Cultivate Your Bliss

Author: Crazy Plant Lady

Surf Report 4-19-16

No, it isn’t what you think. I’m not tracking waves. If alternate universes are real, I’m sure I am somewhere. In this plane of existence I’m all over the www map on a given day so I lose track. I know, I can look up […]

Free Educational Resources

I spent a really long time being pissed off that I couldn’t get a “proper” education with a certificate or diploma for free. Which is just silly. Nothing in life is free. Except it can be. If you look hard enough and don’t mind putting […]

Half Past Mid-Winter, Quarter to Spring

I read somewhere today that we should name a 5th season in Calgary, because it’s so unbelievably nice out. I won’t go into details because I forget most of them already but I do remember that I was all “nuh-uh” to their claim that this […]

The Mutant Tomato

The Mutant Tomato

My Aunt bought these tomatoes on the vine, from a store in Regina, SK. They sat on her counter for two weeks by the time I got there and I spent a week so these taken around the end of the 3 week mark.

Go Play Outside!

Go Play Outside!

I was recently given a new to me Sony Digital SLR. I am in love. I’ve been super click happy, as I should be. While I love the weight, the size of images and it’s a camera that is JUST a camera – I still […]

Bug ID UPDATED

Bug ID UPDATED

It’s a Thrip!I was watering the jungle today and noticed the big slip we cut off of Sweet Potato Experiment #1 had more action than usual happening on it’s leaves. Tiny roundish black spots which I’m sure are eggs and 1mm (if that) squirmers, some […]

Busy Day For The Bio-sphere

Busy Day For The Bio-sphere

We had a busy day yesterday! I noticed the Stink Bug sitting on the outside of the screen so I started snapping like crazy. SO many unexpected bright colors. The last one of these I saw (and first one) last year was much bigger and […]

Don’t Lick This Plant

Don’t Lick This Plant

Dieffenbachia, also known as Dumb Cane, also known as Mother In Law Plant (not sure if there is a joke or insinuation in there somewhere) have¬† needle like calcium oxolate crystals called Raphides. I don’t really know that licking it would be that bad but […]

Paved With Good Intentions

Composting. Hmpf. I’m all over teaching people to do it. However, I regularly practice, “do as I say not as I do”. One of those self improvement things I need to work on maybe. I spent a week in Kaslo, BC about 5 years ago. […]

HOUSE GUESTS

HOUSE GUESTS

I thought I loved my macro lens before. WOW. Yesterday we watched a video by MHPGardener that talked about helpful insects like a Parasite Wasp. The Parasite Wasp lays it’s eggs in the eggs of Aphids. I don’t think I need to go into the […]