Friday, October 29, 2010

I've been getting ready for .............................................

Ol' Man Winter the last few days. I've been checking my plants and bringing them in or putting them in the basement before it gets very cold. I had some pleasant surprises , my daughter gave me this plant for Mother's Day. I've never had any luck with this plant , but I put it in a pot and let it be. The plant is called Hen and Bitties around here and today I found it had 4 bitties (yay). My Mom leaves her's outside year round , but I moved mine to the basement.

My next surprise was my Snake Plant or Mother-In-Laws Tongue as some people call it. My friend who was murdered gave me a potted plant when my mother-in-law died 11 years this Dec., this was one of the plants that was in that pot. I repotted it many years ago and was thinking I needed to repot it again , when I went to bring it in I noticed it was starting to bloom. I've heard they would bloom , but I've never seen one bloom. I was so excited I called my friend's Mom to tell her about it. She started laughing and told me she had brought a Snake Plant home from his house and it was blooming too.
I told her I thought he was letting us know his spirit was still with us , she agreed :0)

I stripped the pepper plants and pickled the peppers , the cayenne produced really well this year. The drought and heat didn't hinder it at all. The jalapenos didn't do as well , but we do have 2 quarts and a 1/2 pint pickled , hopefully that will last until the next gardening season.
What have you been up to this week ?
~ Many Blessings ~


Anonymous said...

I've had a hard time getting the hen and chick (as they are called here) to overwinter. I confess, I don't do well with succulents. That's pretty neat story about the two plants from your friend blooming!


AkasaWolfSong said...

JoyceAnn...I love the fact your Mother-in-law plant is blooming! As for repotting they love to be rootbound which is one reason it may be flowering too. Mine is about as big as yours is. I think you are right your friend is there with you though. :)
Hens and Chicks do overwinter well...I just threw lots of leaves over them and they did wonderfully and I live in Wisconsin where the winters can get pretty brutal at times.
Here's wishing you a peaceful weekend!

Jeanne said...

I have never seen a Mother-in-laws plant bloom...How very special!
And your Hen and bitties is quite happy to be left alone it seems.

Happy Halloween!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

We call them Hen and Chicks around these parts. Plants can have so many different names and they are all beautiful.