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Who I Am

Some pieces of who I am:

…. bookworm balcony gardener twenty-something writer older sister houseplant collector inventor of languages cat slave knitter university dropout forager NaNoWriMo winner horticulturist Austriansmartass book hoarder guerilla gardener journeywoman pretty much bilingual Fantasy reader cyclist

More about me in my first post: What Brought Me Here

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  1. L. Richard permalink
    April 12, 2011 00:17

    Hello! Great blog! I am also a twenty-something book and plant hoarder, although not yet a slave to cats:) Someday…

    Anyway, I’ve recently become rather obsessed with Rhipsalidopsis (Spring or Easter Cactus), and I’ve been all over my area looking for one and only managed to find red and white ones. They’re almost sold out already! I love your gorgeous two-toned pink one you’ve got a couple photos of on here. Any chance I could get a cutting or two (after blooming would be fine so you can enjoy them first)? I’m willing to trade you something. I have some nice Christmas Cacti (both with bright pink w/ white blooms)(although you may have plenty of those already), yellow-blooming kalanchoe, as-of-yet unbloomed hoya, squill, a few differend African Violet varieties, Rhoeo (oyster plant) with pretty green, white and purple/pink striped foliage, 4 types of Sansevieria, Jade, pothos (2 types), maranta leuconeura, etc. Those are the easiest to propegate…

    If not that’s fine:) Either way, keep up the great blog!

  2. September 26, 2011 05:30

    Hallo – I have sent you the Versatile Blogger award. I really enjoy reading your posts. Keep up the good work.


  3. November 2, 2011 19:03

    Hello, Lovely blog, really colourful and cheerful. Nice work, just thought I would say Hi as I passed through. I think its nice to say hi. Keep up the good work. cheers

  4. April 18, 2012 02:16

    Cheers! I found your blog by way of Gardening in the Lines; great stuff! I’m a voracious reader, writer, and plant fiend as well, so I’m keen on your work. Congrats on winning NoNoWriMo 2 years running.

  5. October 3, 2013 20:19

    I hope you don’t mind, but I have nominated you for a Liebster Award!
    Go here for more information:

    • October 3, 2013 23:05

      I don’t mind, but I’m not sure I will be able to nominate other blogs. I don’t read that many any more, and those that I do read, don’t do awards.

      • October 3, 2013 23:12

        It’s ok, you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to. I wasn’t sure I could do it at first, but I did some looking and found some blogs. It’s entirely up to you. I just like your blog (especially your Tad Williams stuff), so I put you on my list, but don’t feel like you have to do it, if you don’t think you can.

        • October 3, 2013 23:22

          I might answer the questions – need something to get me back into blogging anyway, I’ve been lazy lately – and if I have time I’ll dig through my bookmarks and see if I can come up with any blogs to nominate.

          And speaking of Tad Williams, I will probably meet him again in a month, so hopefully I will have more stories to tell then.

  6. Allen N Wollscheidt permalink
    January 20, 2015 02:17

    Re : Plant-Prop via Air-Layering — It is much less hazardous to simply carve away most (not all) of the live bark on of the branch in question (say, 300-o). . This encourages roots, but does not weaken the branch near as much as your method of cutting deeply into the branch and inserting a plastic sap-block. . Sap crosses the restriction via the moss — and pretty soon, roots get the idea.

    • January 20, 2015 06:17

      I know, there are so many methods – I’ve just always simply gone with what I’ve been shown. (Funny, I was just talking about this thing with a friend last night, in regards to knitting.) I haven’t done any air-layering in much too long – maybe I’ll try your method when I finally do it again.

  7. Allen N Wollscheidt permalink
    January 20, 2015 06:58

    Thanks for responding. . There is a beautiful, neglected pink Hibiscus (possibly a Sweet Caroline) at our front door and I crave some more of them : Rooted plants are expensive.

    • January 20, 2015 18:22

      Oh, Hibiscuses are so tempting – but there’ll be none for me while I have so little space. One day, maybe…

  8. Rogelio Flores permalink
    June 6, 2016 18:42

    hello, I am Rogelio Flores, From Mexico. I am looking for some magnoli liliflora seeds. Here in Mexico it is not posible to fid them. Can you help me?

    • June 6, 2016 18:46

      Sorry, I don’t have any either. And even if I did, I’m not sure sending them to Mexico would even be legal.


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