Spring Approaches

Warmer weather, the promise of light rain, slightly longer days.

Spring is on its way, as is the promise of lots of blooms.

This is the first time I’ve seen the flowers on this succulent.

I believe this succulent is a type of Echeveria, perhaps Echeveria Violet Queen.  It’s a grow it forward plant given to me by a lovely gentleman named Paul.  I returned the favour by giving Paul a few cuttings from succulents I have that he didn’t.  This is one of the best approaches to gardening.

– ⋅ o ♥ o ⋅ –

This is my next entry for the Flower of the Day (FOTD) photo challenge hosted by Cee’s Photography.


I have been a little quiet lately, Toastmasters is taking up a lot of my time (this is not me complaining), and life, in general, has been busy, chaotic even.  There’s been a lot of gardening to do, overgrown plants trimmed and tamed, existing plants repotted, new plants lovingly cared for and all the watering and fertilising – it’s been a while since we’ve had some rain, and on top of all of this, work has been demanding.  

Life is slowly returning to normal and I’ll be blogging with a little more frequency soon, perhaps even sharing my venture into candle making.

9 Replies to “Spring Approaches”

  1. Candle making sounds fun! And I love sharing plants and we did it some years back – and I thought of certain people when I saw their plant

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    1. I remember the original owner of every plant in my garden, and think of that person fondly when I’m watering, tending, and caring for the growing treasure they gave me 🙂

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      1. Yes! And sometimes when I go to my neighbor’s house I see a few things I shared – like a crepe myrtle tree that is now 5 feet and it came from a little shoot!
        Oh the joy of sharing
        And aren’t certain bulbs stifled if they are not divided? Almost as if we were meant to share

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  2. What a beautiful flower! From a succulent! They always seemed so boring to me. But then the only one I ever tried to grow was a Christmas Cactus. That’s a succulent, right?

    So are you still commuting every week to work?

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    1. Hi Calen, yes Zygo (or Christmas) cactus is a succulent and no more commuting hours on end to earn a living for me. Work these days is a lot closer to home.

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