS flower show on Sun. It was a picture perfect day, which made the walk between locations much more enjoyable. We went to 125 High St. first, they had different sections from different societies. But the most wonderful display is from all New England Orchid Societies, which was the first thing we saw when we walked in. Lots of gorgeous and giant Cymbidium, many Phal., Odontoglossom, Cat. and lots of others. For more pictures, please go to the BLOOMS set on my flickr account. Here are just some samples.
If you are interested, and live in Boston area, You can still see part of this show at The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Copley Place and Atrium Mall, from March 12-22, 2009.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Earth Hour

Mark this on your calendar, and try your best to keep this 'date' with our planet. Read more here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Busy Sunday

The weekend was so warm and nice, I turned off the heater, and opened all the windows and doors. You know, as a gardener, warm spring like days will make us restless. So, I did what I wanted to do for a while, giving all my plants a shower. Of course, not including my huge Norfolk Pine and the Palm. As I was washing them, I noticed something I really don't like. My star jasmine has both spider mites and scales, another jasmine has pretty bad spider mites infection, and my dear gardenia has mealybugs! I know this winter I have been very lazy, and didn't have time to check on them as often. I noticed leaf dropping, but thought it's just because of the low humidity, and underwatering. Now I know why. I don't really care about spider mites, they are so easy to get rid of. Just spray with water every other day, break their reproduction cycle, they will be gone soon. Mealybugs are little bit harder, but after a nice shower, and spray with some rubbing alchohol, OK maybe several times, they will be gone too. But I hate scales!!!! They hide under their shells, and super hard to get rid off totally. Even if I killed or removed all the adults, there still could be tons of their eggs or babies hiding between the leaves and stems. I tried my best on these three infected plants, and washed all the others just in case. I will have to do this again tomorrow, and Tuesday. I cannot wait any longer, I want spring to start tomorrow! Then I can move all my plants on to my deck, where I can shower them everyday easily! And I can probably get some help from ladybugs too.

Ok, talking about the weather, guess what I woke up to this morning. More snow! It was so nice during the weekend, I am not ready for snow again! Well, at least it will be no more than 3", easier to deal with. Just I forgot to close one of my car's window, and it rained first last night. Hope I can dry it up quickly before mold or meldew starts to grow. Guess we are not that lucky! Just hope we won't get a April Fool's snow storm again this year. I want to move my plants out as soon as I can, normally after Mother's Day, and only then can I start putting the baby nursery together. Oh, forgot to mention that I have a second self in that room, with lots of plants too. I have to downsize my plant collection this year, big time. Maybe I will only keep my orchids, jasmines, gardenia, clivia, and some of those succulents I really like, and let all the others go or die. Who need 60+ indoor plants anyway. We will see.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Basketball Baby Gifts

My best friend is almost 9 months pregnant. So I have been thinking about the gifts lately. She doesn't have any special hobby, but her DH is a huge basketball fan, and love to coach. Since she is having a baby boy, I thought making or getting her a set of baby gifts with basketball design will be appropriate. I already have some ideas, like onesie with basketball applique, burp cloth and bib with basketball fabric. And of course, I found some great items on Etsy.

This pair of baby booties are just too cute! It's from talented Vivian.
Here are some great sport bibs from Peanutandbean's.
This Basketball Pacifier Clip is from L.A.BabyCakes.
So many excellent ideas and products! It will be quite a hard decision to make.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Flower Update

I have been really lazy lately, so kind of ignored my blog for a while. Here are some pictures of some of my blooming flowers. I took these more than a week ago, just didn't even want to process and upload them. Anyway, here they are.

This is my "black beauty". AK gave me this last year as birthday gift. It came with 4 flowers, and the bulb was so fat. I thought there is no chance I can make it grow any stronger and bloom more. But look at it now! 8 gorgeous flowers! Look at the second picture, that is a mutated one, with two petals look like needles.
Here is my Cymbidium. It had 3 flower spikes last year, this year two, but the flowers are bigger and more. It's simply amazing.
This one is called "little stars". AK gave me this last year, and apparently it is very hard to trigger it to bloom. And I have no idea how mine started. But unfortunately, its petals stucked together for about a week. I finally decided to help it, but because it's stuck too long, it won't really open up. It supposed to look like my Hawaii orchid (the orange one), just in white.
I have several dendrobium, only the two purple ones in bloom now. I must did something wrong, some of the buds dropped. But at least I got some nice flowers.
Here is my Cyclamen. I showed you guys some before pics before, it's doing great now. Look at the flowers now, and there will be more.
This is the geranium I saved from my windowbox before the winter. I think it's crazy, growing and blooming insanely entire winter.
And this is a plant I rescued from office a year ago. Thought it would die pretty soon and will never bloom. Guess I was wrong.