Skip to main content


Items tagged with: gardening

Carnivorous brainplant (Rheum)
A genus of perennial plants in the family Polygonaceae
Carnivorous brainplant (Rheum)
a genus of about perennial plants in the family Polygonaceae

My cat relaxing in my chair LOL so cute, and caught her looking at the plants on the window sill she loves plants, her fave is cat grass (she loves nibbling on it.), she likes to admire the rose bush it seems and the other plants on that window sill (Which I need to repot and prune a bit, here soon).

#cats #CatsOfMastodon #cute #torties #tortiesofmastodon #plants #roses #gardening #comfy #cozy #kawaii #adorable #pets #sunshine #SunnyDays #spring

Sitting by the open window after some yard work in the cool air. Milli enjoying watching the birds, who have fewer places to hide while the new growth starts.

#WhiskersWednesday #Cats #CatsOfMastodon #Gardening #Plants #Birds #Spring

#AltText: A fluffy white cat looks up while sitting on the windowsill. Outside in the garden, dead stuff from last year has been cleared. New growth of iris, crocosmia, fern and astilbe are coming up.
A fluffy white cat looks up while sitting on the windowsill. Outside in the garden, dead stuff from last year has been cleared. New growth of iris, crocosmia, fern and astilbe are coming up.

The girls were up early today 🌞 Normally I would open up and not see sight of the ladies 🐓 #Allotment #GrowYourOwn #Gardening #Today #Chickens
Faverolle bantam Bantams coming to say hello
Pekin bantam

Gosh I just love #geranium’s!

They’re such a fundamental (and staple) garden shrub that usually does well in any urban conditions.

We had heaps of these things in varying designs and colours in my childhood garden.

These are displayed along a footpath in #Brighton #Australia.

#urbanflora #flora #gardening #garden #melbourne #aesthetichedonist #flowersofmastodon #gardeningAU #gardening #narrm #victoria #Australia #makesmehappy

Love when flowers randomly appear where I didn’t plant them. Thanks, squirrels! This crocus came up in our utility box bed.

#Crocus #Flowers #Gardening
Purple crocus flower.
Purple crocus flower.

Onions (Globo) are also doing well and will be moved outside under netting next week. This will give us some space back and allow room for planting more onions 🧅 #Allotment #Gardening #GrowYourOwn #Today
Globo onions in little pots
More onions to plant in little green containers

Growing your own tomatoes really is the best way to devote 3 months of your life to saving $2.17 #Garden #Gardening #Plants

Watering with a rain barrel, you get lots of tiny mushrooms. ☺️

#gardening #Mushtodon #sporespondence #FungiFriday
The pic was taken with a tiny microscope held up to a phone camera so the edges are very blurry. The pic shows tiny white mushrooms with creamy beige caps that have not opened. They have darker brown ridges at the top. They are emerging out of mulchy soil. The mushrooms appear so delicate and fragile.

Sea lettuce. Genus Ulva. It’s an edible green algae. It’s all over the adjacent swamp but I don’t know if it’s safe to eat. Apparently, it is super nutritious but can store heavy metals if there is contamination nearby.

Anyone know where or how I might get it tested for free or really cheaply? Can trade test results for plant clones/seedlings… 🥹

#pollution #algae #vegan #sustainability #solarpunk #GrowYourOwn #gardening #CostOfLiving #seaweed #foodsecurity
On wet rocky ledges are brilliant and luminous lime green strings with tiny leaves. It’s swished into a giant pile from left to right tightly hugging the stones. They’re is a bright streak of yellow down the middle of bits that look like they’re flowering. In the bottom left of the pic, the yellow bits are on a rock that is closer to the camera. It looks almost like hazelnut catkins but bright yellow.

Don’t know what it is about light yellow coloured #roses that are lovely. They’re symbolic for me.

I know my late mother loved them and we had them in abundance at her final farewell some 20 years ago and I associate them with mum and her love of life and home gardening.

She had a keen green thumb and introduced me to the world of #flora but it’s only been in recent years I’ve ‘truly’ appreciated these gifts of nature.

Thanks mum ♥️

#urbanflora #flora #gardening #garden #melbourne #aesthetichedonist #roses #rose #flowersofmastodon #gardeningAU #gardening #narrm #victoria #Australia #godmustbeabotanist #makesmehappy

I think this is a Sorbaria sorbifolia, the #falsespiraea; it’s a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae.

If so, these heads will bloom further to display a furry/feathery white appearance in weeks to come.

Cannot wait!

This is in #camberwell #Australia.


