Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lavender Wands



The Navy Blue ribbon arrived and I just love the color! I also really like the red, and I don't usually don't like red in general. So more red ribbon is on it's way. Actually, a "burgandy" ribbon. I am still looking for a true "lavender" ribbon that matches the blossoms on the bush!


All five sizes of lavender wands are now listed on the website. With a range of sizes from 6" to 22".

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mystery of the Vanishing Hummer Food Part 2

I knew I had taken a better video of the swarm of hummingbirds in January of 2009, not exactly clear, as I could use a better camera, but still amazing to me to see them all like that.
Funny thing is, this didn't happen this winter. The migration must have passed me by, because that feeder is kept filled year round and has been for the last 12 years.
video

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Some of the new colors!


Been busy making wands in a rainbow of colors. The really dark one is actually dark blue. More colors are on the way. A Burgundy and a navy blue. And hopefully that mossy green if I can find ribbon in that color. I hope no one minds that the posts have been all about the "Lavender Wands For Sale" for a while now. In order for them to be found, we need to stay focused on them for a while. Thanks to everyone who has been searching the phrase for me and then selecting "Pedricks Corner" from the list of results. Hopefully you also then click on the link to the website on your right here, and go to the page for Lavender Wands in order to reinforce the connection. Much appreciated!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Lavender Wands For Sale


The two new colors of wands are going to be pale lavender and dark green. Did I mention I made a red one? I am not a big fan of red, but I really like this red one, so that might be a future color as well. I haven't been able to find a light green ribbon that I like yet. A mossy grey green would be really cool. And a pale blue is going to be next for sure!

For those of you who grow lavender like I do, here is proof that if you cut the first blooms off, it will bloom again! Don't treat your lavender like the drought tolerant plant that it is and it will reward you. If in well drained soil, don't let it get dry and feed it every two weeks while it is growing. The second head of blooms will be dried for the sachets.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Lavender Wands



Lavender Wands are back on the website and are listed in four sizes this time. From huge 16" long wands down to cute little 6" wands. This year, I am going to try a few new colors later on. Made one with red ribbon last night and I think it is pretty cool. Next will be pale blue and then a pale mossy green. I will post a new photo when I have a variety of colors to show.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sahara


'Sahara' starts out purple and then gradually becomes this wonderful reddish orange blend. This is one of the qualities of fuchsias I love the best. How the colors can change so much as the flower opens, that one would even think they were two different varieties if just shown a photo of a flower that had just opened and another of one that was fully open. This one is supposed to be able to get six feet high! There will certainly be photos posted here when it does!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

El Camino


'El Camino' has an unusual corolla in that it's petals, much like 'Comet' seems to have two layers with different colors. A nice compact little upright bush.

Citation


'Citation' has a corolla that is such a brilliant white, I had a very hard time getting a photo that didn't wash out the skirt completely. When it finally opened fully, I was surprised at the flare to it! And was able to get a good shot at last.

Washington Centennial


'Washington Centennial' has a very definite upwards growth pattern! I have no growth info yet on this one, but it looks like it is promising to be a big and tall bush fast.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Astoria


'Astoria' is a bit unusual, at least out of the 209 members of my collection. The leaves have a grey tone to them I have never seen on any other fuchsia. So it's heritage has got me very curious! All I know is that it was introduced in 1960, but not who the hybridizer was! It is a very compact bush with the leaves growing close together along the stems. And they have a bit of a diamond shape to them. Very interesting...gonna be watching this one closely.