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Apr 01, 2017 8:40 PM

Happy Spring! Do you have plants? They hold a special place in my heart <3 Please share I'd love to see what others grow!

Apr 02, 2017 12:42 AM


Apr 02, 2017 12:43 AM

More. :)

Apr 02, 2017 12:45 AM

Got flowers planted today. More pictures later

Apr 02, 2017 4:40 AM

Those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I just planted seeds too!

Apr 02, 2017 11:43 AM

I've just stumbled upon this post and you some beautiful plants. My favourite plant is the mother-in-law's tougne/snake plant. To be honest I'm not sure why, I bought one a couple of years ago and just loved it, unfortunately it was lost when I had to move.
I do love most succulents tho..... I don't know all the names but I do love anyway so you'll have to excuse my ignorance!!!
The orchid I've actually now had for about 18 months! I have never been able to keep a plant alive for soo long. The mother-in-law's tougne behind it I bought about 6 months ago and is still going strong

Apr 02, 2017 11:55 AM

The plant with the pink flowers (don't know it's name, the care instructions have been lost) was a present from my daughter for mother's day last march and I'm truly amazed it's still alive! As with all my plants I forget about them and probably water them all about every 2-4weeks 😱 which is great for the succulents like the one beside it (don't know it's name, again care instructions have been lost!)

Apr 02, 2017 12:02 PM

This is one of two of my jade plants (money plant I believe is the other name). I've had them now for nearly a year and they have doubled in size

Apr 02, 2017 12:05 PM

This is my other jade plant with another succulent which I can't remember the name of!!!

Apr 02, 2017 3:38 PM

Sezzy. I need to share a picture of my mother's in law tongue plant. And the story on how I won it. Dontbhave time now but remind me. :) my rememberer is broke

Apr 02, 2017 3:40 PM

Oh and Sezzy I have an app on my phone called pl@ntNet. You take a picture of plant and this app will tell you what kind it is.

Apr 02, 2017 3:45 PM

I will try Mimikay but like your rememberer my one is also broke!! LOL

Apr 02, 2017 3:46 PM

I will get that....Sounds like the perfect app for me!!!

Apr 03, 2017 12:18 PM

That is a good app, I "LikeThat garden" App. It worked best for me!

Apr 03, 2017 12:25 PM

I'm a sucker for succulents too!! This jade plant is known as "gollum" and gets up to 5 feet tall! But are also commonly used in the art of bonsai, so they need very little soil :)

Apr 03, 2017 12:26 PM

Although they have tiny roots & need little room in a planter it needs a heavy planter as it's extremely top heavy!

Apr 03, 2017 12:41 PM

Sezzy, it's hard to say but the succulent beside the pink flowers looks like an aloe, hard to say it blends so well with the soil! I went and bought little white stones to lay over the soil of some of my plants to really help them pop and stand out!

Apr 03, 2017 1:15 PM

Begonia gifted from my mom. She said salmon begonia but not sure without a bloom it's nearly impossible to determine.

Apr 03, 2017 6:51 PM

Jdkimrey my gollum plant (looks similar to yours so I'm guessing they're the same) has doubled in size since I got it last year and I think your right with the aloe, I'm pretty sure that is what it is but I wasn't 100% sure, when I got it it was green but over the last couple of months it's gone a brown colour hence the blending with the soil. I'm​ not sure if that's natural or I did something wrong, it's in soil for succulents and cacti which I was recommended and I don't over water but I probably under water it and it's in the front window that doesn't get the full sunshine until the afternoon, the back window where my money plants and orchid are get the full sun from early morning till the afternoon.
I love succulents but not overly keen on cacti tho, not sure why! Lol
I love the leaves on your begonia, they are lovely and wide with a gorgeous pattern and shape, I hope you're able to determine which variety it is when it blooms for you.
I have stones which I'm going to use when I repot the aloe for my daughter's teacher which I will be doing soon to make sure it will be ok and ready for the end of next term. I like to get things ready in advance as I need to make sure the plants take to a new pot but also money wise it's easier to budget for small things each month rather than a made rush at the end that I wouldn't be able to afford!

Apr 03, 2017 8:49 PM

Sezzy, I'm not a fan of cacti eother, although I admit I'm letting a monster thistle grow in the back yard because I find it fascinating to see how it grows. The color usually has to do with the lighting but dark color doesn't mean it's bad lighting. Usually the color gets deeper when it's happier, as long as it doesn't shrivel and get crispy it's not underwatered. If it lacked lighting it will get tall and spindle hunting for light. I have a succulent I just got that did that, I'll snap a photo when I can. :) please take photos of the transplant! I'm jealous how gorgeous! Oh, a side note with succulents their leaves are their water reservoir, the after the leaves the less water they drink. If they split or mush it's to much water if they wrinkle or get crispy they're thirsty! I use a toothpick to test the soil :)

Apr 03, 2017 9:12 PM

This is what happens when they don't get the appropriate lighting! This is a hen & chick gone hunting! Lol

Apr 03, 2017 9:29 PM

Mimikay, I love your clematis! I did a drawing of one a couple years ago!

Apr 03, 2017 10:42 PM

I love that it can full in a trellis. And cover it in blooms. :) got my flowers planted except the three baskets I bought today and the three begonias I got mom. One red, one peach colored and a pink. Will get pictures when its all completed. I bought lots but they blend in too much. Going to exchange the brick red for cream color. Lol. I forgot the pots would be next to a brick house.

