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Friday, April 12, 2013

Ice Inside Too

As the garden thaws out today, I turned my attention to the plants inside the house.
On a sunny window sill, containers of ice plant are doing well.


One ice plant has a bloom.


Last year, I purchased this echeveria nodulosa.  By the end of summer, it had bloomed and was giving up in the heat.  I saved a few of the leaves to try and start new plants.

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Imagine my surprise to find a new plant today starting on the left in this photo.  The leaf on the right still looks fine.  Maybe it'll start a new plant too.



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I took it out about a week ago as the leaves were coming out the top.  Here it is near a sunny window growing and growing.


The indoor plants will have to be happy where they are for a while longer.  While we're warming up, I still see a few nights with temperatures below freezing in next week's forecast.

Have a great weekend.

15 comments:

  1. Hey the baby is a nice surprise. And a Hyacinth in the house, great idea.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. Here you are still having winter weather and we're having summer weather. It's been mid 80's feeling like it's around 90, very humid and windy. Rain is predicted, we'll see if we get it. We sure could use it.

    Love it that your ice plant came back and has a baby. It's neat seeing your hyacinth bulb growing too.

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  3. Love the bloom on the ice plant--such a pretty shade.

    We got "dumped" on yesterday--snow. Sleet. Just north of us got 10" of snow. I'm so very very very tired of winter...........

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  4. I never rush the season -- it's always out on Harry Truman's birthday! We had ice inside as well -- but ours was hailstones from last Sunday -- one found about 10 feet away from the window it came through!

    I like your inside ice better!

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  5. Spring time is always full of surprises. I am always excited about finding what volunteer plants have decided to come up all on their own. I have about a half dozen onions that are sprouting up from last year's onion bed. I'll just let them keep on growing right where they are and plant my other plants around them.

    Two big fat dandelions grew right in the middle of one of my raised garden beds. Through all the nasty weather they flourished. Yesterday, I snipped off the leaves and made a salad of greens out of them. I had never eaten dandelion greens before. I can't say that it is the best salad I ever had but it wasn't too bad. My new garden motto is "If you can defeat them, eat them." :0)

    Have a great day in the garden because warmer days are on the way.

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  6. Wonderful surprise with the succulent.The ice plant bloom is really pretty pink.

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  7. Love that succulent. .doesn't look like we will be planting much this week either!!

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    1. I got out Monday afternoon. Perfect for weeding. Now, waiting for a blast of winter again.

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  8. What a wonderful surprise. All that work is worth it when you have treats like this one. Have a wonderful week.

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  9. Time for spring for you! It's nice you have some 'ice' inside the house for some green color and blooms!

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  10. What a pretty echeveria! I'm glad the new babies are doing well for you. We're bound to have some frosty nights yet, too, so there will be no planting outside for awhile for me either. Just as well because we're getting constant rains--I have a mud garden at the moment:)

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  11. After being in the 60's yesterday and high 50's last night, it is hard to believe we will be back to ice and snow. Like you we are going down to below freezing too. Time to bring the plants back inside! Love your ice plant.

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  12. I've become interested in the succulents and some cacti too! Apparently they are not difficult to propagate. martha Stewart has a blog entry about just that subject this week! Your ice plant is lovely - a nice way to see you through the last cold bit!

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    1. Thanks for the tip to check Martha's blog. I'm thinking I'll browse our local nursery for some more unique succulents this year. I need more that are winter hardy.

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