Plants

Small Rosettes

This is a (very late) follow up to my post about Big Rosettes from last September.

Most of my plants have been in the house for the entire winter, enjoying the hospitality of my home, with its big, southwest-facing windows.  They seem happy enough, they just don’t really thrive during the winter.

This post contains a small selection of my small rosette-type plants.  First, some Agaves.  These are Agave victoria-reginae v. variegata, and Agave utahensis v. eborispina.

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Then, some Aloes.  All four of these small Aloes are hybrids.  Aloe ‘Snowflake’, Aloe ‘Lizard Lips’, Aloe ‘Pepe’, and Aloe ‘Pink Blush’.

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And some HaworthiasH. koelmaniorum, H. magnifica v. major, H. ‘Manda’s Hybrid’, and H. mirabilis v. calcarea.

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H. mutica v. mutica, an unknown Haworthia, and a hybrid of H. springbokvlakensis and something else.

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One Graptopetalum – Graptopetalum superbum.  Yes, Jeff – this is originally from you (in 2005!), but this is one of that plant’s grandchildren.  My mom has the original plant, and it LOVES her.

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…and that’s all for now.  All my plants are getting ready to be acclimated to the outdoors again very soon.  Some of them are already outside, enjoying the sun, and still chilly nights.  I’m hoping for big things from all of them this year!

Thanks for stopping by, and leaving your comments!

Beautiful Weather!

Moab’s weather has been beautiful for the past several days.  Today it went up to 70°F.  Yesterday, too.

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For the last two days, we’ve been doing yard work.  As any of you with a sizable yard and lots of trees know, this isn’t a quick chore.  We’ve cleaned up most of the leaves, and I cleaned out the flower beds, where there are already tulips, daffodils and hyacinths poking through the soil.

Below is my back yard flower bed, where last spring, I moved as many bulbs from all other beds as I could.  What you see poking up in the first picture are bearded irises.  A lovely peach color.

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I also gave this Juniper tree in the middle of the back yard a haircut.  Now it looks like a tree!  Yay!  Photos below are before and after.

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I was happy to see that my little Mother’s Day rosebush from Chris made it through the winter.  I planted it in the ground last summer, and it’s been struggling, but it looks like it’s going to do well this year.

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Here’s a view of the gorgeous day, looking toward our neighbor to the southeast.

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That was all yesterday.  Today, we raked all the leaves from the front yard.  Whew.  Glad THAT’S over.  Oh, and check out my trophy blisters!

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Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting!

– Katie

 

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