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Interesting Daffodil

Thought I’d share a couple pictures of this interesting daffodil.  I’m not too familiar with all of the different varieties, so it may be well known, but it’s new to me!

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A Sprout!

Lookie!

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Carnation Sprout

My carnation seeds have started to sprout!  Nothing else in my flower seed tray is showing signs of life, but I’ll take what I can get.  So far I can see seedlings in two of the five cups.  I am beyond ecstatic.  🙂

Today, Eva and I went to her grammy’s house to plant surprise pansies.  We spent a couple hours outside preparing the area and planting.  Eva slept through most of it.

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Front of Mom's house - with pansies!

I took the liberty of surrounding her mailbox with flowers.  She never plants anything there, and I don’t know why.  I love the look of mailbox gardens.

While I waited for Eva to wake up, I googled information on Mexican sunflowers.  My mother-in-law gave me some seeds, and I wanted to research the proper care.  While doing that, it dawned on me that I could try planting regular sunflowers, too, using some of my mom’s birdseed.  I found some black oil sunflower seeds in the basement and stole a handful.

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Mexican Sunflower Seeds (left), Black Oil Sunflower Seeds (right)

I’ll plant these guys later tonight.  It’ll be cool to have some ginormous flowers in my garden come summer!

Before ending this post, I’d like to share a picture of my Tete-a-tete daffodil.  It’s still blooming, but the leaves have spread out quite a bit.  I hope that’s not a sign of trouble.  I’d like to keep it as an indoor plant if possible.  If I can’t, I may have some daffodils it could join out near my shrubs.  Something’s coming up out there, and I’m pretty sure it’s daffodils.  I think the guy who sold us the house may have planted flower bulbs.  🙂

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Tete-a-tete Daffodil


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The Plant Collector

I’ve become a bit of a plant collector. It hasn’t gotten as bad as my yarn collecting…yet. I had a few houseplants in my possession, namely a Christmas cactus and a couple African violets, but today I added quite a few more.

Every time I go to the grocery store, I mysteriously end up in the floral section. I then spend twenty minutes looking at each plant over and over again until I make a selection. I’ve made a habit of “rescuing” violets since they do so well in my dining room window, but today I branched out a bit and bought a violet AND a mini (Tete-a-Tete) daffodil:

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This went into Eva’s room. I’ll see how it fares in her window. If it doesn’t do well, I’ll move it to the dining room. (The picture doesn’t show it, but the flowers shimmer. That’s why I picked it.)

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I put this on an end table in the living room. I bought a beautiful iris and hummingbird pot to go with it. I hope it gets enough light in its current location!

I then took this obsession further and went to Home Depot under the guise that I’d be purchasing some self watering pots for my violets. I came home with the pots, plus two more pots, plus these plants:

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I call this the Dr. Seuss plant. I have no idea what it is. This calls for some googling.

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This is a little plant I bought for my kitchen window. I would have preferred something that flowers, but I couldn’t find anything small enough. :/

I plan to keep adding to my collection. I’d love a large fern or palm. And some orchids. Good thing I’ve got a birthday coming up!