Entries from Creative Alchemia tagged with 'plants'

Spring 2014

I love springtime and the life that bursts forth, and it's especially exciting to experience the first spring in a new place. Things I didn't know were there have gloriously revealed themselves. New plantings and dormant wood begin to...

Blueberry Flowers

We planted four "Southern Highbush" blueberry plants in January, and a couple have been flowering. We also planted over two dozen alpine strawberry plants around them as an understory, so we're looking forward to many berries of the future!...

Sunset Through the Grass

Spring 2013

Wild garlic (Allium triquetrum) flowers Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) flowers Arugula (Eruca sativa) flower Grape hyacinth (Muscari) Within the past few days, hundreds or thousands of these Boxelder Bugs (Boisea trivittata) have suddenly gathered in my backyard. I tried to...

Tobacco Story

Over about a year and a half this tobacco plant grew to be a monster of a thing. Giant leaves, bunches of pretty pink flowers, all of it intensely sticky. I couldn't maneuver in my garden around it without...

Cucumber Vine

Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii)

Passion Flowers


Passion Flower Pair

From the vine growing in my front yard....

Sun Setting on the Lavender

Colored Agave

Colored with flashlights. My sister Erica acted as lighting assistant for me late Tuesday night in the cold....




Raspberries in the Rain

Thistle Silhouettes

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