Saturday, July 14, 2012

My Dr. Seuss Plant

I never plant anything before I live in Las Vegas, I love flowers, who doesn't? So I started trying seeding 2 years ago in our backyard, but nothing really grow except those planted by our gardener.

I followed the instruction on the seed packet, where I supposed to grow them indoor until they are about 2-3 weeks old, but the wind and heat here just kill them once I moved them outdoor, so I decided that I am going to just let them live in the "wild" since "birth" and not sheltered them too much

Well, after almost 2 years, this is my first flower I grew from a tiny seed, oh well, I used up the whole packet but only one survive, and it looks kind of weird


with "long neck" and very little leaves


so weird that it looks like a plant in the Dr. Seuss story book, don't you think?


and these aren't very healthy looking either, but at least I see some blooms


if you have any tips on gardening, I would like to learn from you : )

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and tonight, I am going to a concert that I long for since December


IL Divo is here in Las Vegas, YAY!!!!! My husband bought the tickets for my christmas present since December, it is a long 7 months wait




11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the flower... it does look like Dr. Suess!! I try and grow things here too and it's just toooooooo hot!! Hope you have fun at the concert!!!

Sylvia said...

I don't know about Dr. Suess's plant but it is beautiful with its long neck. As for your Zinnias try fertilizing, ask your gardener to do it or ask at you local Lowe's or Home Depot. You can get an organic or Miracle Grow. I don't know what is best in the desert!

Dora said...

That flower makes me smile it is hard to let flowers grow in the dessert, so dry it is there!
And I hope you have had a fab evening! Wednesday I will visit Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.....

Stella said...

i don't if my tips are of any help because I love in a country where it's raining often ( also during summer; yikes!) but I love that flower with that long neck:)
Have fun at the concert!

Ros Crawford said...

I am soooo jealous that you are going to see Il Divo!!! Wow! They are fabulous ... have a brilliant time ... I love your tall Marigold standing proud there and your other flowers ... we have so much rain here ... growing things is not a problem ... keeping them from drowning is!

Audrey Pettit said...

Growing flowers in your area is super challenging, Kirsty. Not an easy task with your desert conditions. I would recommend looking for plants that are drought-tolerant and starting them from small 6-packs instead of seeds. Seedlings require extra special care like "hardening" before they can go from the indoors to outside. Easier to get small plants instead that won't go through so much shock. Succulent-type plants should do better for you, like portulaca. They come in many different colors and bloom for a long time. :)
Enjoy your concert! You've been waiting a long time!

Ira Huberts said...

How cool your yellow flower looks Kirsty, I've always loved gardening, every season I'm amazed that plants start blooming anew! Enjoy the concert, they're superb!!
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Lynnda said...

Lovely photos ...
YAY lucky you!!!... hugs...xoxo

Glenda Atkins said...

You are right it is a Dr Suess type flower, love it!

Linda R said...

Yep, It is definitely a trick to gardening here in the desert. You flower looks pretty my friend.

I hope you had fun at the concert..

Hugs~

jacirascrap said...

Seu post me fez rir,com sua flor de "pescoço comprido"!!Bem, meu pai diz que crescem assim tanto em procura da luz do sol... Adoro plantar...mas prefiro aquelas que se mantém com pouca água (como as orquídeas!!), pois muitas vezes esqueço de regá-las...