Monday, June 27, 2011

10 Good Things On A Monday: A Few of My Favorite Succulents

Today over at 10 Good Things On A Monday, we are to list 10 of something that makes us happy.  So today, I choose to show just a few of my many succulents.  After a while, it is hard to say just what is my most favorite.  I know that my Mandy, would be able to tell you her most favorite one.  And I do suppose that if I had the Pineapple plant, it would rake right at the top.  Hope you enjoy the ones that I have chosen to post today.

I found this little gem on my way back from San Antonio at a Lowe's.  My Mandy had one and I just fell in love with her.  She is called a Coral Cactus.

This is my Moses-in-the-cradle.  I love the blend of colors.

These little gems would have to stand at the top of my list. The little toes and baby butts( this is really not their name, but my Mandy and I decided that the lithrops looked like little baby butts) are the ones that gave the inspiration for my blog.

My Mandy gave this little gem.  She is a Hoya  Kerii "Heart Leaf".  I had posted that I thought she was a "Heart Jade", but My Mandy quickly let me know that I had misnamed her.  She was very kind in letting me know.  That's what daughter's do.  I do think that I have some other plants growing along side her.  So when my Mandy comes to get her girls along with her Bob, I am sure that she will make sure that I know the names of my plants.  And I am not complaining.

I am not sure what these are called, but it reminds me of lizard tongues.  I noticed that after a year, I am finally seeing some babies at the base.

Once again, my mind is blank on the name of these.  They look like they could be wicked with the spikes, but actually, the spikes are soft.

This one is so soft and grows so full.  Again, if my Mandy was blogging with me, she would have the names for each of my plants.

I planted a very small plant of Rosemary last summer in a concrete block and it was the only herb that lasted.  I left it alone and it thrived even through the winter months.  I just love the smell.

This is my coveted Pitcher Plant.  I have two of them and the fist one, I found it at the Commissary on base.  Then my Mandy got me another one.  One of them has no pitchers on it yet and I hope that soon it will be full of them.  Last year, I went to put water in the pitchers and was I ever surprised.  Out popped a lizard and so I just left that one alone.  You never know what you might find.

This is my Hindu Rope plant.  Again, I found my first one at the Commissary and fell in love with him.  I love that it has a small bouquet of flowers that is so delicate and soft.

This is one of my favorite ones due to its smell.  If you rub the leaves, it leaves a scent, that smell of Vick's.

Bought this one in San Antonio when my Mandy and I was out shopping for plants.  This is a Cuban Oregano.  I never realized that the smell was so strong, until we were coming home and I had to stop quickly to avoid a crater in the road.  And then all of a sudden, this lovely smell filled my car.  Now my Shelby was setting in the back with all the plants and for some reason, she did not appreciate the smell.

This is one of my big tubs that I decided would make a perfect place for plants.  The picture really does not do the plants justice.  

Thanks so much for strolling down the porch with me today.  When I need time for thinking, I find myself among my plants.  I am so glad that the Lord gave me my Mandy, for without her, I would not have found that I loved these little plants.  But then, what are daughters for, but to help make our lives more breath taking?????

When you get through browsing be sure to skip on over to and join in on the fun.  It is always a thrilling ride to read what other bloggers find that make their day happy.  Have a great ride.


  1. Nice i love it! So green and lush.

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  2. The Heart Jade is so cute! These plants look so pretty - and well-grown too. These definitely look soothing.

    And I agree with you, it's really irritating when you look at a book's back cover and you see virtually nothing useful, or even eye-catching. I usually refer to it myself when I want to get to know more about the book - although I wouldn't really notice the design at all except if it's really attention-grabbing.

    Thank you so much for sharing your Good Things this week, Sherree! Have an awesome week!

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  3. Beautiful plants you have! I was sadly born with no green thumb what's so ever, and all gardening falls onto my fiance. Nice blog! :)

  4. Mother, Mother...I love you! I have to clarify that the Heart Jade is a Hoya Kerii 'Heart Leaf' Hoya, I feel much better now. I would list out the other names, but that's okay...they're all absolutely beautiful! I'm going to have to put my Hoyas outside, but maybe that will burn them so I'll have to think on that. No worries, I'm bringing more Vick's Plant for you...yours looks like my first try.

  5. Wow - your succulents all look so... alive! I think I am the least green fingered person out there - fortunately the husband keeps our parsley plant alive! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)



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