Monday, April 14, 2008

Complete and total plant nerd post

When I worked at Garland Nursery in Corvallis, Oregon back in 2000 and 2001, I received a hoya plant as a gift. I was given one, or maybe I bought it at the nursery, and after I took it home, it was soon sick. My friend Beth looked at, cringed, threw it away and gave me hers. Beth's plant was a tiny little plant, with only 3 leaves or so and about 1 1/2 inches long. Beth was so sweet to give me hers because hers was a specific variety of hoya, it is called a Kris Kringle Hoya. It has this name because the leaves are all crinkled up.

I still have Beth's Kris Kringle Hoya. It sits in my kitchen window. Since Corvallis is has been to Cortez, Colorado, Midway, and here at my house now. It now has a few branches that are a foot or so long and it is very happy. So happy in fact it is flowering right now. The flowers are so fun and delicate and they are fuzzy to boot. It is so pretty to me for some reason, I guess because I have never seen anything like it. I also have an African Violet start in my bedroom that Beth gave me and it is very happy too. Thanks Beth, where ever you are!

5 comments:

acrane said...

rach
It looks like things are going great for you Kendals blue cast is so cool and I am glad that her brain is better well I love that you are a plant nerd because i love knowing a plant expert that I can throw all my plant questions at. Well take care and see ya soon
Amanda

Spencer's Adventures said...

That is pretty, Rachel. It is cool you are a plant nerd. I wish I was. I am a plant serial killer. If Gary didn't take care of our (green plants) up on otop of our cabinets, they would have been long gone.

Jenny said...

I am going to be a plant nerd again someday. In college I had tons of different varieties of plants. Another time, different place in life, for indoor plants, at least we have the great outdoors.

Epperson Family said...

the only live plant in my house is the aloevera plant. Do you what a start? but you can guess why it's still alive.

Adree said...

I need you out here to help me put in my yard.

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