Apr 05, 2017 12:10 AM

"Reina de la noche" The Queen of the night... It only blooms once a year.

Apr 05, 2017 7:19 AM

Julianne. That's beautiful. Love the picture.

Apr 05, 2017 5:12 PM

Julianna it's very gorgeous! Love the photo and the tattoo! ! <3

Apr 05, 2017 5:15 PM

I used to be so afraid of bees now I squeel with joy to see them hard at work

Apr 05, 2017 6:05 PM

Bonsai pussy willow grafted on a weeping willow

Apr 05, 2017 6:06 PM

Resurrection fern. Grows on live oak trees that are really old but healthy.

Apr 06, 2017 6:26 PM

One of the many pots I did today.

Apr 06, 2017 6:27 PM

Pot number 2

Apr 06, 2017 6:29 PM

Third pot.. There's an area by the water thing that I can never get anything to grow. Decided a pot of flowers would work there too. Lol. Also did several in the back but too tired to go take pictures.

Apr 07, 2017 9:02 PM

Looks like you love Gerber Daisy's. They are all pretty

Apr 08, 2017 5:15 AM

Sorry I've been AWOL the last few days, my kids have broke up for the Easter holidays so I've been trying to spend time with them as well as I've had a couple of meetings that will hopefully help my anxiety and maybe go on another confidence course (different to the one I'm already on which is more a therapy and confidence course after being thro domestic abuse) and to see a careers advisor to see if there's anything that I'd possibly be able to do in the future and whether I would be able to cope with part time or full time..... going back to work is a way off in my present condition but a girl can have dreams can't she????

I will definitely take pictures of transplanting, I need to pick up a couple more succulents and hurricane vases to do for my daughter's headmistress and the teaching assistant that has helped my daughter soo much since she started the school 2 years ago

Apr 08, 2017 9:06 AM

Love all the plants! We have my stepmom a "night blooming situation" (not sure of spelling). It was gorgeous. Wish I had a photo to share. 😊💕🙏🌸

Apr 09, 2017 5:27 AM

I have an amazing ledge along my bathtub. There is a huge window in there that's gets full sun all day.🌻. Here are a few pics. I also have a nano take on the ledge. I find plants relaxing. Due to living on the Gulf Coast of Texas I was able to put the orchids back outside.

Apr 09, 2017 5:27 AM

The nano tank

Apr 09, 2017 5:29 AM

Ponytail palm. The dog thought it was cute to grab the leaves until it cut her one day. Lesson learned

Apr 09, 2017 5:33 AM

The orchids. We had a short cold spell just for two weeks.

Apr 13, 2017 3:21 PM

LMB if I had that in my bathroom I'd never leave! !! Your begonia is incredible! So beautiful!

Apr 13, 2017 3:22 PM

Poppy growing in my backyard! Survived 2 freezes! Incredible.

Apr 13, 2017 3:23 PM

First strawberry bloom!

Jun 06, 2017 2:23 PM

The poppies blossomed!!

Jun 06, 2017 2:24 PM

4 leaf clover!

Jun 07, 2017 12:20 PM

My favorite lemon yellow orchid gave me some nice blooms. Double stems. It is happy!

Jul 04, 2017 4:50 PM

This is the aloe type plant that was all brown but it's started to come back green....about 6 weeks ago I started putting tomato feed in my watering can and I use it to water all my plants once a week, except my orchids, and every single plant has become greener, growing faster than I thought possible and all are looking soo much healthier!!!!

Jul 04, 2017 4:51 PM

As promised months ago, I've taken pictures of repotting the aloe

Jul 04, 2017 4:54 PM

I've put the alor in this extra extra large brandy glass as my daughter asked me too....she was too busy playing nerf wars and jumping on the trampoline with the kid next door

Jul 04, 2017 5:02 PM

I've repotted 3 succulents today so I've another 2 to do tomorrow all for Jo's teacher's, teaching assistant and headmistress

Jul 04, 2017 5:03 PM

From another angle

Jul 04, 2017 5:59 PM

Plants make my happy, usually, but with this recent fibro bout they have been neglected. I have about 10 different indoor plants and many more outside.

Jul 08, 2017 11:38 PM

What amazing green thumbs you all are. I'll have to put in some pictures of our backyard. Hubby has the green thumb.

Jul 09, 2017 5:17 AM

Luv2mom that's why I have a lot of succulents, they prefer to be a little neglected....

in the summer I water them once a week with tomato feed (I put 10mls in a liter of water and that does all my 10 plants in my living room)

in the winter I just water them every other week (don't put any feed in the water in winter as they don't grow)

When I go into a flare there's no way I can function let alone water my plants!!!

My favourite is my Mother-in-law's tougne I have a couple in my bedroom as well. They are one of the very few plants recommended for the bedroom as they photosynthesis at night.
They're my favourite because I love the colour and pattern on their leaves and they're evergreen as most succulents.

Jul 09, 2017 5:19 AM

Tamtoad I'd love to see your garden, I love the fact that someone else does all the hard work in the garden then you get to enjoy the fruits of that hard labour!!! LOL

Jul 15, 2017 4:49 PM

Plants give me energy and a distraction from my pain.

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