…to the casa, is this Phalaenopsis Orchid:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Orchid from Dottie

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Orchid from Dottie

It’s a very pretty plant!

It was a gift from Dottie, who got it from her niece Carol, to brighten up her hospital room. Dottie gave it to me because she’s finally getting sprung from the rehab/hospital facility she’s been in for the last five weeks. Woohoo – no more hospital stays for her! (Dottie lives in Sedona, an hour and a half hour drive from Phoenix, which makes transporting the orchid a bit too difficult.) We’re all keeping our fingers crossed that she’ll be getting back to her normal life soon. Maybe even driving again! I’ll keep you posted.

I’ve actually started doing some plant things of my own lately, finally. I gave each of the houseplants a nice shower and trim, and then took a bunch of photos of how they’re growing. Or in some cases, not growing. The flowers on the Echeveria died after I gave the plant too much water. But one of the Euphorbia miliis is blooming like crazy. The Euphorbia milii that is not blooming is in the dumpster, after a tortured reign of me overwatering then underwatering the poor thing.

The houseplants and I are still trying to adjust to life in Phoenix. If I can figure out how much water they want to drink, we’ll all be a lot happier for it. And they may even survive!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Desert Landscape

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, desert landscapes

It’s not that I ran out of murals to post, it’s that I got kinda bored with them. Also, I got sidetracked from the blogging world altogether – reading them, posting them. That little ol’ thing called real life got in the way of my online life. I know you understand how that works!

I also figured it was high time that I returned to posts about plants. After all, this is supposed to be a plant blog, right? So this week, I’m going to try to focus on some beautiful desert plants and landscapes.

Starting with this gem:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Back to plant posts

I’m guessing it’s an Agave of some variety, but I’m not sure, as I’ve never seen a plant quite like this before – do any of you know what it is? All I know is that I LOVE it! I think it’s gorgeous, and I want one!

If you know the ID, please let me know in the comments section. Thanks!

Another mural!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, another mural in Phoenix

Aaaaand another mural for you.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, art of the day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, murals of Phoenix

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, art in downtown Phoenix

Hey, look who’s feeling like her old self again!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Dottie and me

She said she’s feeling great! She should be out of the rehab facility in a week or so. Yaaaaay!

Is this even a plant blog anymore? It is! But it’s still taking me awhile to get my act together. In the meantime, look, another cool mural!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, cool mural in downtown Phoenix

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Hi! My name is Liza. Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! I'm a Midwestern gal now living in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have a plant care business here in town called Good To Grow. I can beautify your home, office, or patio with plants and flowers. I have 13 years of experience growing plants, and friendships.

Plants are living, breathing creatures, and if they're indoor plants, they are 100% dependent on human care. They cannot water themselves.

Please let me know if you have questions or if you would like help with your plants or garden. You can reach me at lizatheplantlady (at) gmail (dot) com or follow me on Twitter, Lizawheeler7.

All photos are mine unless otherwise noted. All content is also entirely my hard work. If you'd like to use any content or photos, all you have to do is ask. If you take without asking, you are a thief. And thieves suck. So don't suck. We have a deal? Good.




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