I have failed miserably. These plants have grown loads since I took these pictures. I guess it could be worse. But it’s mainly due to my lack in blogging skills and not understanding how to manage a domain name. Help? Any advice? Apparently I have to pay for it for a year. It’s not unlike me to think buying a website is a good idea when I have absolutely no experience and no clue as to what I’m doing. So, I’m starting here. And let me tell you, this is a hell of a lot easier than what I was attempting to figure out. This is my blog where I wish to explore my lifestyle, my holy grail beauty rituals and my culinary experiences. Like my new plants, I wish to grow. Not sure where this will take me but I’m hoping it will take me farther than a Bachelor in Art History and Philosophy ever will. Now, back to the plants….
I always thought it would be the coolest job to own a flower shop. You would get to be surrounded by nature all day and take care of beautiful flowers and plants. When I discovered a little florist at the end of the road I knew it would be dangerous especially now that it’s spring and summer is right around the corner. Within spring lies a necessary craving for freshness and these three plants that I purchased do just the trick. I know there are many types of succulents but the word “succulent” was all I was able to get out the man who was helping me. So a succulent it is. Instead of letting it die I decided to write down watering directions. I was told to water this succulent (and if anybody knows what it actually is let me know) every 2 weeks from the bottom.
Next I bought a burrow’s tail also called a “sedum morganianum”…try saying that 5 times. It’s the most beautiful colour of green and has the weirdest texture. When you dig your nail into a little leaf it has a juicy but crisp consistency, very strange. I’m happy to say that this little guy is overflowing his home. I was directed to water it every 10 days from the top. I usually can’t keep track of watering my plants but for these ones I have been writing notes in my agenda when to water them.
Last is the moon cactus. In the shop they also had red one’s and I hear they come in a variety of different colours. I was told it’s two cactuses (cacti?) fused together. I liked the yellow, it adds a nice pop of colour. I was afraid that if I got the red one it would remind me of christmas. I was directed by the florist to water this one every 2-3 weeks. This plant is definitely the trickiest out of all three. I find it extremely hard to judge between week 2 and 3 whether it needs to be watered or not. But so far so good!