Tuesday, March 12, 2013

~ Two on Tuesday ~


Two things that make me smile:

*  my 'ice cube orchid' blooming up real pretty.  I bought this plant last season and I really didn't think that I could get it to bloom again.  I had heard that orchids were hard to get to bloom.  Obviously, that's wrong.  All I have to do to take care of it is add 3 ice cubes to it every Sunday.

 
and I also bought this new plant on Saturday.  Vince and I both think that it looks like a plant that belongs at the bottom of the sea.  Kind of weird looking.  I think I'll work up a plastic canvas fish to stick in it. 


(I'll be re-potting both plants today)

eta - here's the re-potted spoon jade with the little fishy I made:



* this baby - this baby makes me laugh out loud:



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25 comments:

  1. Hi Debi Happy Tuesday. I am lucky if a plant lives in my house. For some reason they don't stay with me that long. Some people(like you) just have a green thumb:)

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  2. Oh my, that baby is killing me! :D Hilarious!
    xo,
    wink

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  3. I love plants. Right now in my basement sit 3 ivys ready for my front porch. I have a sun light for them in the winter. I like your plants, they are pretty.I know you are probably just like me, ready for the sun to shine. Kathy

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  4. I am very bad at taking care of plants. Plastic canvas fish is a nice idea! But, why not a crocheted fish?i guess, it will be more Eco friendly to the plant.

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    1. Hi Preeti. A crocheted fish would be great too - I just thought of plastic canvas first. :)

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  5. That baby pic is a hoot! LOL Love your orchid, and it does sound very easy to care for. :) I would love to have more houseplants, but this place is too shaded for them to do very well. Have a great day, Debi! :)

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  6. Love your plants Debi, I have had one of those plants, if one of the branches fall off you can start a new plant by just sticking it in compost. That baby is so funny :)

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  7. Ohhhh me encanta todo....Besitos.

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  8. Great plants. I hope we get to see the repot. :-)

    That baby cracks me up.

    Thank you for the color post suggestion, I may throw that out there once I figure out what it is that I do. ;-)

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  9. I'm not sure, but I believe the second plant is a variety of Jade. The spoon jade (or hobbit/gollum jade as its been called recently) looks strikingly similar.

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    1. Thanks Jessica. I looked up spoon jade and it's definitely that. Thanks also for dropping by my blog. :)

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    2. No problem ^_^ I hope its alright, but I linked to your blog in mine. You are a huge inspiration to me.

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    3. I don't mind at all - thank you. :)

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  10. Wow that orchid is gorgeous. I have never had one rebloom for me.I am impressed. That second plant does look like it belongs under the sea!

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  11. Thanks for all your nice comments ladies. :)

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  12. The orchid looks amazing. Wish I had child proof space for potted plants. A crocheted gold fish would look awesome peeking b.w the jade plant.

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    1. Thanks Rajeswari. Maybe you can try small plants in a window sill - that might work. :)

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  13. Your Orchid is amazing, I wonder if I put ice in mine they would perform a little better for me,hmmm
    The second plant is crazy lol.. I agree a fish would look the part ..The song from the Beatles comes to mind "I'd like to be under the sea". :))
    hugs pat ..

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    1. You could try it Pat - maybe it will work. :)

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  14. Hi Debi.. The Phalaenopsis is lovely.. As an orchid grower I know how hard it can be sometimes to get them flower. I have heard about the ice and it does seem to work and I think I would do my best too if someone put ice on me once a week LOl.. Love the other plant, so unusual.. Have you got the name of it yet? Hope you have a great day.. :)

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    1. Hi Christina. Jessica Dawn very kindly left me a message telling me that the plant is a 'spoon jade'. I hope you have a great day too - thanks for dropping by. :)

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  15. you use ice cubes to water your orchid? I've never heard that before, and now I'm totally intrigued!! I have an orchid at work that I got almost a year ago....not sure if it's going to bloom again or not

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    1. Hi Holly Louise. This orchid is called an 'ice-cube orchid' - I'm not sure if all orchids are like that. :)

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  16. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! That baby photo made me laugh out loud. The orchid is beautiful. Have never heard of that type before and certainly would never imagine that an ice cube would help it to grow. Very interesting! I just love how that jade plant inspired you to make a little canvas fish -- so cute! And they do look like they belong under the sea. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  17. I have some of the fishy plant. It's a lot smaller than yours though. I need to repot mine.

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