#urbanflora #flora #gardening #garden #melbourne #aesthetichedonist #flowersofmastodon #gardeningAU #gardening #narrm #victoria #Australia #godmustbeabotanist #makesmehappy

Willow oak acorns, Quercus phellos 1/

Surprisingly delicious!

After cold processing, they taste like the smell of fresh hay, wheat and hulled sunflower seeds.

With heat processing, they taste like walnuts with a tinge of bitterness.

This thread demonstrates how to cold-process the acorns and different ways of using them. Read the AltText for more details.

#NativePlants #gardening #cooking #GrowYourOwn #organic #plants #acorns
Black background, sitting on a sturdy brown woodblock is a silver bowl filled to the brim with pea-green little acorns. Some still have their grey caps while others have fallen off to reveal bright sunflower-yellow tops. So cheery! 
Black dish, black background, three white camellia flowers triangulate the composition on the dish. Six small pancakes the size of cookies are arranged in neat rows. Three on the top, two in the middle and one at the bottom. An inverted pyramid. On top of the of the mini pancakes is a dollop of red sauce. The pancakes have been fizzled in diagonal streaks of green sauce. Yuzu zest sprinkles complete this serene image.

Acorns change flavour the longer they are heated so I made these pancakes very small so they'd only need to be cooked for one minute on either side. They were really good. 

The red sauce was just rando fruit and veg at the moment in the garden, mad hatter peppers, yuzu juice, queen of minalco tomatillo, strawberry, and tiny bit of ketchup, pinch salt and sugar. Very tasty.

Green sauce was sissoo leaf powder, vegan yogurt, pinch salt and sugar and later mixed a bit of water for drizzle-ability.
On a black plate, branches of reddening maple leaves, still partly green, emerge from the top left and bottom right of the image. Centred in a diagonal from bottom left to upper right are colourful potatoes, chopped in quarters and splayed out like flowers. A yellow potato, a purple potato and a white potato. On top middle top of the potatoes, like the head of a flower is a round dollop of acorn miso sauce. Surrounding the potatoes are flattened spheres of sissoo-ezu. 

This version of sissoo-ezu was basically, dried sissoo leaves ground to powder and mixed with silken tofu and tiny bit of mustard and vinegar. Black dish, black background, a pink candy-stripe camellia illuminates from the top right. Below, ccentred on the dish are mustard yellow, thickly cut noodles arranged neatly, except for a few artfully curved for dramatic effect. A young verdant moringa leaf adorns the noodles with a borage flower, like a blue star twinkling brightly at its base. The image is restive and serene. 

The noodles are made from ground and mushed acorns with soba flour. It is entirely gluten-free. The combination of soba (buckwheat) and acorn tastes remarkably like wheat.

Katuk, Sauropus androgynus 1/ Care and cooking thread. See comments for more details.

An easy edible perennial plant you can take for granted. Bring indoors in winter.

Taste: nutty, with a lightly green finish. High in protein and v&m.

Good fresh: salads, juiced, sauces, soups, curries
Good dried: sauces, soups, curries, powdered for flours in dough/batter.

#gardening #GrowYourOwn #plants #cooking #organic #IndoorGardening
A very verdant leafy green shrub in a half-barrel. The shrub grows by layering more layers of compound leaves. It looks like green version of cousin Itt from Addams Family.
In a white suribachi bowl is dried ground katuk leaves with a green-dyed wooden pestle. The leaves are pea green colored.

Dwarf moringa, Moringa oleifera 1/

Fresh: faintly bitter and green in a good way
Dried: less bitter, still “green,” but more tea-like

Care is a bit tricky. See thread.
#cooking #gardening #organic #GrowYourOwn #IndoorGardening #plants #perennials
An explosion of green. From a chopped trunk in a blue pot barely visible, moringa “leaves” flare out. Moringa leaves are compound, often tripinnately. White background, white dish rimmed with silver are two triangular onigiri wrapped with daylily petals and nori so that it looks like a flame. There is a whole daylily flower in the background on the plate. Also on the plate is a scattering of purple mizuna, chopped into sprinkles and a fresh frond of luminescently green moringa leaves. 

