Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's A Livin' Thing...

Or at least it is until I kill it!... Well, them.

Observe:



I have found new love.
In the form of succulents.

I've had an aloe plant for a couple of years now, as well as a jade plant. The jade plant took a lot of trial and error but I finally found success with it in bright sunny windows with a tiny bit of water once a week or so... and most importantly out of reach of the dog.

I believe the one in the green pot is a member of Haworthias. The other two look similar to my jade plant, so maybe it belongs to that Family (Genus? Order? Whatever)? They look like a jade with fatter, pointier leaves.

They've been surviving in this spot for about a week now with no signs of ill health, and the dog hasn't discovered them. Or maybe he HAS discovered the bitter stuff I sprayed all over them. At any rate, I've officially taken them off suicide watch for now.

I bought them to compliment the Carribbean wall my husband and I just finished up, here:


We finally got to hang up some of the pottery we painted on vacation in Cancun, back in 2007! (Which happens to be the same trip where I took the inspiration photo for my Palmera del Coco painting.)
I had gotten these great teal stained picture frames a while back, so I put some tropical pictures in them.


Here are some photos of the ridiculousness during the painting process.




What an awful photo, but I'm sharing it anyway since it's funneh.



3 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

Looks like you had fun painting! I have a big aloe vera plant too, but I'm afraid it got severly frost bitten this year. I hope it - or some of it - will survive!

Good luck with your plants ;-)

W. J. St. Christopher said...

You certainly caught my attention with your ELO theme (love them!).

What a fun, colorful blog you've got here. Glad I stumbled in!

SG said...

Hey Doris, thanks! As of today they're still alive and kicking :)
You can actually see a baby from my aloe in the fish planter on the shelf by the windows.

W.J.- Thanks so much for the comment! I love getting comments from new readers, I am so excited! Yes, I was having fun with the ELO theme lately, might switch it up for the next few entries. We'll see :)
Thanks for stopping by!!