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2015_Day 339: A is for anthuriums

It’s days like today that I feel like such a newbie to flowers. I saw these beautiful plants at a local store and they took my breath away! I don’t recall ever seeing them before and didn’t know what they were until I read the information card tucked into the dirt of one. Anthuriums, it said. Amazing, I thought. Continue reading

2015_Day 243: Win some, lose some applies to houseplants, too

I replanted a struggling aglaonema (lower left) in January. Almost seven months later, it's strong and beautiful (upper left). On the other hand, I'm afraid my impatiens (right) is nearing its end.

I replanted a struggling aglaonema (lower left) in January. Almost seven months later, it’s strong and beautiful (upper left). On the other hand, I’m afraid my impatiens (right) is nearing its end.

When I bought the New Guinea impatiens back around June, it was really pretty, with deep purple leaves and a few bright pink flowers. I potted it and displayed it on my front porch, sure it would soon be full of blossoms and the prettiest flower on the block. About a month or so later, I noticed a few of the leaves on the bottom of the flower were turning brown. Continue reading