Flowers speak to me. These eyes don't lie. They console, brighten and like us have cycles.
I almost lost all (20 pots) of my flowers this year due to a strange insect infestation. I've never had an issue like this. I almost threw everything away but I couldn't give up on my plants. I gave them hair cuts, dug up a few, dead headed, cleaned up all the dead leaves in their pots, used a treatment and then sprinkled their pots with mint and they made it!
unfortunately the last two months I was not engaged in the application, was on a business trip to Guinea. Now I'm back and next weekend I plan to devote entirely to the Plant Care Reminder app. There are many ideas that are sure to be implemented in the next release. Thank you for using my app. #plantcarereminder#plants#plantwatering#plantcare
Have you ever seen a Bob this big?! Sure, maybe in the wild, but in a living room? All we can say is: be careful when you had too many drinks... 🍾 🌿 . 📸 Kyle Born
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Fascinating day behind the scenes @rhswisley yesterday. I was at their propagation greenhouses learning lots of great tips about, yes you’ve guessed it, propagating and seed sowing.
The new glasshouses they’ve moved too are on a new site following the various fabulous changes and expansion going on at Wisley. The team were very proud to show them off and have so much room for cultivation. I was fascinated to learn that they literally grow to order for the gardens nothing more nothing less. They also take in all new plants for the garden to quarantine them for a period of time before they get planted out. Particularly lengthy periods for those coming in from abroad due to the prevalence of many serious pests now hitting Europe.
Kirengeshoma palmata (Yellow wax bells, Palmate kirengeshoma) is clump-forming, deciduous perennial with arching, maroon stems bearing broadly ovate, palmately lobed, slightly hairy, light green leaves and nodding cymes of fleshy, broadly tubular, pale yellow flowers in late summer and early autumn.
Native to: Japan, Korea
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Something weird going on at Insta. I typed a text with this but then it dissapeared. 🤔👽
Anyway, i’m having some trouble with this cutting. Its growing some kinda mold. Check out my stories for all the detail. Thinking of cutting of this leaf and hope the best of it. Anyone know what to do?
A wise friend told me that the best way for an impatient plant parent like me to deal with a slow growing plant is to neglect it and pretend that it doesn’t exist, and that’s what I’ve been doing to my Philodendron Melanochrysum in the past few months besides keeping it hydrated. It worked! A new leaf was waiting for me when I went to water it today. It was so stunning, living up fully to its nickname, black diamond! But sadly, when I found an easy way to deal with the waiting period, I had to miss out on watching the new leaf slowly matured from pink with light green veins into a deep dark green with a velvety texture. Luckily, another new leaf is already on its way, so this time, I’m going to keep an eye on it closely to make sure I get to witness this magical transformation.
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One of the number ☝🏼 problems with caring for succulents is understanding how much water they need. Yes- they are drought tolerant, but that doesn’t mean they never need water. Water is essential for your plant’s health. If the leaves are wrinkled or shriveled, then your succulent is thirty 💦 If the leaves are soft and mushy, then they have too much water. And prolonged overwatering can turn the leaves and roots black with rot. Try the soak and dry method- make sure the soil is completely soaked through then allow it to completely dry out. During the dry period, the plant will put out new thick roots so that it can absorb more water when you “soak” it again. 👍🏼 #elephantbush#elephantbushsucculent#succulents#succulentsofinsta#plants#planthappysj#loveyourplants#plantcare#plantsandpots#succulentlovers
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Mis 🌲Cipreces de Sawara🌲 (𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙚𝙘𝙮𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝙋𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙖) estuvieron mal hace unas semanas. Parece que tuvieron una infección de algún hongo nocivo y por un momento me hicieron preocupar bastante. Este ya se está recuperando y se puede ver que ha emitido brotes nuevos, de un color verde limón vibrante. 🇬🇧
My 🌲Sawara Cypress🌲 (𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙚𝙘𝙮𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝙋𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙖) trees had a rough time a couple of weeks ago. Looked like they had caught a fungal infection of some sort and had me stressing for a moment there. This one has bounced back already though, and is showing new growth in an intense lemon green color.
How could a green tomato help you out of your mental funk? 🧠💚🍅🤷🏼♀️
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One of the scariest things about depression and anxiety is feeling like I don’t have control over my own brain.
When thoughts and feelings seem to come out of nowhere, it’s hard to see how anything I do would make a difference... if I don’t know why this is happening, how could I possibly know what to do about it.
What does this have to do with an adorable cluster of baby tomatoes? One of the reasons I love plants is that they show me the impact of my actions. If I can make a plant happy through the care I give it, it will reward me with new leaves! Or a flower! Or a tiny fruit (cause we all know tomatoes aren’t actually vegetables 🤓)! I might not always be able to see how all my annoyingly crucial self care practices are helping me, but I CAN see the results of my plant care.
I also like these unripe tomatoes because they’re not done growing! With the proper care and the right environment, they will only get sweeter with time 😘 Anyone tired of my extended metaphor yet?
The next time you’re feeling like you can’t influence your own circumstances, take a peek at your plant babes... they just might be able to reflect the results of your actions back to you 💚💚💚
In other news, these tomato babies belong to my mom, and she grew the BIGGEST TOMATO PLANT I’ve ever seen! It’s as tall as me! ...I’m short for a human, but that’s still pretty tall for a plant! 😂🙌🏻🍅🌱💚
PLANT FACT: In the daytime, little holes on the leaves open up to allow the intake of Carbon Dioxide- these holes close up at night to allow the plant to retain water. When the cells fill up with water, the leaves stiffen and stand upright! This is how Calatheas have gotten their common name, because they “pray” at night 💚
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Yesterday’s bathroom scene! All my monsteras have thrips 🙄 so weekly water blastings and neem oil spray downs in the tub is a must! I’ve been battling them a few weeks now. My monsteras are still doing great! They just have damages on the undersides of the leaves. I’ll show you guys in my stories later. #monsteramonday
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My favorite little corner ✨🌱 but do not be fooled, it’s never this clean. I just wanted to see how this monstrous beauty looked on my dresser but it’s too tall to go under the grow light.
I took this pic about two weeks ago, so this cutting now has 4 leaves! This is my favorite monstera out of the 5 I own. That’s because this one is a true #monsteradeliciosa and I like the way it grows better.
About a year ago I found out that my monsteras may not be true monstera deliciosas, but a monstera deliciosa ‘borsigiana’. It’s hard to tell if you don’t have a mature monstera because they both look the same as juveniles. Since I work at a plant shop I was able to compare the large monsteras we get in by checking for the ruffling that true monstera deliciosas have on their stems. My oldest monstera did not have the ruffiling, so I was on the hunt for a true deliciosa. Luckily, one of our permanent mature monstera deliciosas needed a trim one day and I was able to secure a cutting!
According to research, #monsteraborsigiana grows smaller than a deliciosa (which isn’t saying much because it’s a massive plant regardless) and quicker. It could all be a load of crap and misinformation but I just wanted to share how I came upon this mature cutting that I adore. 🤗