Monday, March 21, 2011

A few more photos…

I am getting confused with names of succulents. They are either Sedeverias, Sedums, Graptoverias, Aloes, Crassulas, Kalanchoes, Aeoniums  or some other “similar” sounding names…

Whatever they are called, I love them. Here are a few more from the balcony.

Succulent © Evelyn Howard 2011

This photo prompted me to write the opening paragraph. I love this baby… but I cannot tell you the name unless I hunt for its tag…

Senecio © Evelyn Howard 2011

Sometimes I come across Blue Chalk Stick as the name of this lovely plant. I think it’s easier to remember than Senecio…

  Kalanchoe © Evelyn Howard 2011

Kalanchoe… I think this specie is easier to recognised by the shape of its leaves.

Echeveria and Sedum © Evelyn Howard 2011

Echeveria and sedum… someone asked if this blue grey bloom was a ghost plant in an earlier post.  That would be an easier name to remember…

Sedum © Evelyn Howard 2011

Sedum (probably)… wearing my Learner Gardener’s hat, this plant should not be classified as a succulent. Unlike the others, it loves water, so it messes up my watering routine. 

Visit Teri’s Painted Daisies on Monday for Cactus Monday links.

Vegetables

are less confusing, I think...

There truth is I’ve given up on vegetables. They also mess up my watering routine and I don’t cook enough… These are my last few photos.

Green Chilli © Evelyn Howard 2011

Have you seen a lonelier chilli?

Vietnamese mint © Evelyn Howard 2011

Vietnamese mint makes me feel good as a gardener, like I’ve done something right. It just grows and grows and keep growing….

Oregano © Evelyn Howard 2011

Oregano is also a happy plant on my balcony.

Rosemary © Evelyn Howard 2011

I love the smell of Rosemary. I cannot help but touch it.

Happy Gardening!

I’ll be taking a break for a little while. Please visit my other blog, as I will still be Enjoying the Good Life.

8 comments:

Mandy said...

Hi Evelyn! For not remembering the names, you did a very good job of it! The Blue Chalksticks is a Senecio...right on, it's one of my favorites too. Happy early Cactus Monday since I'm still on Sunday!

deepazartz said...

Wonderful pictures...love the cute l'tl pink blossoms...Happy Gardening:))

Tootsie said...

have a good break! see you when you get back!

Teri C said...

You sound like me, I can never remember the names either except for the few cacti that I see everywhere.

I have never seen your blue chalksticks, how very interesting!

I was admiring your artwork on the sidebar, love them.

❤HCM❤

origa-me said...

That's it! I'm off to Sydney for some decent Yum Cha!

Tootsie said...

no matter what the name...they are wonderful!

Jingle said...

these garden plants are awesome..

Happy Gardening.
wow.
you rock.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wonderful shots of your succulents. They are looking awesome. I get confused also. I think your unknown is a type of Pachyveria or Pachyphytum. And your oregano looks so healthy. I always have trouble with herbs.

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