New fishes!

This week was a hard one for the fish tank… After switching out the gravel my large 8″ Plecostomus named “Hal” died; after laying a large cluster of yellow eggs. I have had several fish die since I began my tank in July 2013 and I had been waiting on replacing some of them. This Friday I decided to pick up a few more fish including a new “cleaner” fish. I ended up bringing home 3 Gouramis and a Rubber Lip Plecostomus. I was able to get a few picture of everyone but the Rubber Lip Plecostomus, so I found a look alike. Enjoy photos of my new tank friends!

Pascal

Pascal

Alistair

Alistair

Flinn

Flinn

Gerty - look alike

Gerty – look alike

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Just Need Some Dirt

At last Spring is here! I caught the flower bug so I ended up picking up a few flowers at our local nursery. There are always so many flowers to choose from, it is so hard to decide which ones to take home. My trick for choosing annuals (that will go in a pot) is: 1) limit selection to where I will place the flowers (sun or shade) 2) find the most beautiful or unique plant (the one that has to come home) 3) then I find other plants/flowers whose colors and foliage will complement the “unique flower.” My great flower find for this trip was the heliotrope, I love its small purple flowers and its accompanying fragrance. Hope you enjoy this time of planting!

Spring annuals