The Coleus Plant, a Memory from My Childhood

coleus
The coleus plant was a favorite of mine when I was a young child. Looking back, I realize that I always loved plants. My Mom’s best friend in Canada, who lived across the street from us always grew coleus in her yard. I used to ask her for a piece and I would root it in water, then plant it in the backyard. In Canada, the coleus died off every winter, and that makes me wonder if our neighbor kept some plants indoors during the¬† winter months, or did she plant seeds the following spring? I have a very shady side garden, and I thought that the coleus would do well there. Continue reading

Geraniums In Bloom

red geranium
Geraniums in Bloom is a sure sign that spring is finally here. If you enter the word Geraniums in Plum Bird Corner’s search, you will see that I have posted several times about my Geraniums blooming. It just goes to prove that every spring I’m so excited when I see their vibrant colors. Continue reading

String of Pearls Succulent

String of Pearls Succulent photograph on Plum Bird Corner

This is a closeup of a String of Pearls ‘Senecio rowleyanus’. It’s a new Succulent that I bought.¬† I recently read that they can be a little temperamental¬† to grow, but also read that they are easy to grow, so having lost one several years ago, from too much sun, I decided to take on the challenge of cultivating a second plant. Continue reading

My Orchids Are Blooming

purple orchid flower
My Orchids are blooming and they are beautiful. I have four orchids, and two are actually blooming, and two are almost ready to flower. The photo below shows the buds on one of those two plants.
orchid budding
purple orchid flower
This last photo is an orchid that was given to me by our neighbors when they moved to Utah. I previously wrote about the Corn Plant that they also gave me. I hope they see my two posts, so they can see their plants are being well cared for, and that we are enjoying having them in our home.