Sunday, 18 January 2009

happiness, friendship and money......

some years ago i took up an interest in 'feng shui' and, though i am not as pedantic about it as i used to be, i still enjoy the 'good luck' plants. tending to my potted plants always makes me feel happy and grounded.

my 'dracaena massangeana' - commonly known as a happy plant


i've always loved dracaena plants and this one was given to me by my son, beau. it stands in the front entry and, for me, symbolises the happiness within my home. i love the contrast of the purple plant pot and orange vase.

my 'crassula ovata' - jade - commonly known as the money plant, dollar plant and, in some areas, the friendship plant.....not to be confused with the 'Portulacaria afra' - dwarf jade.

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julie asked me the other day if the 'baby' of my aeonium green rose could possibly be a different plant and i have to admit that the baby does look suspiciously like my money plant, however, i'd be totally stumped at how it managed to find it's way into the aeonium green rose pot which sits up on a much higher shelf. time will tell, i guess.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful plants Serena, I would be happy if I could grow just one. We'll have to see how the mystery of the baby turns out, it would be funny if it was from the money plant.

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  2. to me, the "baby" plant looks like a variety sedum ~ Sedum burrito/ jelly bean Sedum tho" I could be wrong!

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  3. As I read your post, I was inspired! I have not kept any plants in the house because for some reason I seem to murder them. But I will try again! Who can't use a money tree? :)

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  4. Your dracaena and jade plant look like they are thriving. Love that purple pot. I hope they bring you an abundance of happiness, friedship and money!

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  5. The money plant can make a very good bonsai tree if they are pruned back right! with one single trunk

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  6. Plants make a home feel so much warmer, don't they? And they help purify your air, too--hehe! Now you have us all wondering about your baby plant. You'll have to show pictures as it grows and we can all discover who the parent is--ROFL! :):)

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  7. I think I need to get those plants also! Love them! Thank you for sharing and educating on all plants, I learned a lot about plants from everyone posts including yours, thank you!

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  8. Your plants are beautiful, and look very healthy! I love the purple pots.

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  9. My gosh you have been busy posting since my last visit Serena! Hope you're feeling a lot better :) Enjoying your photos!
    ((hugs))
    Maria

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  10. that happy plant looks pretty big :) all the colours do look really nice, and its a nice thing to see in an entry to a house.

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  11. You and Julie with your beautiful Dracena plants!

    LOVE the purple pots.

    Oh and the Soul Coaching course? I am on day three and I feel SO GOOD to be doing it. Am loving it.

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  12. Your Jade is a lot bigger then mine.
    I heard they are a lucky plant but also I heard that the wondering Jew is also a lucky plant.

    Do you have a lot of light in your home?

    Coffee is on.

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  13. Oh, yeah...gotta get me a money tree. Dear ol' Dad used to harp on about money not growing on trees all the time...hah...guess he didn't know everything... look here Dad..there are too money trees!

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  14. I have a lot of jade plants in my front yard, they do great out here and handle the rare freeze fine. My green rose plant or that's what I'll now call it, is a totally different plant and it looks just like the one you showed. I'll have to post a pic of it some day...

    love the purple pot with the orange in the background.

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