Thursday, August 11, 2016

The monster

My Aloe Vera has been growing to such substantial heights and spikey, toothy thickness, we've named it the Salrac.

Yesterday I moved around my jungle for pruning and watering.  Unfortunately, this monster kept tipping, because the pot it was in had a narrower base and all that weight was off center.

So my daughter and I dug out a more stable pot and transplanted it.  Definitely a two person job.

During which I discovered a large, bleeding scratch on my arm from the several times I had caught it as it tipped.

Not only is it a monster of a plant, but it's bloodthirsty!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016


She is so cute and comfortable curled up  like that, but I'm trapped and my butt is starting to go numb.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

My spot...

Both cats love it when we recline on the new couch. 

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I bought some "bamboo" for my daughter, some time ago.  It turned out not to actually be bamboo, but she loved it anyhow.

The original container it came in got broken by a cat, and now it sits in water, it's fascinating roots visible.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016


We finally replaced our old, torn up, falling apart couch.  Bought a second hand love seat with recliners from a friend.

I think Freya likes it.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Off Season

Early April, and my Christmas Cactus is blooming again.

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Since moving to our current home, we were finally living someplace long enough to get indoor plants again.

It took a few more years to get a healing aloe to replace the ones we left behind in Manitoba.  Just a little one, found at Walmart.

It's not so little anymore.  In fact, we now affectionately call it The Sarlac.

I know aloes can get pretty big in their natural habitat, but not so much in a pot.  At least not that I've seen.  I'm used to them getting bigger by shooting up lots of babies and crowding the pot.  This one has only had 3, which I have since transplanted.  Instead, it's just getting thicker and fleshier.

And toothier.