I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
We had a mixture of rain and snow and today
it is windy with flurries and it feels like a
deep freeze outdoors. It did not take me long
to sweep the walks this morning.
I was notified by Kylee over at “ Our Little Acre”
that I had won a TroyBilt Snow Thrower from
the giveaway she held. Talk about being gob
smacked. I was thrilled to pieces.
It will get a work out here in the hills for
certain. Well maybe my son will give it a
Thank you Kylee!
Now to warmer topics….
The Franklin Park Conservatory has many
Anthuriums growing in the tropical garden
and other sections of the conservatory.
On my visits to the conservatory this is the
one plant that was showing constant color in
and amongst the green foliage plants there.
Even though Anthuriums are relatively easy
to grow even in adverse conditions I am guilty
of killing even these poor plants.
I have such terrible luck with growing plants
indoors because of the lack of sunlight
and the dry air. That’s my story and I am
sticking with it. LOL!
Anthurium is a large genus of about 600- 800
(possibly 1,000) species, belonging to the arum
family (Araceae). Anthurium can also be called
"Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both
referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix.
Under the proper environment they produce long
lasting flowers year round.
Anthuriums prefer a growing media that is coarse and
well drained. This may be one of the reasons why mine
failed I should have had more perlite in the potting
While Anthuriums are able to handle dryness around
the root ball, they need to be watered thoroughly and allowed to dry slightly before watering again. Allowing
the plant to dry out will greatly slow down the growth
cycle. Drying out can also cause the tip to burn and
root damage, while over watering can also cause root
damage and sudden yellowing of leaves.
On mine the leaves got a black spot that continued
to go outwards until the leaves died.
Maybe the problem was overwatering causing a
root disease ?? I am at a loss really.
In the Tropical section the resident squawker was
making quite the ruckus on the day of our visit.
Maybe it was just time for breakfast or lunch.
In the hanging baskets which held other colorful
flowers last Spring the baskets were decked out
with Poinsettias to add a Holiday flair.
Lastly and foremost I am requesting prayer for my
daughter, Shelly, who has to get a mole removed
We are praying it is benign.
Thank you all so much!