Echeveria purpusorum

Purchased from Fairy Blooms

Info from Sunny Succulent

  • Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. (drench & dry)
  • slow growing, rarely flowers
  • repot when outgrows and soil is dry
  • lots of light


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Posted by on May 19, 2020 in plants


Rubber tree (Ficus Elastica)

  • They like a ton of indirect light. They will tilt toward the sun. South facing window.
  • Water thoroughly once completely dry – stick a finger in deep
  • Any well draining soil is fine – like black gold, mixed with perlite and orchid bark
  • Repot during growing season, maybe once every 2 years
  • Only fertilize during growing season, maybe even just don’t


  • burgundy
  • Repotted 5/18/2020, wasn’t doing great,probably should have given it a bigger pot, but didn’t have one on hand. Moved back to south window20200518_194414
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Posted by on May 18, 2020 in plants


Mini Frizzle Sizzle

Purchased from Fairy Blooms

Botanical Name: Albuca Spiralis

Care: Does best in full sun. Water when soil is dry to the touch every 5-7 days depending on the climate you live in. Keep safe from frost in winter.

Soil – very well draining mix, pot not much bigger than the bulb, likes to be confined

The “Frizzle Sizzle Plant” – How to grow and Flower Albuca spiralis


  • Summer – very little water, just a little every 2-3 weeks (should allow foliage to die back)
  • End of summer to winter – regular watering, allowing the soil to dry between waterings
  • Spring – water each week

Other notes:

  • When flowering, foliage tips will brown, this is normal.
  • Fertilize in winter. 
  • repot every 2-3 years, at the beginning of winter, before it begins new growth phase
  • can collect seeds from pods, germinate fairly easily
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Posted by on May 18, 2020 in plants


Gasteria (pillansii?) – Ox Tongue

  • very well draining soils with a high mineral content with a lot of large diameter rock.
  • top dressing recommended
  • fertilization should be light but can be very helpful during the cooler seasons.
  • water should be year round, but sparingly when it is hot
  • read opposite tips about whether it grows and flowers in the wintertime or spring 😦
    • during this time, water moderately, letting the soil almost dry out completely between waterings.
  • In the dormant season, allow your plant to rest, and only water it when the soil is quite dry.
  • propagates via pups



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Posted by on May 10, 2020 in plants


Crassula marginalis rubra ‘Variegata’ “Calico Kitten”

  • Fertilize Calico Kitten in containers three or four times per year, but always during the growing season and never in winter.
  • Lots of light


Repotted May 2020 into a nice big hanging basket



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Posted by on May 10, 2020 in plants, Uncategorized


String of Buttons

I used to use a site called MyFolia to log my plants so I’d know their names and how to care for them. I also used to have a paper binder. Both of those are now defunct. I’m going to make some posts here to try to fill that gap. We’ll see how it goes.

First up: Crassula perforata – subspecies kougaensis (String of Buttons)

Links I’ve found helpful:


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Posted by on May 10, 2020 in plants


Back into houseplants

I’ve been re-potting most of my plants this week and I’ve been walking by and staring at them whenever I get a chance.

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Posted by on April 11, 2018 in plants


Belated Sewing Project Action Shots

Here’s my little one in the dress I made. (original post) These pics are from June. It’s super cute, but the big opening at the back made it a little impractical. I never wanted to put her in it if we were driving anywhere because then her bare skin would be against the hot car seat. And since I never did put elastic in the matching bloomers, it also seemed a little risque. (pattern link)

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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in sewing



I made a hat for my darling niece.

Yarn: Panda Soy in Positive Purple, less than 2 skeins

Needles: Size 3

PatternAviatrix, sport weight

Finished: December 2013

Notes: I doubled the yarn. Fingering weight doubled ~= sport weight. Button from my stash. I forgot to take any pictures before gifting it, so I don’t have any macro shots, but I think the adorable toddler more than makes up for that.

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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in knitting


I baked something!

I got new mini muffin tins for Christmas and my first recipe was a complete success. I used the cornbread recipe from Vegan Soul Kitchen (minus the nuts) and pushed sliced up Field Roast apple sage sausages into the middle. SOOOO GOOD! And perfect for my daughter’s little hands.

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Posted by on January 2, 2014 in yummy in my tummy