Saturday started with the arrival of a crushed box from Florida, a plant I had ordered online was here in just about no time. Here’s the photo from the web. There had been an email notice that it was on sale, it was sort of like paying full price and getting free shipping. The plant is more than 2 feet tall with wavy edged, arrow shaped, lax, very fleshy, succulent, green leaves. It’s in bud. . . Traveling so fast did it some harm, but I think it should recover. It’s name is Synandrospadix vermitoxicus, does that mean it’s poisonous to mice?
This weekend was the first of two weekends that Art By the Ferry took place. It will run next weekend too. Colman and I got out early (for us), picked up our art works from the Staten Island Museum and found a parking place in the no-space-for-cars-land of St George. Walking toward the spaces where the art was being shown, we ran into so many people we knew that it was some time before we got to see any of the art. For those of you who don’t know what this event is, it’s a mass showing of hundreds of artworks and performances ( musical and words) by the artists, craftsmen, musicians and writers who live on this (larger than Manhattan ) island. It’s a great opportunity to see and hear a really wide range of works in a lot of different mediums. The art work is displayed in a number of buildings behind the Borough Hall on Stuyvesant Street all the way to a warehouse that we calla Fish’s Eddy (for the last tenant) toward Stapleton on Bay Street. I didn’t take many photos. Most of the people we knew were moving too fast that early in the morning. Here is a photo of our friend Irma, who is known for her photography, (displayed in another space), she’s showing some of her jewelry here.
This is Denise with some of her work in the left background.
The weather couldn’t have been better. It was nice to see a lot of our friends in person, in the open air, a lot of us are on FaceBook so we have an idea of what we are doing but FB isn’t like actually seeing the work or as pleasant as being able to talk face to face.
As we were heading back to the car, I noticed this hole in the sidewalk. it , at one time must have held a post of some sort. A lot of alianthus seeds had germinated filling it with a bright green salad of leaves. the photo is about life size.
I spent most of today sewing books for a client, the telephone rang quite a bit too. I took breaks to go outside to tend my abutilon seedlings and see the the new flowers. This is a mid season azalea, Full Moon. We bought it because of the large white flowers and because the bush produces flowers in three different colors; pure white, white broken with salmon (or solid salmon) and a picotee pink with a flare. The leaves are a beautiful glossy green.
This is the first day the martagon lilies opened. We bought one bulb a long time ago, it’s the only martagon we have been able to keep. We don’t dare move it , once martagons are happy in a place you let them stay there. Last year there were two stems. It’s martagon dalhansonii.
This azalea is a seedling from one of my crosses done about 10 years ago, it has a compact form and varied flowers. Most of my other seedlings are salmon colored late season plants.
Henry is a constant shadow where ever we go.