Fall’s Almost Here

Here I am again with the weather forecast, lol. We’re headed into Autumn, but I believe Yesterday was the official last day of summer.  We’re still in the 90’s, but it won’t be long before we’re complaining  about the cold weather. Lol That’s ok tho, now starts the baking, sewing, painting, all the indoor things you can think of time.  Right down to a fire roaring in the fireplace, a good movie on TV, and curled up under a toasty lap quilt.

Well, my plants seem to be surviving me so far.  I moved the majority of them out to the patio and even tho I worried about the drastic heat change, they’re just fine.   We’ll be moving the shelving unit further under the patio so there will be a little more protection from the cold.  Any really low temperatures and I will bring them indoors.

Sharks Tooth  

That’s name of this one, it’s not like a prickly cactus, though it can poke you. Lol

Baby’s Fingers is the name of this one, I like the unusual looks of many of the plants.

String of Buttons

Here’s another one  I find fun and interesting.  “String of Buttons”.

( any name corrections I welcome)

Have a good week guys.

Summer is Finally Here

We had rain for sooooo long here in N.CA, we kept waiting for spring, but it just went right on by us and we went straight to summer.  I’m trying to acclimate my plants to the heat and haven’t even acclimated myself.  I sure miss Spring, but I’ll take what we can get. lol

My succulents are multiplying faster than I can plant them. lol  No, I’ve done a lot of propagating and have had fun doing it.  I’ve discovered that the 2 in pots are great for tiny plants, as they grow, (which seems to be quickly) they need one much bigger.   I know you’re supposed to allow them X amount of room and too much room is not good for them.   With the change in the weather tho and getting them under lights indoors so late, I have a lot of potting to get done.  Not complaining, I still love it. lol

These are much larger than they were, but definitely need to be repotted.   Succuclents need a well draining soil, so I researched a lot and got several different recipes.    I tried a couple and I think I’ve finally hit on the right mix, at least I hope so, if not I’ll try again. lol

New carpeting will be put in on Thursday.  They came last Friday and it turned out the carpet was not useable so it had to be reordered.  In the meantime, we took everything out of the living room, dinning room and hallway, then moved it all to the patio.  The patio is all out in the yard and yikes!  It’s 100 degrees out there so everything is covered  with sheets so they have a little protection.    we’ll get thru this by the week end, provided there will be no more issues with the carpet. lol

Have a great week everyone.

Sooooo Addictive!!

I had no idea succulents could be so addictive, lol. They are tho.  Once you start collecting them , it’s so hard to choose.  I did find one trick to make them less expensive, planted arrangements at Walmart. Lol. I decided 7 plants for $20 was pretty good-vs- 7 plants at $3.95 each.  So I bought a bowl arrangement thinking there was 7-8 plants in it. What a surprise when I ended up with anywhere from 20-25 plants. ( or more) each plant I thought was one plant had at least 2 or more plants to be separated because it had grown into several.  ( or were planted that way to make a lush bowl) So what I did was take a picture of the bowl with my iPhone so I could pull it up to be sure I don’t buy the same arrangement a second time. I could go on and on, but I’ll stop here, and write more later.  I’ll tell you where I found some great buys and good blogs to check out.

Oh yeah, I live in CA and as you probably know, we’ve had tons of rain, BUT the Sun has been out for two days now! Have a great week end everyone ☺️

 

 

Succulents! How fun are they?

Hello again😁 I think i’m Back again, for a while anyway.

Have you grown succulents before?  I haven’t until now, and sure am enjoying it.  There are sooo many beautiful plants, i’m In awe. You don’t water them too often, and they seem to flourish. Well, most of the time, but not always, they are pretty easy if you treat them like succulents and not violets.  😉. There some awesome sites to visit to get a ton of information, as well as find out the name of the ones you have. I didn’t know the botanical names, and most common names.  Hens n Chicks I know, String of Pearls and probably about half a dozen more. Lol  So you can tel I’m a genuine “ New…Newbie” lol, that’s why I thought it would be fun to write a little so I can go back and see where I am compared to where I was.

Here’s a few pics of some of my attempts at propagating.   I’ll keep you posted on how it goes. 😁


As you can see they’re quite small, those are 2×2 inch pots they’re in. They are slow growing, so it takes time them to get larger.  The baby plants  make beautiful small pot arrangements, you can put them in a tiny cup or if they’re large enough, into a tea cup. In groups or individually , not all get large, some are mini’s and baby plants are too fun.😁 in a nutshell i’m having  some fun for the first time in ages.  Just put “Succulent “ in your search and the information you can find is endless, not to mention, succulent bloggers are awesome.