Green Thumb Sunday
My newly discovered Houseplant Green Thumb has proven dangerous to my pocketbook. Every week I seem to be buying plants. Last week I picked up the above little number while grocery shopping. It's identified as "Assorted Cactus" but I'm pretty sure that it is a succulent.
Today's purchases were made at a local nursery where I had gone to get more potting soil (darn african violets need to be divided again!), suet for the birds (it's cheaper by the dozen there) and to look for pots. I didn't find any pots that I liked but on my way to the suet display, two pretty little african violets hopped into my shopping basket:It was love at first sight with the lavender center and picotee edges. Its buddy was one I've never seen before:
A red african violet! Have you ever seen such a thing? Speaking of my Houseplant Green Thumb, in the upper corner of the photo you can see the african violet I got from the Master Gardener Reunion last January still blooming away.
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