Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patricks Day

Had to do this one for Amy- she loves green and St. Patty's.

This little gem can be done with three or four leaves.  I got the pattern of a Pintrest post.  Basic loop with three petals and then a single crochet stem ( I did six and then single crocheted back up to the base).

The Pintrest post link is:

She did this as a chain- I left the shamrocks as individuals with a pin backing and gave them to my kids and coworkers.

Have fun.

Plants- Drocera Sundew Carniverous plant

Oh, wonderful Drocera.

One of my new plants that I am trying out is the Drocera.

I have one drocera plant that has been doing really well.

I got this about 3 weeks ago and it has a lot of new growth.  The older stalks look  a little dry but I think this is due to shipping.  It is bouncing back great.  I love it's unusual shape and texture.

I decided to try doing gemmae (clones) also.  I have been growing the clones for 3-4 weeks.  I have never done clones but it hasn't been very hard.  The clones are still very small and would fit on a pencil erasure.  They are finally big enough to catch on camera.

 I bought my gammae from:

I can't wait for them to get large enough to take a really cool picture.

These plants need light and distilled water.  They are in a mix of peat moss and sand with some perlite.  They need to stay wet- always water in their saucer.

For more info on care:

I am also trying seeds but do not have results yet.  I just put them down today.  I'll let you know in a week or two how it goes.