Friday, August 28, 2015

Updated! Check out this Succulent!

This little guy was planted in June. I've been taking pictures of it to see how it grows and thought I would share those with you! It started out as a thin layer of leaves and has gotten so many more in just these short months! I was sad when the first stalk fell off but soo happy when I found the little buds of new growth shortly after! and those buds have changed a LOT in a week!!

This stalk got so heavy that it couldn't hold it up! My sister and I rested it on a rock so it wasn't laying on the ground ;)
The flowers got sooo bright pink and the yellow inside is awesome! I LOVE how pretty they are!
(pic taken 7/14/15)


                                A week after that stalk fell off these little sprouts showed up
                                                                 (pic from 8/16/15)!
Another angle of the sprouts ;)

It's been about 2 weeks since then and LOOK at these guys! They sprang right up! Their about 7" or taller! The tips of them are the coolest thing ever!
(pic taken 8/27)

                  Just look at how many little "petals" their are! I can't wait to see what happens next!
                                             ....and you can Bet, I'll be posting it here! ;)

                                                          Here's what happened next!
                                                                Pictures taken 9/8/15
 
                                        The coolest thing ever!! LOVE how they cascade downward!


It REALLY is amazing the way things change! I don't LOVE all kinds of change.. But flowers coming up in my garden are definitely a change that I encourage!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Air Plants!?

I dont know how known Air Plants are..
I discovered them in a little tourist shop when my husband and I went up North..

I couldn't pick which one I liked best so we agreed that I just had to buy both!
They are pretty small, perfect for my desk at work!
Since then we've added more, my hubby is going to put together a pretty home for the new ones for me. =D

I have pictures showing the bottoms of the plants. That is what is the coolest thing about them! It is a "bulb" and there are no roots!
You only have to put them in a bowl of water once every week or 2 for an hour then try to gently fling the water from the bulb (or it will sit in there and rot the plant, Tragic!)  allow them to dry for a few hours then return them to their home (I lean them upside down while they dry to get everything out).
I don't know if I mentioned that I LOVE Plants!!!!???? ;)