Inside the onigiri is browned maitake mushrooms and the mizuna leaves added after the maitake finished cooling after frying.
On a flat glass dish whose undersides are sculpted into bubbles to reflect light is a bed of bright green moringa leaves. Also among the moringa is some baby fennel and okahijiki like tiny soft bunches of green twigs. Sitting on this nest of verdancy is an explosion of oranges, reds and yellows and whites like a star or fireworks explosion. The explosion of colors come from lightly pickled daikon, carrot and daylily petals. The root vegetables are shaped like the long daylily petals. On top of the explosion is delicate sprig of baby moringa leaves. Blue background. Pink, blue, grey ceramic plate. On the plate is a freshly snipped Malabar spinach leaf and a moringa frond of leaves on top. Sitting on the leaves is a broiled square of tofu, nicely browned. It is drizzled with soy pickled peppercress seeds. It looks scrumptious. It was.

Hello, I’m a composer who works primarily in theatre. At the start of the pandemic my mom got cancer and the doctors told us she should eat organic to avoid pesticides. Since even organic-labeled produce can contain pesticides I decided to grow an organic garden. My posts here will be my #music #gardening #cooking #organic food. Here are a few pics from my kitchen as a means of #introduction. #introductions
On a black speckled plate, a wild whirligig of branches! To the left are rounded Okinawa spinach leaves at the very bottom. On to top left is a young branch of Mexican tarragon. On the top right is the rose-tinted Red Hopi Amaranth. On the bottom right is a blooming branch of the tarragon, its flowers a sunflower yellow! Sitting over this spiral of verdancy is a broiled rectangle of tofu. The tofu has been coated with a miso acorn dengaku. On top of the dengaku is blooming summer savory, the flowers a pale lavender. Glorious! On a black speckled plate, an explosion of green, pinks and oranges! Shaped like a star! To the left, emerges a mitsuba fond with a white loroco bloom. The top, right and bottom, ermerges Okinawa spinach leaves, some upturned to reveal the purple undersides. Also to the right is a brilliant orange nasturtium flower and lemon buds pointing out as if they exploded from the star. In the center is mochigome ball, dyed shades of hot pinks and magentas. Black malabar spinach berries are dotted over top and drizzled is orange hackberry and maple syrup. Glorious!
On a black speckled plate reflecting light so that it appears grey is a delicate bowed frond of malabar spinach with pink dainty blossoms on tubular fronds. In the center of the verdant spiral is a dyed faintly pink roll, with dyed rice inverted to the outside. Inside the roll is soy pickled mizuna stems. On top of the roll is a flowering frond of red Hopi amaranth. So serene!

Portulaca grandiflora - also goes by the name of #mossrose and a million other descriptions is a succulent flowering plant, native to southern Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.

They’re often grown in gardens for the benefit of you and I; visual hedonists!!

I love these. So pretty.


#urbanflora #flora #gardening #garden #melbourne #aesthetichedonist #FebruaryFun #flowersofmastodon #gardeningAU #gardening #narrm #victoria #Australia #godmustbeabotanist #makesmehappy

How lovely is this cute #Californiapoppy (#Eschscholziacalifornica) huh?

Also known as the golden poppy, California sunlight or cup of gold.

It is native to the United States and Mexico. It‘s grown as an ornamental plant flowering in summer (although I read with interest, usually spring in southern Australia, such as in #Victoria), with cup-shaped flowers in brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow (occasionally pink and white).

It is also used as food or a garnish.

Fun Fact; It became the official state flower of California in 1903.

📸 - #Cranbourne #Australia


#urbanflora #flora #gardening #garden #melbourne #aesthetichedonist #FebruaryFun #gardeningAU #gardening #narrm #victoria #Australia #godmustbeabotanist #makesmehappy

These gorgeous #roses in #Cranbourne #Australia are just to die for!

The gorgeous deep purple and firm, well hydrated petals are testament to the heartiness of this plant, so too it’s gardener-carer.

It’s late in the season for roses to be displaying with so much form and health.

I really do love this one.

(It’s in my singing teacher’s garden, she’s a gorgeous woman).

#urbanflora #flora #gardening #garden #melbourne #aesthetichedonist #rose #FebruaryFun #gardeningAU #gardening #narrm #victoria #Australia #godmustbeabotanist #makesmehappy

This little #grevillea is looking a little worse for wear, a bit dehydrated and deflated.

But hanging in there stoically as they often do late in the summer cycle and the #Australian heat!

There are many of these about Melbs showing off their reds (some pinkish) and I just love them.

📸 #Mulgrave #melbourne.

#urbanflora #flora #gardening #garden #melbourne #aesthetichedonist #FebruaryFun #gardeningAU #gardening #narrm #victoria #Australia #godmustbeabotanist #makesmehappy

A lovely pink #rose bush displaying proud in #McKinnon #Australia

The moderate weather of late has helped these lovely roses throughout Melbs hang on and see their days out in splendour, for us… who appreciate them.


