This is a bit of cheating but here goes. A couple of weeks ago was teacher appreciation week during which I was showered with gifts. One of these, given by a coworker is this ceramic Croc.
Another recent gift came from my pal, Alison (Bonney Lassie.) Her love affair with tillandsias ended and she asked if I'd like hers. Still in the throes of the romance, I said yes.
A match made in heaven, right? Okay, it was made on my dining room table.
Not a real stretch of the arranging skill for this one but it makes me smile.
And works perfectly here on a table in the greenhouse. Tea anyone?
Earlier this year, I purchased a Chayote squash to try but never did. The picture below was lifted from wiki How to do anything. Click here for their article.
It lived in the bottom of the fruit/vegetable bowl for a bit too long and began looking a bit squid-like, determined to fulfill it's reproductive objective. Questions: did the eggshell bear a chick or an omelette? Will the squash get planted out of curiosity or thrown in the compost heap?
I hold it's destiny in my hands (Oh the power!) Will there be foliage or death?
Speaking of foliage and death, back in November, I brought this lovely cryptanthus home from Flower World. Loree wondered if it would keep the pink/red blush in the center. Through the dark part of winter, it seemed to be fading a bit.
However, now it looks like this. Honest, it's the same plant. Looks like it may be getting ready to bloom which triggers a color change in some members of the Bromeliaceae. On the other hand, it could be the increase on light. I don't know which cryptanthus this is so am not sure. Do you know?
Beautiful foliage either way.