Sunday, 23 March 2014

I Love Kalanchoes.....






        I have often posted about my love for Kalanchoes on this blog....

      I have them year 'round....and they perform beautifully...

      The small white ones here...are from before Christmas...

      They were part of my Christmas table...and  are still going strong...

      They are a member of the succulent family...and require little attention...

      A good watering every few weeks...deadhead the spent blooms...

      Remove any dried up leaves...

                                    BEAUTIFUL!!!

      You can purchase them at any grocery store...inexpensive...colorful...

      I think a good adjective for Kalanchoe is...

                                HARDWORKING....

                          Never cease to amaze me...

      The Pink is a newer acquisition....have had it since returning from Florida...

      She sits on my kitchen table...and soaks up the sun all day...

     When you buy one....get one with a lot of closed buds...

     That way....they will last even longer...if that is possible!

     The white one is also a double flower...even more luxurious...

     They do great outdoors as well...

     When put outside, they will flower for an entire Summer....

                                  HONESTLY!

     Besides my beloved African Violet...this is the best plant for me...

     And....come to think of it....I have NO Violets right now...

     Time to pick up a few.....

     To brighten things up...

     We need all the help we can get!!!

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      Very cold today....sunny...but cold and windy....

       Lots of icey patches still around....

        Hope you all had a great weekend....

        Anything exciting planned for the week ahead????

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             On the menu this sunny Sunday...

                Roasted Turkey Breast...

                  Mashed Potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts

                     Gravy and stuffing


          Enjoy the rest of your day

                          Cheers! :o)
                            linda



34 comments:

  1. I love the sweet flowers! Our cats think that plants are salad , so we don't have any houseplants.
    Our dinner tonight?
    Cashew and mushroom roast, roast potatoes,cauliflower,carrots peas and gravy.
    Jane x

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    1. My cats never nibbled....odd!
      True vegans, eh Jane?
      Sounds delicious....

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  2. They are hardworking....mine came back to life after being frozen outside! haha. I think I should get it a friend or two, too. I think mine has salmon colored blooms....but I can't remember! haha. It will be a surprise!

    I looked for african violets at the grocery last week and didn't see any. They did have gardenias, though! I've never had one...the foliage is beautiful. Can't wait for it to bloom!

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    1. You'll see....it will bloom again!
      You bought the gardenia? I have never had one either....show us!

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  3. Those flowers are so pretty, they'd be very welcome in our house if they stay alive with minimum attention! Your supper sounds like a Christmas dinner, yummy!

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    1. They are pretty darn easy to grow, Jay...
      Give one a try....
      Yes....Christmas in March! Hahaha! At least it will pair well with our weather! Geeeesh!

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  4. they sure are pretty little flowers and a lovely addition to the room on these days when we are yearning for green and blooms outside
    it has been a lovely sunny day, very cool to start but feels nice when standing on the deck now

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    1. Absolutely, linda!
      Still quite nippy here....but 7* by Friday! YAY!

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  5. I love them as well, they are a beautiful addition to any room, a happy plant!

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    1. Yes....a happy plant! Another good description!

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  6. I love them too. I've only had one before but it was very hardy and easy to care for.

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  7. I love these little plants, too. Definitely very hard working. Yes, we certainly need all the help we can get while we wait for spring to really come around. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks Martha.....
      It will be nice to start taking garden photos,eh?

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  8. They're beautiful! You make them so anyway!

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    1. Thanks Em...
      My photos are only as good as my subjects♥️

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    1. Thank you very very much♥️

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    2. Sure thing. I enjoy your photos.

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  10. Kalanchoes are really cute plants and I think yours are gorgeous and healthy looking. I like the pink one. Usually there are lots of red ones available here in the winter and I've been looking for pink or white. You have a green thumb Linda! They all look so happy. No plans this week. We'll be shovelling snow on Wednesday and Thursday. Ha! Ridiculous. 30 - 40 cm.??? Yikes!

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    1. Red not a favorite of mine....in ANYTHING!
      Keep looking....you'll find one!
      More snow? Yikes!

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  11. I have several succulents, but never saw these too, and the blooms like this. I will have to look for them. My favorite is a small one called the rock succulent. Looks just like a rock all year long, and then right around Palm Sunday or Easter...out pops one tiny yellow flower that looks like a tiny sunflower. I call it my resurrection plant, life coming forth from a rock. Have you ever seen one. I will post it this year when the flower comes.

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    1. Yes, please Wanda.....love to see that!

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  12. I love those pics, Linda. Soaking up the sun all day.... sounds like a plan. Where do I sign up?

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  13. I love the white one. It looks so thick and luscious. I gotta get me one. It's still so cold here, too and tomorrow the same. BUT...only one more week I hear and then Spring weather. Won't it be great when we don't even mention this dastardly weather anymore. Broccolli and cheese Quiche, rice with carrot, corn and cauliflower & ice-cream with strawberries & blueberries to top it off. It's a no-meat night for all of us.
    Enjoy your evening Linda.

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    1. I like that...a meatless day...
      Wish I could convince my boyfriend of that.......hey.....I'M the cook! Geesh.....
      Dessert sounds delish!
      Enjoy......

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  14. Very pretty. Now all I need is a good place to grow something like that.

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    1. They aren't big...
      wait til the summer, and buy a few for a planter...

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  15. what lovely flowers, you always have the most amazing flowers!:)

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    1. Thanks GLoria...you always have the most amazing recipes!!

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  16. They are very pretty. I particularly like the white ones. I am tempted to try these.

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  17. My mom gave me a Kalenchoe for Easter one year. It was pretty and bloomed for about three years then all of sudden died. I should get myself another one.

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  18. I have a pale pink kalanchoe on my kitchen windowsill and I always think of you and smile when I see it! xx

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