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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Good Wednesday night everyone. Work was rough and continuous all day again...no lunch on M-T- or W until 3:30 every day. Too much going on....but it won't last forever. When I got home, my hubby and daughter and I went over to a Jewish Deli for dinner...it was great, and I even had a bowl of matzo ball soup! Here is a pic of directly east out my back screenroom, where you can see the solid afternoon rains today...if you go this direction for 2 miles you would be swimming in the Atlantic Ocean! Never mind the telescope out in the rain...it has never worked...I found it, so it just sits out there all the time until I pitch it, but I kinda like looking at it...I think it reminds me of my Dad, who is no longer with us, but he was a dreamer and astronomer!!!

Thanks to Lovely Plantings , I found out the best watering schedule for my big beautiful Bronze Tea Cup hybrid aeonium!!! Doesn't it look splendid! It has a bit of rain on it from todays showers coming into the screenroom, but it needed more water, and now it is so happy and perky! It's leaves at times would get very droopy, and it seems to need more water than all my other succulents. These guys are from the Canary Islands, where it must either rain more, or maybe they are closer to sea level to where the roots stay wetter. I don't really know...just making dumb guesses! Hee hee. Anyway, I appreciated the advise she gave me, and so does Miss Bronzy!!! She is such a showoff, isn't she??? I try not to love things just for their out and out beauty, but in her case, how can I help it!!! LOL

Update on these darn (and believe me, I want to say a DIFFERENT word...LOL...Kitten Ears:
These things can come and go faster than cakes in my house!!! They look like shi-, and then start fresh again, and round and round they go...almost to being such a freakin pain I nearly want to throw them in a trash pile...but yet I can't. They are cute when they want to be. My Kitten Ears after about 1 year:

OK...here is something major! I have been waiting for these things to get big enough to take a photo of for longer than a year. I believe I have finally gotten a close enough and sharp enough pic to possibly have someone be able to I.D. them for me! I believe they are either a Haworthia or a Gasteria. If anyone knows...please feel free to let me know. It has been a mystery all this time...I do not find anything like this in either category of my succulent books. Thanks in advance!!!

And that's all folks, for today! Talk to you again soon!
Julie

14 comments:

Claude said...

I don't know one darn thing about now hawthorias or gasterias... it's cute. I'm leaning towards gasteria though. don't know why.

As for the kitten ears, the only success I ever had with them was to plant them outside in the ground. I tried to save some for next year inside through the winter, they didn't make it. So I can't give any advice on that either.

Really like the Aeonium. Almost bought a few once, never did though. I tend to like my plants spiny...

Tootsie said...

that is NOT Haworthia....I have a photo of that on my blog in the houseplant post. Not sure it is Gasteria either though. to me it looks a little like sedum. Both of the others have pokey spikey things on the leaves. I am going to look into this ....I love a good plant mystery. when they get a little bigger post them again and we will get a better look. did you start them from seed? I have some cacti started from seed. They grow sooooo slow...but they are doing well....maybe I will post them for you one day!

Tootsie said...

that also could be a form of aloe...some have tiny spikes on the leaves too. Man I wish it was a little bigger!

Serena said...

I hope things calm down a little at work soon so you can, at least, get a regular lunch break, Julie. I like the telescope whether it works or not. Sheesh.....I hope those rabbit ears get their act together soon.

Donna in Louisiana said...

hey Julie, email me privately, I need your address so I can send you your scissor jewelry...

Thanks again for all the suggestions you made on my page. Also, I'm going today to buy some of these cute little buggers to plane my own succulent garden.

Ginny said...

Did you have killer cake for Emily June and I????? lol

Julie said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone!!!

Donna-I hope you will plan a succulent garden and then show us all your pics!!!

Ginny- No, I wish I could say yes...no room for dessert!!!

Pudgeduck said...

Julie- Sorry that you are so busy at work! Glad you find the time to Blog! How far from the ocean ???? I would be there right now even in the rain!

Julie said...

Pudgeduck- We are 2 miles from ocean, even though we rarely go there except to walk or see the view at night sometimes! Oh we also go over at turtle season to see the Loggerheads lay eggs or find the babies hatching.

Julie said...

Tootsie- I will post agin in probably another year when they may be somewhat larger by then! Maybe I will start fertilizing regularly! These were in a group of succulents that were planted together, and I had them in sun and these nearly fried to death. I brought back 3 from maybe 2 leaves on each, and they are thriving now. I'm glad because I really want to know what they are now!!!

Kelly said...

I often learn the hard way which plants need more water than others. I realized, finally, that my sedums need a lot more water than I was giving them. They're much happier with more frequent waterings.

Kelly

Julie said...

Kelly- Yes, it is to my amazement that this is true, but you sure wouldn't think so since sedum grows so well in drier places, like California vs. Florida. Well, some things I will just never understand!!! LOL

The Succulent Dish said...

I ADORE your Aeonium. I have a black one and although it's not bad, I'd like to see it happier. What is the watering schedule, because I'm getting a little overwhelmed with who needs to be watered when. Also curious if you use a regular feeding schedule and if you feed everybody the same meal. HELP!

Julie said...

Hey Succulent Dish! My outdoor succulents get only rainwater...unless a month goes by without any, then I will water them! My screenporch succulents (in partial shade) I water monthly, and NOW my aeonium gets watered every 2 weeks. I give all my succulents half strength liquid fertilizer (Miracle Gro) every few months. This could be right, or it may not be right, but it seems to work for my succulents here in south Florida!