Isn't the guy up top there unusual looking? In person, it looks like this plant is glowing fluorescent green! No kidding!
The tag reads Golden Moss "Aurea". I paid about $11 for it.
I chose this plant for it's beautiful color and also because the tag says it requires little maintenance and low light. I have never grown a moss before, have you? Any tips to give me?
The next plant was on clearance at Wal Mart, probably left over from last summer. I paid about $10.00 for it. I think that is a really good deal for this large plant.
I don't know the name of this guy, do you? I know that it is not an elephant's ear but it does remind me of that kind. Here is the tag. It simply says Philodendron Hybrids and shows a completely different picture than what I bought.
This plant may end up on the back screened porch once warm weather gets here to stay.
Here are a few other plants I enjoy.
Peace Lilies are very easy to grow. Did you know that NASA lists a Peace Lily as one of the best plants to clean the air of harmful toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide? Me neither!
My mom gave me this next plant and it lives on our front porch. However, all winter long I have been bringing it in and out of the house when temperatures reached below freezing. It is called an Asparagus Fern or Sprengeri.
You don't often see plants for sale at garage sales but I found this sweet English Ivy at one and only paid .50 cents for it.
In the past I haven't had good success with growing ivy's. I'm not sure why. But this little guy is tenacious! He has lived throughout the winter clinging to the side of this broken, plastic pot!
After Valentine's Day many, many flowers and plants were reduced at my local grocery store. I bought 2 bunches of mixed green clippings (at $2.50 each) that were to be used as filler for roses. But I liked them just as they were. So I brought them home and arranged them in a vase on our dining room table. Two weeks later they still look fabulous!
A close-up for a better look. Can you see the eucalyptus? It made the whole room smell so fresh and clean.
I recently purchased this vase at an estate sale. I immediately liked the creamy white color and cut-out design around the top. Upon closer inspection I realized it had a frog attached inside the vase. This makes it so easy to create beautiful arrangements with your flowers and clippings. See?
As the weather warms up and the plants are no longer dormant, I will begin to fertilize them using a liquid fertilizer. They will really come to life then and put out new growth!
Well, that's it for me today and all my green. What about you? What kind of house plants do you have?
Thanks for stopping by! Libby~
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