I have a new plant this year that is absolutely gorgeous! They’re called Moonflower’s because their huge blossoms open during the night.
We woke this morning to this beautiful sight at our gazebo at the pond.
In a previous post I mentioned the flower shopping trip that my daughter and I took on Friday of Memorial Day weekend. It was so much fun spending the morning with her and grabbing a biscuit on the way from our favorite fast food restaurant (that I don’t go to anymore since my weight loss program started)! We had a very nice morning together and went to four different shops before heading home to the big job I was undertaking. First stop was Home Depot because of the magnificent sale they were having on their hanging baskets. I needed something to put in my gazebo and these fit the bill but will hang on my front porch until I get the wood protection painted on the interior and exterior.
I wanted some vines to grow up the gazebo that have blooms to attract more hummingbirds so I found two trumpet vines and a clematis. They won’t grow a lot this year but in the coming years they’ll climb and protect the wood and the visitors to the gazebo.
We came home with all kinds of plants and had such a pleasant morning together. I love going anywhere with my girl!
I was shopping in Food Lion a couple of weeks ago and came across this beautiful lady and couldn’t resist bringing her home with me. It’s call a Frosty Fern and has the most delicate leaves of green with a creamy white frosting on the ends. Frosty Fern is an appropriate name. I’m not sure how well it will grow in the house but can’t wait to watch. I’ll wait a couple of weeks and see how it does and then transplant into a larger pot. It’s now sitting in a little three-inch pot.
I looked up on the internet some information about it and it doesn’t seem that hard to grow. Here’s what I found:
The frosty fern (Selaginella krausianna variegatus) is a fast-growing and creeping plant that can be used for a ground cover or as a houseplant. The frosty fern’s stems are bright green in color and have tinges of whitish-gold that make the foliage look like it’s covered with frost, hence its name. When you’re selecting a planting site for your frosty fern, ensure that it has enough room to grow. The frosty fern grows to only 12 inches tall, but its stems can spread to more than 1 foot long.
I think this calls for a future update in a couple of months on how we do together!! Isn’t it beautiful!
I spent two hours in my green house yesterday after supper. I left the grow lights on and by the time I got out of there I was a sweaty mess and went straight to the shower before Sassy (our baby) could even smell me. I have planted seeds of the following and all are doing well:
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