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Irene paints her thumbs green

Rhododendron 杜鹃

some other plants. In 2015.

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Azaleas

some of the plants

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Hostas

some of the plants     

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Chives 韭菜

Home grown     

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A white orchid

Phalaenopsis orchid, wiki is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is native to southern China, Taiwan, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.   

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Herbs

The first basil under my green thumb.  

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Cactus

More cactus here

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Aloe or cactus

Or cactus?

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King protea (?)

Look what I find today? Don’t know what they’re tho 😂 – Trader Joe’s labels it as  spring flowers 🌺 wiki has it as king protea. Leaves look alike. 有人知道这是什么吗?春天之花. 公主花 (?) 帝王花 (?)

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Hyacinth 风信子

From Trader Joe’s (how to care) with tulips too.

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5 tulips

My green thumb: tulips in the tall glass jar, from Trader Joe’s. Also got the hyacinth 风信子           

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tulips in the pot

Tulips from Best Market, April 13. 2014.04.18   2017.04.30, tulips in sunset   

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3some

I got them from Trader Joe’s – shows how pro I’m -:). The tall one is an exotic orchid – how ‘exotic’ I don’t know but it certainly looks different. The normal two bloom again in 2017: leaves grow on top … Continue reading

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A story of a hydrangea

It all begins when the bush seed grew and bloom in the pot. I haven’t really paid any attention to the plants … until today when the little thing in the pot blooming in pink and the big bush is … Continue reading

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The plant that opens in the sunlight

The leaves open and close …   

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Two colors

The pink flower is from the blue hydrangea and they’re two steps away from each other. … which reminds me of the “Meeting of the Waters”  where the Rio Negro meets the Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River proper … Continue reading

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A few red leaves on the deck

  

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Flowering

My lovly orchid is flowering again. The second time. Is the stem sweating?    

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