Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday! 03/03/09

I bought one of those beans that have message imprinted on it, it is a huge bean.

above photo from eBay link:

I had the boy I babysit plant it, and but didn't take pictures (MUST document it:), so I took it out of the dirt for a photo opt. The words have already started to 'melt' because of the moisture in the peat pellet. I put it back in the peat pellet.

That little puffy peat pot thing was too small

So I upped the size, and used a real pot

Wasn't long til it started growing!!!

Loves the light in the kitchen window

And here it is today: This is like a Jack and the Beanstalk Bean. I have heard the beans don't taste so good, so we are just growing it to look at. Can you see the 'I love you' on it?

Other stuff:
Yellow Kalachoe

Old fashion redish Kalachoe


Makeshift greenhouse (garden tub):

In our bedroom:

When I cut these back 02/03/09:

The tropical pot today: look at the growth!!!

Growing jasmine, and sweet potato:

Leafing out tropical bush thing:

Outside I'm enjoying this pot of sedums and daylilies and peach blossoms.

Ahhh, almost spring!
I'm joining MsGreen "thumb" Jean for Bloomin' Tuesday! Come join in or see others!


Unknown said...

Great great stuff here! I thought I was the only person with plants in the bathtub!!

Jean said...

I've never seen one of those beans. I'm sure he'll love watching it grow. Love seeing everyones blooms and knowing it won't be long now! Jean

Lisa Loo said...

Wow--you ARE Blooming! I have never seen one of those bean thingies---who knew??!! And thanx for thinking of me with the whole chicken cordon bleu recipe--tee-hee--seriously!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I like how you put seeds in those little bags of dirt. YOu better get ready to transplant if they all come up. Your grandchildren are beautiful. Hugs, Rosemarie

Gail said...

Peach blossoms???? No fair!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Both the indoor and outdoor plants are thriving right now. Optimum conditions, as spring is when they all feel the urge to push forth. So happy to see new things each morning. Makes me smile for sure!

~LL~ said...


My thumb is 'bout as green as the night sky!

Unknown said...

Wow you have agreen thumb! I bought one of those beans and it never grew! I can see the I love you on yours!

Unknown said...

Your plants are looking real good and the peach blossoms--oh, so pretty! The bath-tub is a great idea!

Zaroga said...

Beautiful plants. I enjoyed looking at them.

TJ said...

Love the bean! You already have seeds started???? I want to start some so bad, but I need to wait until almost the end of the month. Otherwise they stop thriving before they can go outside.

Love your plants!

Sarah said...

I love it! Where did the bean come from? It would make such a nifty science project! We currently have seedlings started in their little greenhouses, so I'll be transferring them next week, hopefully!

Spring is such a magical time!

Shauna said...

I l♥ve the frog :)

Janet, said...

I don't know how you take such good care of all those plants. You have such a green thumb. We've got potatoes in the garage from the garden last year. I've stopped using them because they've started to get soft and they are growing eyes like crazy. I told my husband that I wished it was time to plant potatoes, I would just use them for the seed potatoes.

Tina said...

you have some lovely plants. love the bean tree

GranthamLynn said...

I came by the other day and saw this but I couldn't comment I am having trouble with the inter-net it comes n goes. I was going to post you inspired me. I have a makeshift greenhouse too in my hall bathroom. I have beens growing and I think they are Jack's! I'll try to post tomorrow for show and tell. Thanks for coming by for a visit.

Aiyana said...

I've never seen a bean with a message on it. Wonder what kind of bean? It's hard to tell. I remember well the first time I planted a bean in a jar and was taken with the 'miracle' sprout. I must have been about 4. I bet that little boy is thrilled.
Hope spring arrives soon for you!

Angela said...

Just gorgeous. Don't come to my blog and read Just Call Me Mortisha..oh my....LOL

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Wow! You have quite the green thumb! And I have to say: I've never even heard of beans with words on them:)

Kathy said...

You have a green thumb! Looks like you're ready for Spring.

Secondhand Blessings said...

That's quite a green thumb that you have.
I've never seen a bean with writing on it. Pretty cool.

Mama of 4 Blessings said...

The frog planter is too cute! Love the bean too:) Have a great day!
Gina Jo

Rhea said...

You are growing a lot! And successfully. I've never seen the word beans before. Very cool.

I came looking for your Camera Critters post!

i beati said...

oh goody another real plant lover Sandy

Elaine said...

I've never seen anything like this! How unique....this really would make a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing it!
Elaine :)

Gretchen said...

Great photos! I don't have a green thumb at all, so our house doesn't have flowers around. I do have a rose bush in the backyard in memory of my beloved Golden Retriever Adonis. They do grow, until the scum neighbors steal them. Grrrrrr