Monday, May 14, 2007

Mother's Day in Green



I got my first potted plant from a child for Mother's Day. Zaya's very brave sunday school teacher helped all the preschoolers pot Geraniums for their mommies. It was very sweet, and I even managed to keep it from being kicked over out in the service.

The plant next to it came from a cutting. It started out as just a couple of leaves, but is now doing quite well. I think that's the only potted plant that has flouished in my care. I'm not kidding, either. (See Prev. Post) There's something strange about it, though. See if you can figure out what's wrong with that plant. I'll have a prize for the person who notices the problem first and leaves the answer in comments. (Those who I've already told are disqualified) I've left the picture at a very high resolution for easier viewing. (I can't remember what the name of that plant is, either, so if anyone knows, I'd appreciate the information.)

5 comments:

crissybug said...

I don't know if I am right, but one of the stems is reddish purple...that is strange. I think the plant is a form of Devil's Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)...Not positive, but it looks like it.

Here is to hoping that your Geraniums will flourish. What a sweet gift that Zaya gave you!

I hope you had a super Mother's Day

Qtpies7 said...

I, too, think its the purple stemmed and different leaf growing in the back. Thats a totally different plant. Weird.

Good luck growing those plants, I'd kill them. Or my cat would. I keep killing everything and my husband brings them to his work to resusitate them. His cubical is a jungle now. Our cat also doesn't like hanging plants, he throws the dirt all over the floor trying to get rid of it.

Myrna said...

I don't want to burst your bubble or anything, but that plant on the right would grow just about anywhere in any conditions. You can cut out a part with a root section and grow it in water. It will even grow fairly well in a room with no light - like an bathroom. It will keep growing and growing and make long trails of ivy unless you keep trimming it off and re-rooting the cuttings. I'll have to look up the exact name. It looks like there is a small sprig of another kind of plant potted with it - maybe a Swedish ivy branch...

Myrna said...

Here is a website about your plant:
http://www.pothos.com/

JennaG said...

Your plant is precious. Kids are so sweet and so proud of their gifts to us. Funny that there was a bean in it. We have decided not to go to Gatlinburg, but we are taking a mini-trip to Memphis!