Monday, May 2, 2016

parley view parsnip. . . we are still here

Start of a new week !
And by 11 am all the days are already filled with doctor appointments.
Life with a Little Square Black Dog.
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Some quick photos of a Paddle Plant or Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora plant.
No matter how much I forget about it with just a little water it just keep growing.
But a little care would have been better.
Watson was very ill last summer and plant care was not very high on my list.
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 Should not have water on the paddles.
ummmmmm ok.

 Lots of babies to transplant.

 This is the flowering stem that got so tall it broke.
I didn't really know what to do so. . . I just left it.

As you can see more blooms.
Nicely fragrant but not overpowering.

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This is what it looked like before the stalk broke.
This year I will hope to do better.
This is one of my favorite succulents.
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As always just because I can here is your pretty (sort of)  to start the week.


yesh it is i thehamish 
 i the hamish is still in jail
nice tall person who feeds us is callin' it the corral 
not carein' what nice tall person who feed us callin' it
corral or jail it is still bad
oh woe woe is me
woewoe woe
oh woe
woe
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woe. . . parsnip
music. . .  Keep The Family Close,  Drake

22 comments:

  1. Hi, dear Gayle!

    I'm sorry to see that thehamish is still behind bars, so to speak. I hope you don't make him stamp license plates. :) Can't you give him an early release for good behavior? :) You have marvelous plant specimens! Kalanchoe are among my favorite succulents. Two years ago when Mrs. Shady and I visited family in San Diego, I brought back a few sprigs taken from a large Kalanchoe in their back yard. I have them indoors in a container and they are doing well.

    Have a great week, dear friend Gayle!

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  2. Never thought of having them indoors.
    I really am not a big succulent fan. But in Tucson you really don't have a big choice. f you keep them in a bit of sun but mostly shade they grow. I like the more architectural ones.
    loved my old home with roses, and orchids and violets everywhere. I had a huge wall filled with orchids. Living in Laguna was a gardener heaven. Don't get me wrong I like my cactus and native trees (I grew up here) but sometimes I miss my other gardens.

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  3. Corral is a better word for it, Hamish!

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  4. Poor baby, how long before he is eligible for parole.

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    1. I have been letting him walk about but no stairs and running.

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  5. Poor Hamish! I know it's for his own good though.

    And I wish I could neglect and plant and it would look like that. I can lavish attention on them just like the book says and they still die.

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    1. I am learning more about this plant so I can take better care of it.

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  6. You have very pretty plants. With that long stalk, it reminds me of swordfish :-)
    I'm sorry thehamish has to stay in gated space. I know it's hard for both of you. Niko had to be kept in a room soon after we adopted him due to his skin conditions. Goro could catch the same thing so they had to be separated. Niko really really didn't like being confined and his crying broke my heart.
    Hang in there...better days should come!

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    1. His has his day set, were to eat and when to get shots, pills and meds. He doesn't like it mess up.

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  7. Poor Hamish, it's tough being in the pokey.

    I like your succulents! They're very pretty and unique.

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    1. Live in Arizona, none of your pretty Irises.

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  8. Hamish is still in the slammer?

    You live in such a beautiful place, Gayle. I'm envious!

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  9. I love the paddles on the plant. Oh dear, poor thehamish. T and P send him understanding commiserations and say they will be thinking of him as they run around in the garden this afternoon ;-).

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  10. Yes, the plants have to make it on their own sometimes. Hope it is soon to be behind you and Ham.

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  11. Please do give thehamish a few scratches behind his ears from me. I am sure that the corral is tough on both of you all.

    I have a couple of kalanchoe plants, and love their also being called paddle plants. One of mine is very tiny, recently transplanted to a 2" pot (yes, very tiny) but is beginning to add a few mini paddles. I try to keep hope alive with my windowsill plants. A larger version in a 4" pot has now finished off all its blooming, but is still producing lots of paddles; some of its larger paddles are getting quite big. I am guessing that yellow paddle edges mean too much water?

    xo

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  12. Woe indeed, thehamish, but it still looks a pretty comfy jail !

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  13. You take such good care of thehamish! Such a sweet bundle of fur!

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  14. Cool plant! Can't wait to see the flowers! Good luck with the good dog at the appointments. Keep us posted.

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  15. I love those big red leaves on your Kalanchoe. Hopefully thehamish can get out of his cozy corral soon. Take care. :)

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  16. Love the plants in your yard. You have the neatest things.

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