Author: Plants: An Experiment

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I’m so happy with this video that I had to post it again so that y’all don’t have to click through to Insta to watch it.

Anna’s hummingbird having breakfast at my kitchen window, Nov 7, 2018

Hummingbird breakfast! 🧚🏼‍♀️ #hummingbird #h…

Hummingbird breakfast!
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#hummingbird #hummingbirdfeeder #annashummingbird #birdfeeder #backyardbirds #urbangarden #urbanwildlife #pacificnorthwest
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My Schlumbergeras are blooming again!

I repotted them a couple months ago in a more freely-draining soil than they had been in, and it took me a while to figure out how to keep them happily watered after the change.

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Today was a beautiful fall day, and I took advantage of the sunshine to plant my spring bulbs.

Lots of sunset colours caught my eye this year, so we now have one planter filled with two types of orangey-pink tulips plus white hyacinths and another featuring orange and black striped crocuses, white narcissus with pink and yellow coronas, and blue hyacinths for contrast.

Then we have these gorgeous, gorgeous red-purple anemones that I’ve paired with dwarf irises and white narcissus.

I can’t wait to see everything in the spring! Most of these bulbs will bloom March/April, with some hanging on into May and the crocuses starting in February.

Tonight’s harvest from the deck garden: chives…

Tonight’s harvest from the deck garden: chives, Black Cherry tomatoes and one very large Sunburst scallopini
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Wildflower & railroad 🌸🚂 These pretty bl…

Wildflower & railroad
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These pretty blue flowers are chicory, which are about as native to the area as the disused train tracks they’re overtaking. Chicory was brought from Europe to North America by settlers because the roots make a sort of coffee substitute.
#wildflowers #blueflowers #chicory #invasiveplants #kootenays #flowersofinstagram #plantstagram #plantblr (at Nelson, British Columbia)

Living for this ultraviolet larkspur blooming …

Living for this ultraviolet larkspur blooming in my West Coast Seeds Hummingbird Blend wildflower mix! The pinks are gorgeous too.

This tiny personage is an Anna’s Hummingbird, …

This tiny personage is an Anna’s Hummingbird, resident of the cedars at the back of my yard and a frequent visitor to my deck garden.

She (I think? Based on colouring, I’m not an expert) likes to perch on the top of the tomato cage, and I’ve had several opportunities to watch her (or her kin) drink from the feeder attached to the kitchen window.

Look at these glories! Never let anyone tell y…

Look at these glories! Never let anyone tell you purple and red don’t go 💃🏻🕺🏼
Proven Winners Supertunias in Bordeaux, Black Cherry, and Latte

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A profusion of pinks! Proven Winners Supertuni…

A profusion of pinks!
Proven Winners Supertunias in Silverberry and Bermuda Beach, and Superbells in Double Orchid
#provenwinners #supertunia #superbells #petunia #calibrachoa #pinkflowers #garden #gardening #containergarden #urbangarden #deckgarden #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #plantstagram #plantblr #gardenblog