Sunday, June 08, 2008

Calandrinia-- my ticket to freedom

1. I took cuttings from this in-ground plant (1-gallon impulse purchase from Emigh Hardware):

2. I immediately stuck them in a couple plantless pots, and not long after am enjoying this:

I've decided to keep stuffing Calandrinia cuttings in pots and window boxes so I can go on summer getaways without worrying so much about what's croaking while I'm away. Plus, there's something so appealing about a plant with tough-as-a-camel grayish green foliage and incredibly delicate, poppy-like hot pink flowers. Tough, yet girly... like me. ;-)


  1. Anonymous3:52 PM

    your pot is so great. i just moved to a new house with a yard and i am playing alot with pots. i put a hummingbird mint flower in a big shallow pot surrounded by dahlia's. It is pretty cool. Do you know if now is a good time to start seeds?

  2. They are so cute!!! Love 'em!! :)