Unknown Succulent

This succulent actually does have a name, but I lost the label. It was curling off the pot (as you can see below), so I took it off and put it in the proverbial ‘safe place’. So now it is the unknown succulent, since I can’t find the label. Today’s watercolor experiment: I have been […]

Abstractish Succulent

Today’s watercolor experiment: Yesterday I experimented by painting a close up of a portion of one of the succulent plants I have (Hockey Brush). I used mixed media paper (a smooth, Bristol-like finish) and a 1″ hake brush. I originally said the brush was 1/2″, that was incorrect. I liked the composition, but the colors all lay […]

Kalanchoe Succulent

From Wikipedia: “Kalanchoe, also written Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë, is a genus of about 125 species of tropical, succulent flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, mainly native to the Old World. Only one species of this genus originates from the Americas, 56 from southern & eastern Africa and 60 species in Madagascar.” When I bought this plant, along with the others, I had no idea that it was Malagasian.* (I even had […]

Another Succulent

Today’s watercolor experiment: I felt really bad that I didn’t take care of my fuzzy, thick-leaved plant, the subject of one of my watercolor studies a day or so ago. Whilst doing errands therefore, I picked up a grove (?), orchard (?), gaggle (?) of new succulents. (Forgive, me but I do not know the […]

Suffering Succulent

Last fall I bought a succulent from the garden section of one of those all-purpose stores. It was unlike any other plant I had ever seen. The leaves were thick and meaty and covered with fuzz, like pieces of velvet. I transferred it to a clay pot and set it outside. I didn’t think to […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mystery Leaf, Another View

Thus far, there was only one suggestion for a name for my mystery leaf of the other day. Thanks to Liz for the suggestion of nonogamboge, of the genus nonogambogia.  Here is a picture of a different plant of the same species. I hope some of my botanical friends might have some suggestions.  Thanks.

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