Six on Saturday – 24 Jul, 2021

The office plants are going wild, reaching desperately for more pot space. Unfortunately, the biggest philodendron is missing completely, A long time ago, when I first moved the rooted cutting to the office, it was much smaller. Before I even had grow lights, it was treading earth right alongside me at my day job. Eventually, it managed to grow four leaves. Then, at the start of an otherwise normal day, a book fell on it. This broke much of the stem, and nearly killed the plant. Eventually, after many months, it started growing again – sideways. It’s flourished since then, nearly unstoppably. It’s grown even as it started to fall under its own weight. It’s still growing, even as the new roots are just hanging out into empty air. Time to transplant it.

I’ll be mixing it with the Boston Fern and another philodendron. Maybe a pepperomia too, which also needs some love. The Boston Fern was already divided and transplanted last year, but only took that as encouragement to grow thickly. The other philodendron is a red emerald, which needs a moss stick to support it. I’ve neglected to build one, but this is the perfect opportunity.

Be sure to check out my latest guided meditation!

The Quiet of the High Desert Mindful Foliage

Thick leaves are also sprouting elsewhere. The little cactus cutting (that never grows up) has decided to grow a fourth leaf. It’s a couple years old at this point, and hasn’t grown an inch. Instead, it puts out a few thick leaves each year that eventually fall off. It’s strange, but it’s such a happy little plant regardless. Indoors, the money tree is twisting all about. May be about time to transplant this one too!

I’m always amazed by the leaves that pop up year after year on some of these plants. Each one is so spectacularly unique, like the plant is choosing its fashion for the year. This year, the money tree has decided to twist and turn about in a sort of slow dance. The cactus is putting on a large hat. They seem happy.

And the garden has a few new flowers. One wildflower is showing off in riotous fashion, delaying opening up until it’s good and ready. And the peppers are starting to get the buds that may eventually lead to flowers. I’ve grown these from seed, replacing the pepper plants that I lost last year. I haven’t told it how much hope is riding on it, but I’m really looking forward to some spicy little peppers.

That about wraps it up in the garden! I’ve got a busy weekend ahead of me if I want to transplant these and a few other plants. Looking forward to how the plants change next week!

If you’ve got a garden you want to show off, don’t hesitate to write your own Six on Saturday post! They’re easy to make and I’d certainly enjoy taking a look at more gardens. If you want to learn how they work, check out where it all started!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a pleasant time checking out the plants. If you’re in the mood for more nature, please stay in touch!


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