As part of our Post-A-Day-in-November challenge, a few friends and I have decided to resurrect FUN MONDAY!
It all started when SwampWitch posted a picture of her crazy Christmas cactus on FaceBook and the idea took off from there. At the bottom of this post, find links to all the participants.
We decided to share our favorite plant that lives in our houses or gardens. My first thought was to share the tea rose that my husband gave me for Valentine's day one year. I thought I'd killed it, but after putting it in our front flower bed, it came back to life and has been blooming wonderful salmon-colored flowers ever since.
Maybe it's that bed, because everything we plant in it grows like crazy. That said, my other favorite has to be my aloe plants. Darling Man had a friend who have him six little plants from his yard. We weren't sure what to do with them and our front bed was looking pretty sparse, so they landed in there. Did you know that aloes spread?? I don't even know how many plants are in there now but I can tell you that it's a lot. We have a couple of grasses and four rose bushes and the rest is aloe.
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that we had every stage of bloom going at once in that bed, starting at the bud poking its head out of the leaves to the skinny bare bones at the end.
I have also learned that hummingbirds LOVE aloe blooms. All through the summer, every time we had a bloom, hummingbirds would come hang out.
People who come to my house ask what those plants are and when I tell them, they are always surprised, saying that they've never seen an aloe bloom. That's why that bed might be magic - ours bloom almost constantly from spring to fall. My black thumb has not defeated these plants and that's another reason I love them.
Here's a list of the participants! Go visit their blogs and see what their favorite plans are! And if you want to join in, tell me in the comments and I'll add a link to your blog.
The Dust Will Wait - PamelaJamela
Lisa's Chaos - Lisa
Little Debbies Little stitches - Debbie (this is coming up as an unsafe site - Debbie, please advise)
Ms Cellania - Christine
Another Chance Ranch - JulieBug
Dreaming What Ifs - Karmyn
Pensieve - Robin
Karisma's Place - Karisma
Myanderings - Sandy
Ice Cream Mama - Beth
Prytz Family - Jan
Jan and Jer