Even inside, I tend toward succulents and philodendrons as those are the types of plants that seem to thrive in my lackadaisical care. All the potted plants in my house get a bit of water every Sunday, though sometimes I'll deliberately skip a week. If they can't handle that schedule, they die and out they go. I wince when people gift me with orchids and fancy stuff that requires frequent watering or any sort of extra attention. I know what a waste of money it was, though I DO enjoy them while they last; it's just never long.
This is some kind of bromeliad...it's apparently a sort of cactus/succulenty plant and it has a single huge pale pink flower sticking up with tiny little mini-buds inside. The petals are stiff and sharp and feel like thick cardstock. First it only had the purple mini-buds but recently the bright pink ones showed up, too.
A potted azalea in the front kitchen window. I couldn't resist the amazing color bomb of its blooms!
This one hangs in the dining room window and blooms constantly; in Swedish it's called a "porslinsblomma", literallyr Porcelain Flower. It's a Hoya carnosa or Wax plant in English. It has 4 long branches of leaves that hang down and there are ALWAYS clusters of flowers coming and going on it. I love the waxy pinkness of them. They're pretty when they open, too, and look completely different then.
One of the 4 baby rosebushes we planted early thisi spring. Two of them are rich pinky red and two are pale pale pink. They've been going like gangbusters with constant new blooms all summer.
These are photos of the latest rosebush I bought and planted in the front garden. I bought it because I LOVE the color. It reminds me of the color of the flowers we had at our wedding.
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