My potted plants have finally found a place that they can call home. While being homeless proved to be fatal to some plants (such as the Curculigo capitulata, Callistemon subulatus ‘Dark Red’, and several others), many toughed it out. Today we appreciate those tough plants. I have added a few plants to this potted garden in the past few months, but it still remains a fairly low maintenance project.
Of course, the biggest winners in this garden are the cacti and succulents.
The cover photo for this post is an Agave attenuata that I added a couple of months ago. It looks to me like it is ‘Kara’s Stripes’. It lives in the pot that used to have a big kaffir lime tree in it.
The volunteer seedlings that popped up out of nowhere in my Schizobasis intricata pot have limped along as bonsai specimens for the last 4 years. Growing about an inch a year, I wasn’t sure what they were for quite a while. It’s easy to tell what they are now; Euphorbia milii. Now that I have them planted in the greenhouse they have grown more in the past 2 months than they have their entire existance.
Aloe ‘Rooikappie’ is a nice hybrid aloe that grows fast, doesn’t get too big, and blooms all year long.
I love a challenge. Whether it is germinating seeds from exciting new plants (at least exciting and new for me), keeping and raising fish, poison dart frogs, and ornamental shrimp, or navigating new areas of the world without maps or guides, I am interested in it. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my life, and I'm still fond of moss and gray skies.
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