Friday, January 4, 2013

M.O.M. Kalanchoe delagoensis

Mother of millions is certainly the right name for this plant. To read all about it visit Mean Little Weed.

They are easy enough to thin out and I’ve done a LOT of that, there are always more cropping up here and there and everywhere. But, it’s the blooms that keep me growing these. I love them.

Here are photos taken earlier this morning.

One little teenie tiny leaflet that falls off the main plant drops to the ground and grows into a mass of babies, which then will grow and drop more leaves creating more plants. These can grow tall, I am 5’ 5 1/2” tall and some of these are a foot or so taller.




These next two photos are at the back of the property by the driveway.



This one is growing at the south end of the workshop.


These are also in the same area.




These are in the fenced caravan/clothesline area. I love how the morning dew is on them.






That’s it from Plum Cottage Gardens. Thank you all again for your wonderful words of love and encouragement at this time, via posts, emails and snail mail. They make me cry, but they also lift me up. Thank you.

FlowerLady Lorraine


Love leaves a memory no one can steal. 

From a headstone in Ireland


Come, ye disconsolate, where'er you languish,
Come at the shrine of God fervently kneel;
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish—
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Thomas Moore, c.1813, published in Sacred Songs, 1816


FabricandFlowers said...

What a lovely "weed." I was viewing the garden yesterday and thinking that many of my favorites are considered invasive.It's all in the perspective.

You continue to be in my thoughts each day. Each day I take a moment to send you peace and strength. But I have to say you continue to give more than you recieve. By blogging your thoughts you are such a ministry for enduring faith. Big cyber hug.

sharon said...

I wish some would drop over here!

L. D. Burgus said...

The dew looks like frost. The flowers are really wonderful in shape and color. I have never heard of this plant as I live too far north. I could see how it could become like a weed with its way of spreading.

Morning's Minion said...

Very intriguing plant. I think I had something similar as a house plant years ago, but don't recall that it blossomed. I expect this spreads as the trumpet vine does here--nothing discourages it from setting new plantlets.
As I was writing to you the other evening, that same old hymn was running through my mind....

Nancy J said...

Beautiful photos, Lorraine, the new header is perfect, and yes, I thought it was frost/or melting snow.your words uplift me, you give so much to us all, inner strength shining through always. Greetings from Jean

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The flowers are very pretty. I like how you can see beauty even when the heart is heavy.

Anonymous said...

I had a potted plant years ago that grew babies all along the leaf edges just like that, it was given to me by someone who called it "the pregnant plant". Heh. But it never got very big and never bloomed. I don't know if it was the same plant or something related. At any rate, it wouldn't have made it through those Indiana winters if I had planted it outside, nor would it make it through Oklahoma winters, either. Those flowers are wonderful.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Stunning photos of the pink kalanchoe and it looks absolutely fabulous on your heading. I agree with Ruth's comment about your being able to see the beauty in these kalanchoes even if your heart is heavy. That is a very special gift.

I could use some "weeds" as pretty as these in my garden. I seem to only collect the ordinary ones :)

Leslie said...

The flowers really are pretty, so bell-like. They look wonderful frosted with dew. Great pictures!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love your header, so bright and cheerful. What a great plant, I think we have them here as a houseplant.


Heather said...

Very interesting, I'd never heard of this plant, but then again, probably not a lot of what I would call "exotic" in my zone! Lovely pictures. Thinking of you! Cheers!


I wish our weather was conducive to growing this. So pretty!

I'm glad you're doing okay, Lorraine. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there for you. Take care and write when you can.

Sandra said...

You are my inspiration for gardening. Every time I see one of your beautiful flowers I start imagining what our house will look like once we move back to Idaho in a few months, I can NOT wait :)

Hoping you're doing well and sending you lots of hugs,

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Lorraine, I had no idea that MoM can get that tall! The flowers are really beautiful and I love your photos with the dew on them! I am thinking of you and wishing that you are able to keep up you wonderful energy in the face of the loss of your DH! Warmly,

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I love your flowers
and am thinking of Spring...

Rebecca said...

Not only are these beautiful - you have incredible skill (and equipment and/or editing capacities) to capture such close-up beauty!