Plants Plants Plants

I have never been one to be able to keep plants alive until the last couple years.  I wanted to share some of my plants that I enjoy keeping around the house!  Someday I hope to have a backyard that is full of plants and flowers like my Grandma Bloesser’s!

Hens and chicks are one of my new favorite things to plant.  I love watching the little chicks pop up!  I have had friends say they remind them of a vegetable, but I think these succulents are beautiful!  They just spread out all over the place!

Hens and chicks are one of my new favorite things to plant. I love watching the little chicks pop up! I have had friends say they remind them of a vegetable, but I think these succulents are beautiful! They just spread out all over the place!

Here is a picture of what the hens and chicks looked like a few months ago.  They got to the point that I had to pick them off and replant them somewhere else.

Here is a picture of what the hens and chicks looked like a few months ago.  They got to the point that I had to pick them off and replant them somewhere else.

Sweet potato vine is a really beautiful plant.  This year they spread so much I couldn't believe it!  I love the variety in colors and my grandma helped me plant these the first year and did a mixture of both, so I have continued that on this year.  Look at it crawling along the house!

Sweet potato vine is a really beautiful plant.  This year they spread so much I couldn’t believe it!  I love the variety in colors and my grandma helped me plant these the first year and did a mixture of both, so I have continued that on this year. Look at it crawling along the house!

I bought a cute wire chair from Hobby Lobby this summer that holds a plant.  I believe that I planted 2 sweet potato plants in. Next year, I think I will stick with one here because it was so full, you can't see the cute chair behind all that vine!  It spread beautifully.

I bought a cute wire chair from Hobby Lobby this summer that holds a plant. I planted 2 sweet potato plants in. Next year, I think I will stick with one here because it was so full, you can’t see the cute chair behind all that vine!  It spread beautifully.

Look at the picture above at how much my roses have grown since we planted them!  The rose bush on the right had a hard time taking root at first.  It looked a bit wilted and would not produce roses at first.  I am glad it finally took over and have had some beautiful roses this year!

Look at the picture above at how much my roses have grown since we planted them!  The rose bush on the right had a hard time taking root at first.  It looked a bit wilted and would not produce roses at first.  I am glad it finally took over and have had some beautiful roses this year!!

This is a sedum plant that Alex's mom planted when he bought the house.  It seems to get bigger every year!  (Note the hedge apple.  This plant attracts a lot of flies, since they are natural insecticides, I grabbed one on the trail.  I don't think it works)

This is a sedum plant that Alex’s mom planted when he bought the house.  It seems to get bigger every year!  (Note the hedge apple. This plant attracts a lot of flies, since they are natural insecticides, I grabbed one on the trail. I don’t think it works)

Last year, I planted some tall grass and geraniums in our Nebraska flowerpot.  This year, I decided to try something new.  I first tried some gerber daises, but they were frying themselves due to the sun beating down on them all day long.  I moved them to another pot under a tree and they like that much better.  This is where I had to learn to do my research before I decide where they go.  This plant is a VooDoo Star.  I picked them because they are Nebraska colors and I loved the red and white star look they have!

Last year, I planted some tall grass and geraniums in our Nebraska flowerpot.  This year, I decided to try something new.  I first tried some gerber daises, but they were frying themselves due to the sun beating down on them all day long.  I moved them to another pot under a tree and they like that much better.  This is where I had to learn to do my research before I decide where they go.  This plant is a VooDoo Star.  I picked them because they are Nebraska colors and I loved the red and white star look they have! Click on the picture to check out my tutorial on the Nebraska flowerpot.

My gerber daisies are much happier under the shade of our huge locust tree in the back yard.

My gerber daisies are much happier under the shade of our huge locust tree in the back yard.

What are some plants that you enjoy planting every year?  Someday I will tackle a vegetable garden, but after my epic fail of a tomato plant last year, I am not quite ready!

 

 

 

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