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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


I once read in a House Plant book that Jade plants seldom bloom as a house plant. Last year I found one little bloom on one of my Jade plant and I was so excited. It doesn't take much to get me excited...
 It bloomed again this week and I almost missed  it. This time of year when I'm working mostly at the barn and in the yard, I neglect my house plants a lot and I forget to water them and the sun is beating down on them.
Look what I found when I went by it today. I think it's blooming because its stressed.  Some of the leaves are getting dehydrated and wrinkled. It almost looks like the same type of starry blooms that I have on my Hoya plant but not as waxy.

That bloom is almost finished

This little one is a fresh bloom and is at the bottom of the plant.

I placed a chair beside it just to show you the size it is.  I have a taller one but it doesn't have any blooms on it.  That thing is so pot bound, maybe it's begging to be repotted. If you look closely you can see a fading bloom in the centre and one little one at the bottom.  I just had to share my rare little blossoms with you. Anything to post on blogger.

Now my Hoya plant blooms twice a year like nobody's business but a few weeks ago I counted over 50 blossoms on it and I quit counting, hahaha. It a cutting from a cutting from a cutting  of my husband  grandmother so it goes way back. I took a cutting from the mother plant a few years ago as it was getting a bit straggly and look at it now.

This is a small section of it. It gets a lot of sun and when I repotted it I added a handful of that Miracle Grow fertilizer and mixed it in the soil in a large pot.
It emit an exotic perfume around 10:00 at night and I just love it. My house has a lot of open space so the perfume is not overpowering.

I've been weeding all afternoon but didn't take any photos.  My body is achy, especially my right shoulder.

Thanks for helping me celebrate those little blooms I almost missed and I hope that you enjoyed your little visit.  Thanks for stoping by. I so appreciate your comments.


  1. Seeing that plant draping along your wall brought me such fond memories. My grandmother had one of those and it nearly took up the room.
    You have been busy. Summertime....isn't it the best?

    I hope to see pictures of your productive garden!

  2. That's the first time I've seen a plant climbing the walls INDOORS, very pretty.

  3. I have never seen a jade plant bloom so great job!

  4. I remember way back,Leona had a Hoya that bloomed too.I think she still has one ,but not sure it's the same or if this one blooms. you sure are a green thumb.I always love your posts.Sorry to hear for your washer.I guess it is how they make them now,to last only 7 years and they always go out a week after warranty is done.So much unnecessary waste for our landfill.

  5. Wow that chair beside it really does give us some perspective for sure. And I love having a plant on your wall like that! Gives a lot of life to the place :-)

  6. You certainly have a green thumb, Julia! I've never seen a jade plant bloom before, and your Hoya is amazing! Take a nice hot bath to relieve your achiness. Sarah

  7. Those are beautiful plant Jilia.

  8. Life's little blessings, indeed. You are amazing, with your green thumb! You are never idle. I admire you in many ways, Julia. Hugs.

  9. You have a great green thumb! The plants look so healthy and happy! Have a good Thursday! xo

  10. wow! i don't think i've ever seen a jade plant bloom! awesome! thanks for sharing!

  11. Ron grows jade plants to Bonsai. I didn't even know they bloomed. I will have to tell him. I am so glad you got to see it and to show it to us. It is very pretty.
    Not to mention huge. Ron babies his Jade plants. They are not as big as yours.
    Your other one is just lovely too. I wish I could smell the blossoms at night. I fall into bed at night after gardening just like you describe. I hope you get to rest.

  12. Pretty! I'd manage to kill them, I'm sure! I had one of those bulb things that auto-water a plant and still it died!

  13. I remember the jade plant flowers from somewhere I lived and they lived in the garden. We prepped our garden this morning, hopefully tomorrow we can plant the seeds. I'm tired too.

  14. What gorgeous Jade plants! I used to have several myself. Great easy to care for plants… something I found even I couldn't kill. I killed Aloe plants. the only person on this planet that can not grow an Aloe plant… beats all.

    LOVE the Hoya plan and what a nice history! love that room ~ so light… dagnabbit! that makes me want to fix up that house … nah … HIPO … rats

    y'ought to stop weeding before you get too sore… I know you know that! I certainly enjoyed your little blooms! ;)

  15. I'd love to smell that perfume each night!

  16. Sweet Julia I have never in all my years seen such beautiful house plants. How do you get them to grow so well, you for sure have a green thumb. With the open space and the windows that you have I am sure that helps the plants. I would really like to smell the plant perfume, bet it smells good. Thank you so much for sharing your plants they are amazing and so are you my friend. Hugs