I know nobody really cares about my plants but I don’t mind because it’s sooo relaxing to wake up on my days off to see my babies in the morning.
These Graptopetalum paraguayense grew a lot! A couple months ago, I used them in my post about propagation. Their roots were reaching out of the soil surface like little fingers in their last pot. They still do that.
Below, from left to right (aside from the cactus): an offshoot taken from a G. paraguayense, a plantlet grown from leaf propagation of the same plant, and the last remaining leaf of a dying plant I bought from Lowe’s.
It took about two and a half months before that leaf cutting on the right would sprout anything. Judging by its slow growth and green plantlet, I think it’s probably an Echeveria ‘Black Prince’.
This one took just about two months:
And this was the same leaf a month ago:
I guess leaf propagation takes a while for some. I still have some rooted leaves of Echeveria elegans with zero new growth, but other species grow faster than others. [EDIT 10/30: I just checked the E. elegans leafies this morning and one of them sprouted a tiny new life form!]
The long finger-like cactus below is a Stapelia gigantea, or Zulu Giant. It blooms huge, beautiful corpse flowers and I’m so glad I found these growing on the side of the road. They were very limp when I collected them but now they’re growing strong and upright!
I still don’t know what the plant is on the right. Judging by its last flowers, it’s definitely an Echeveria—maybe a hybrid. It’s been a little over a month and it’s grown wider and already has new offshoots.
Sat, Oct 04 2014 4:28am
I was looking for Halloween-themed games to pass by some time—a lot of them sucked.
But then I found THE CUTEST game in the app store, Chef de Bubble.
||The name of the game might sound misleading, but it means Chef of the Bubble.
You play an aspiring magical chef named Ceylon in a little snow-globe in which you build your little restaurant kingdom. She seems sort of pathetic but really adorable anyways.
|The food items are cool, but I mainly like decorating my globe. There’s farm houses, castles, and all kinds of fantastical items. You can change the globe and the background and there’s also different twinkly music box tunes.
I’m too lame and poor to get any of that fancy stuff yet, but what’s cool (but also sucks in a way) is that I always seem to find something to do in this game. It takes longer to cook foods with higher levels so you have reasons to take breaks though.
I’ve just been playing all these kiddie games lately because it’s not the time for MMORPGs right now. *SIGH*
You’ll have your own little profile, and you can also post on the bulletin and add friends to work part-time jobs in their globes. If you want to be friends, my nickname is Rotkappchen (German for ‘Little Red Riding Hood’)!
And since my globe is dead and bland (so poor), I’ll end this with a nice one owned by Lolitadoll!
Bubble de Chef is available on both iPhone (+) and Android (+).
Monday (Sept 29) was my 21st birthday!
My childhood friend Teil put together a present that was so perfect: some more Darjeeling tea from India, another cute trinket box, a packet of craft moss, and…
THE CUTEST RABBIT MOSS PENDANT
EVER which she made herself.
My brother William also sent some live moss from Zurich, Switzerland!
Well, it’s pretty alive… I once told him that mixing moss with old beer would give it some nutrients to grow, so he thought he’d straight-up water it with beer.
Haha, I’m not sure if that’s exactly the way to do it but… hahaha, I love my brother.
I’m so happy
to have ended up
with these people.
I can think of a a crapload of ways to use rosemary. It smells and tastes LIKE HEAVEN. Rosemary butter, rosemary bread, rosemary tea, rosemary-infused oil, pizza, pasta—MAC N’ CHEESE.
You can even use the strong sprigs as skewers to make really pretty kebabs.
Luckily, I found a nice rosemary bush on the side of the old volcano to take cuttings from! Volcano seaside rosemary?! HELL YEAH.
HOW TO PROPAGATE: When taking cuttings, look for new growth because they’re more eager to root; avoid thick stems. The cuttings should only be around four or five inches long. Carefully strip about an inch of the lower leaves and, if you want to, lightly score the bottom. Keep the soil slightly moist. When a good root system is established, water only when soil is dry.
And, unlike basil, you can let your rosemary bloom without losing flavor!
It’s been a little over a week since planting them and two cuttings already look promising! Another one is almost there but the rest need more time.