Skimming through the photos I keep in the folder called “Pics for BLOG”, these jumped out at me this morning, creating a fortuitous plant theme.
The one on the wall is a house in Sea Point, near where Alex’s sister lives. From what I could tell, they are two wooden frames with plastic bottles struck horizontally inside, with each plant coming out of the neck. Alex said she thinks she’s seen something similar at Kirstenbosch (National Gardens, here in Cape Town), so I’ll go and check it out one day.
The bright green succulent in a cement pot was on a table at a restaurant in Stellenbosch. The oddly-formed one (there’s almost something obscene about it but I can’t quite put my finger on it) in a cream crochet ensemble was bought from Succulent Simon at the River Club Market on Sunday, and now lives on my window sill. I gave the angel-wing begonia in wire cup and saucer to Rob a few weeks ago. His plants don’t usually live long, and I have to send over a new one every couple of months.
Finally, the collection of plants in test tubes was the display in an empty shop window next to Art Source in Observatory. I’d gone to pick up glue supplies and this was so arresting. I have no idea what http://www.farmacy.co.za is, nor have I ever looked it up. I’m still not going to, but you can if you want.
To be continued…
That is so not true – only one withered and died. I am only on plant two ….and FYI he’s hale and hearty
Ok. Sorry, dear. Good to know. :-)
What an interesting set of plants. You probably already know that I love the crochet jacket on that weird looking succulent. You will have to show us the plant when it blooms. :) Hope you have a great day.
Love and Hugs,
Thanks, you too. Am just about to read your post :-)
Hello Jill!!! It has arrived!! thank you soo much I love it!!!! hugs!!!
The odd shaped ones look like those sandworms from dune…
OK. I never saw that, but I’ll take your word for it. I was thinking something more sort of bacterial…..eeuw.
bahahaha, probably looks like some of the things in my fridge at the moment…