Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mandevilla

Tonight two of our closest couple friends and our pastor and his wife came to our house for our weekly bible study. Everyone who entered just oooo & aaaahhh'd over my Mandevilla Plant.
I bought this plant spring of 07'....when fall arrived I was determined to keep this gorgeous plant alive. With the help from John we put it in the garage to store for the winter. I babied it all winter long....watering it every other week and fertilizer once a month. Eventually, it started to die. :( I was so sad. But, I told John to leave it...I was going to resurrect it! So I continued to water and fertilize it even though there was nothing left but dirt. I cut all the stems down to nothing.

In late April I noticed a new growth. I was ecstatic!!! I put it out in the yard once the temperature stayed over 55 at night. It just took off and started growing. And here we are now. It has gotten huge. It wrapped itself around my wind chimes....and the wind chimes still chime. Next year I'm going to buy a trellis of some sort.
This plant makes me happy. It is so beautiful. Soon I will be storing it in the garage again...I hope that I will be able to take good care of it this winter as well. I look forward to next spring.

16 comments:

WheresMyAngels said...

It is beautiful! I would have killed it if it was mine, nothing survives me :(

Aubrey said...

That is gorgeous! I would have killed it too! LOL I have the brownest of brown thumbs.

You amaze me yet again!

Tori said...

it has grown nearly two feet since i moved to conway!
crazy.
so, so beautiful. i can't believe i forgot to take pictures of it when i was home last weekend!
loveyouuuu!
nick & i are about to go to the Baum Gallery to see the new exhibit that opens today! : )
missing you!

Ashley said...

I love it. I don't have much good luck with plants. I think I lack the patience or focus or something.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

GORGEOUS!!! I'm totally looking for a plant like that for my back wall. Do you know if it does well in the desert? Probably not, it is a desert. lol

~melody~

Steph said...

thanks for stopping by my blog today! your daughters are beautiful!

Becky said...

What a beautiful plant. It looks so good at the enterance of your front porch!

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

I Love that plant it is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by today. Much Love

letstalkmodern said...

I have a blog now, Mrs. Betty!

mrsbear said...

Those are lovely, I have a similar vine that blooms yellow flowers. Don't know if it's the same, but it's pretty hardy, I'm terrible with plants.

Heather said...

Hey, you changed your background again! I like it :)

Thanks for your sweet comments. And you can borrow Gabe anytime you want :)

Becky said...

I just saw my blog listed on your "Blogs I follow"...Wooohooo!

You're the first person (besides Heather) to do that!

Yeah! You made my day:)

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha Betty,
I stopped by for a visit and wanted to say hello!! Your plant is so beautiful, I wanted to get one but still have not attempted to go plant shopping. It is so good to meet new sisters in the Lord and I'm glad I found my way here. Your daughters are so pretty.
I'll be back to read more, come and visit sometime okay!!

Blessings Lorie

Virginia said...

I just recently married my high school sweetheart and it's great to read that you guys have been together for twenty years! That's inspiring!

* TONYA * said...

ooh that's a gorgeous plant.

I just bought a ton of plants yesterday, I can't wait to get them potted today.

Virginia said...

You also look so young! I can't believe you've been married for 20 years!