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Plant geekery

on February 10, 2013
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Ginger grown from asian market root. Datura (metel) in the background

In addition to cats and real estate (and yarn, fabric, old things… the list goes on and on and on) I love plants and horticulture.  I’m fortunate enough to live within striking distance of the US Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. and was doubly fortunate to be able to visit the display created for the recent holiday season.  Now, I’m not a plant thief, and I would NEVER (honest) pick a leaf or cutting off of an actual specimen, however, this leaf was on the floor of the conservatory.  I couldn’t bear to leave it to be trampled, so I brought it home and stuck it in a pot with some ginger I’m growing from roots I got at the Asian market.  It heeled off and now has tiny rootlets-SO excited !!!  I think it’s a kalanchoe, but not sure. (Gwennie, any ideas? 🙂  Happy Sunday, all, and keep your gardening sights on the not so distant spring.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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One response to “Plant geekery

  1. Charlie says:

    I love your whimsical creations, and yes if the leaf is on the ground it is crucial that if you can propagate it that it not go to waste.

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