Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloweenie Terrarium

Inspired by some of my tweeps, I spent $1.25 on some modeling clay, dug up my backyard, and went to town.

There's also some activated charcoal between the bottom gravel layer and the potting soil top layer for odour control. That stuff's expensive! I had some cedar sawdust on hand from my cedar planter project this summer, and I sprinkled some in to smell nice (mmm ... cedar) and to hopefully keep the nasties at bay. All in all, a fun couple of hours!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Near the Home Depot

There's an empty lot about to become condos near the Beaubien Home Depot. I took a detour from plotting my indoor light garden to take a few pictures Tuesday.

Bladder Campion - Silene cucubalus 

Wild Chicory - Cichorium intybus

Soapwort - Saponaria officinalis


New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Unknown Aster


The big picture  


Dianthus plumarius ssp. praecox

From this thread on a visit to the Tatra mountains in Poland at the Scottish Rock Garden Club Forum.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Neighbourhood walk

Took a spontaneous walk through a neighbourhood Ruelle Vert on the way back home from the library last weekend and took some snapshots (The Ruelle Verte is a municipal initiative to green and make generally more attractive the many alleyways in the city).

Hello kitty!




White Snakeroot - Ageratina altissima

Passionflower vine 



Elephant Ear

An elephant ear of some kind. The plant sent out long runners all over the place. It also had what I am guessing are seed pods that gradually filled with some mucilaginous goo as they ripened. I touched one lightly and it fell right off the plant.



Leaving the Ruelle Verte

I also passed by Laloux, a French bistro with great food and some nice flower boxes.





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