#urbanflora #flora #gardening #garden #melbourne #aesthetichedonist #februaryfun#gardeningAU #gardening #narrm #victoria #Australia #godmustbeabotanist #makesmehappy

I just published models for a handy spacer ring that prevents stagnant moisture under flowerpots. 🎉 A straightforward but useful design.

60 different models, with diameters from 120 to 320mm and four heights from 4 to 10mm.

#3dprinting #flowerpot #pot #spacer #ring #drainage #flower #plant #gardening
Flower pot with 3D printed spacer ring underneath. Two views, on the left a cut view on the right the flowerpot turned over with the ring visible above.

#Gleditsiatriacanthos aka 'Sunburst' are still going strong here in Melbs.

These are two trees; one in #GlenIris, the other in #BentleighEast #Australia.

These usually have an abundant canopy.

Young foliage starts off a bright yellow colour and ripens to lime green. The two tone looks terrific in the morning sun!

#urbanflora #flora #gardening #garden #melbourne #FebruaryFun #aesthetichedonist #gardeningAU #gardening #narrm #victoria #Australia #godmustbeabotanist #makesmehappy

#TodayInMyGarden I have onion and parsley seedlings basking in the sun in my little greenhouse. It won't be long before I can plant stuff in the garden. #Gardening #SpringGarden
Photo of a greenhouse shelf with tiny onion and parsley seedlings planted in repurposed plastic cups.

There are lots of hot colours in the garden right now. So, forgive me if I indulge myself with a bit of macro fun!

* Canna 'Tropicanna Black'
* Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland'
* Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'...I think...
* Leucospermum 'Crown Orange'

Some vertical photos, and more details in the #AltText - and in the reply down below...

#Macro #MacroPhotography #plants #gardening #flowers @plants
A bright red Canna flower against a bright blue morning sky, almost shocking in the contrast between the colours Close up of a helenium flower, with yellow petals speckled red, and rings of stamens around the centre of the flower.
Extreme close up on the "feathery bits" (that's the technical term) around the centre of a Dahlia flower. They look like pairs of feathers (or maybe jaws open wide?) coming from stems that appear from between the petals and flower's centre. Close up of a leucospermum flower, which looks like a collection of orange cotton buds that curve out, then back in to meet others toward the middle, overall roughly resembling a crown shape

The first Habanero seedling of the season works its way out of the seed. 🌶️ 🔥

#chili #pepper #gardening #gyo #habanero #vegetables #macrophotography
A tiny Habanero seedling's first day, just a few mm in size. It works its way out of the seed.

On the downhill side now, but Camellia x vernalis Christmas Carol is a pretty site from October through December. Dark pink blooms with white margins appear on semi-weeping branches, making it a lovely candidate for a container garden. Because it’s a cross between C. sasanqua and C. japonica, it takes the best traits from both worlds and can better tolerate our southern temperature swings, especially through fall and winter.

#gardening #JanuaryJoy #GardeningMastodon #JanuaryFlowers #Camellia
A double-pink flower with white margins and yellow stamen emerging from the center of the bloom. Close up of a pink camellia blossom showing the yellow stamen protruding from the center of the bloom. The flower has white margins on the petal edges.
The back side of camellia blossoms, showing the white margins on the edges of dark pink blooms.

Lechuga manteca, crespa y morada. Tambien los cherrys, a ver cual de los cherrys va para el concurso del mejor cherry tapa de revista? #huerta #orgánica #tomate #lechuga #lettuce #tomato #gardening
lechuga crespa, manteca y morada tomate cherry de revista
tomates cherry

So… what's up with the single/multiple flower stalks here?

Why do some plants prefer one over the other?

Radish growing in a raised bed, it has a single flower stalk. Close up of the crown of a radish from above, showing multiple flower stalks growing outward.
Radish growing in a raised bed, it has multiple flower stalks. Close up of a radish with multiple flower stalks from the side.

More strangeness… found this… thing, growing beside a lily plant. Seems like a bulb from the plant, but what's the potato-like thing it is attached to?

Forgive the alt-text, I have no idea what I am looking at 😅

A lily? bulb with something attached to it. Another angle showing the bulb's leaf? is growing into/out of the gall-like thing.
Top view of the lily? bulb attached to something.

The bigger white radishes and smaller purple radishes seem to have successfully crossed.

This radish is flowering now, waiting to collect and plant the seeds for the next harvest and see where this goes 😁


Este sitio web utiliza cookies. Si continúa navegando por este sitio web, usted acepta el uso de las cookies.