Rookie Green Thumb

My youngest left the nest a few years ago returning with gifts for me from her time in Hawaii. A beautiful little orchid and seeds of the Plumeria tree. I am still developing my new green thumb but so far I have done well growing all that she brought home. Even managed to start a lemon tree from a seed out of my ice tea glass and a tomato plant from my salad bowl.

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My gifted Orchid
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Plumeria tree

I am looking forward to when they bloom. According to my research, as I am new to this level of the botany world, a plumeria tree will first bloom at about three years of age. One down-two to go, fingers crossed.

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Plumeria tree
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Plumeria tree

My husband has put multiple shelves on every window for me in the room (once the office/dining room) facing east. I am out of windows and space which has gravitated me into the living room. He is thrilled about all the new shelves he has put up out there for me too. I do see a green house project in our future. He is, again, so thrilled to hear the news of my idea.img_4364

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Plumeria tree

My daughter made me the ‘minion’ you see above when she was in high school. It seemed fitting to place it in the pot growing the plumeria tree she gave me to grow from a seed.

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Lemon tree

I sucked up a lemon seed through my straw while drinking iced tea and dropped it into soil with some fertilizer…boom-eight weeks later I have a lemon tree.

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a wee tomato plant

A lonely piece of tomato was left in the bottom of my salad bowl so I did the same as the lemon seed…with any luck I will have a fresh tomato for my salad by spring

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protector of my jungle

img_4356My side kick loves to sleep under all the other plants I have started hoarding (yes it has become an obsession) and guard them from would be plant robbers.

I even was successful in rooting an avocado. I have since planted since this photo was taken.IMG_3787

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8 thoughts on “Rookie Green Thumb”

  1. Wow! You have a green thumb, indeed, Noellie. I love Plumeria blooms and photographing them in Hawaii. Lovely array of plants you have…they always warm up a home. And, your quote from Mr. Rogers is a favorite. 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your stay and want to come back. Until then, be safe ----Noellie

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