Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's A Livin' Thing...

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


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.


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!!