Flowers, Food + Forage

Sep 16

Nolid Moths (Chloephorinae, Nolidae) by John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG) on Flickr.

Nolid Moths (Chloephorinae, Nolidae) by John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG) on Flickr.

ひがんばな (彼岸花)/Lycoris radiata by nobuflickr on Flickr.

ひがんばな (彼岸花)/Lycoris radiata by nobuflickr on Flickr.

acid yellow and crimson orchid by celerycelery on Flickr.

acid yellow and crimson orchid by celerycelery on Flickr.

Sep 15

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Sep 14

Arachnorchis rileyi (syn Caladenia rileyi) X Arachnorchis cruciformis (syn Caladenia cruciformis) 2014-09-05 01 by JVinOZ on Flickr.

Arachnorchis rileyi (syn Caladenia rileyi) X Arachnorchis cruciformis (syn Caladenia cruciformis) 2014-09-05 01 by JVinOZ on Flickr.

× Chilosimpliglottis pescottiana (syn Chiloglottis × pescottiana) 2014-09-05 04 by JVinOZ on Flickr.

× Chilosimpliglottis pescottiana (syn Chiloglottis × pescottiana) 2014-09-05 04 by JVinOZ on Flickr.

Pickerel Weed (pontederia cordata) by celerycelery on Flickr.

Pickerel Weed (pontederia cordata) by celerycelery on Flickr.

Autumn Meditation by russell.tomlin on Flickr.

Autumn Meditation by russell.tomlin on Flickr.

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Jonesiopsis chapmanii (syn Caladenia chapmanii) 2014-09-05 04 by JVinOZ on Flickr.

Jonesiopsis chapmanii (syn Caladenia chapmanii) 2014-09-05 04 by JVinOZ on Flickr.

orchid-a-day:

Octomeria diaphana
Syn.: Octomeria glaziovenana; Octomeria recchiana; Octomeria fialhoensis
September 14, 2014  

orchid-a-day:

Octomeria diaphana

Syn.: Octomeria glaziovenana; Octomeria recchiana; Octomeria fialhoensis

September 14, 2014  

“Pepper plants (plants in the Capiscum genus) are not actually annuals: in fact, they usually produce more fruit in their second year. Peppers usually need a hot growing season of 120 days, which is not possible in many temperate climates.

If you bring your peppers indoors, with regular pruning, good sunlight, and heat, and they can live for 10 years or more, being most productive in their first 5 years.

If you have a pepper plant you love that is no longer productive, instead of propagating it from seed (and risking hybridisation), you can take cuttings from an over-wintered “mother” plant. This way you get a head-start in terms of growth and fruit production.” —

#garden hacks #peppers #cuttings #hybrids

Here are some resources to get you started:

(via biodiverseed)