Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring hiatus

Primula NOID.

In December, I took four days off as an anti-burnout measure; I'm thinking that this might be a good thing to do every three months or so, so I'm going to do it again. There will, consequently, be no new posts for March 23-26; I'll be back on the 27th with something (very possibly a new plant profile, if I can settle on which plant to do and write it), and daily posts will continue until some point in late June.

Viola 'Matrix Blue Blotch.'

There are plenty of old posts listed in the sidebar, for new visitors who are interested in checking some out. Sansevieria trifasciata was good and long, and there's also the set of five profiles I did for The Breakfast Club, an idea which was cute and seemed like a good idea at the time but is unlikely to ever be repeated because it made me a little crazy. On the creative side, there's Calathea ornata, which I was never entirely satisfied with, but other people told me it was good so I guess it must have been okay. Other profiles which were better than average (or at least, profiles from which you're likely to learn something you didn't know already, not necessarily something about plants): Dizygotheca elegantissima, Hylocereus undatus, Coffea arabica, Ardisia elliptica, and Dracaena sanderiana.

Though it's not like I don't try to make them all profiles from which an interested reader might learn something. Sometimes this is harder than others.

Anyway. Failing all that, don't you have some gardening to do?

(This is the original caption given to this picture by the guy at Monkey Fluids. I tried and tried to come up with an improvement, but eventually concluded that this one is perfect as it stands.)


Esther Montgomery said...


I hope you enjoy the way I have used your comments about pumpkins as gifts in today's post for


(22nd March).

(If you are unhappy about anything, let me know and I'll change it. Hope its ok though!)



Esther Montgomery said...

Oh! P.S. Your cartoon reminds me of Ming trying to talk to the Jerusalem Artichokes!


Anna said...

I had to add a comment to the cartoon. She could of said---Anyone know which of these are weeds?

No Rain said...

Be sure to come back! Taking a burnout break is a great idea. I might have to do that myself one of these days.

Anonymous said...

OK, it's the 24th, and I'm going into withdrawals now....Please come back on the 26th, I don't know what I'd do without your posts with my first cup of coffee in the mornings.

Love the "conversation" in the mornings.


mr_subjunctive said...

Er, well, not to ruin your day or anything, Stacy, but I really was going to wait until the 27th to post again. It'll go by quick, I promise. It might even be worth waiting for.

shirley "EdenMaker" said...

Enjoy your time off. I'll be back to check up on some more of your educational and entertaining posts!

By the way, somebody else out there, nominate this blog for a Mouse and Trowel blog award. This blog is wonderful!