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Look at these ridiculously gorgeous orchid cactus flowers:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Epiphyllum flowers

Crazy beautiful. And large. And oh-so-pink! I love them.

Oops! I did that thing again where I was trying to give a couple of the Experts more time to submit their work, then got too busy over the weekend to complete the Experts post. My bad! I’ll save everyone’s answers for this coming Friday. Sorry about that!

Onward, to new news. Several months back, I threw several plant bits into one container, adding more as time went by, including some Schlumbergera cuttings that have already bloomed. Now, a new plant in the container is beginning to bloom:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, succulent pot

See the bud stalk in the back?

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, succulent pot

The plant is a Haworthia hybrid, I believe. It was a chunk taken from a bigger plant, and this will be its first bloom (the parent plant has never bloomed). I guess that means he’s happy with his south-facing windowsill.

In other news, here’s how the Gasteraloe Gus’s flower stalk is doing:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, succulent pot

The flowers haven’t opened yet, but you can already see their charming colors. Gus has bloomed before, and if I remember correctly, the stalk ended up being three or four feet tall by the time he finished. In other words, he’s just getting started this go-around.

I love it when houseplants bloom!

Hey, lookee! My Lime tree is blooming again:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

She’s a little early…I usually don’t see blooms until December or January. But I’m not complaining, I cannot get enough of that heavenly scent! And the blooms mean I’ll have limes growing in the house sooner rather than later, so that’s cool, too.

In other bloom news, check out the crazy flower stem on the Echeveria:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

It keeps getting longer and longer!

Here’s what the buds looked like back at the beginning of July:

Good To Grow, Liza's plants

And here’s what the stem looked like mid-July after some of the flowers began to open:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, July 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

The stem grew from a couple of inches of blooms to over a foot of them. I didn’t expect that, so I’m very impressed! Yet another reason why I love succulents.

And finally, more photos of my favs, the Cosmos:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

I have the most cheerful front yard on the block. Thanks Cosmos!

I’ll be back tomorrow, hope to see you here.

Hey look! Pretty flowers!

First, on Lady Evermore, an Aeschynanthus:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, new flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, new flowers

Not the greatest photos, but such a chill houseplant. Low maintenance, fast growing. I love those bright red blooms – you can seem them from a long way away.

The Echeveria is still impressing me with its funky blooms:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, new flowers

They were an unexpected surprise. I had no idea what the blooms would look like.

Outside, it must be getting closer to fall, because the Zauschneria (California Fuchsia) has its first bloom:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, new flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Zauschneria plant

There should be lots more in the coming months. I’m really glad I decided to add the plant to my container garden – I love fall-blooming plants. I’ll be cutting that Bougainvillea back so the Zauschneria can really shine.

Also while I was away, the Portulaca exploded with cheerful pink blooms (the first shot was in the morning, the second later in the day when the flowers fully opened):

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, new flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, new flowers

Those little guys thrill me no end!

Man, I love flowers! They make me smile every time I see them.

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Dottie's Sclumbergera

Today’s post is largely for our beloved Expert Dottie, so she can see how the Schlumbergera she gave me is doing. In the photo above, it’s the one in the back in the blue container.

Dottie handed the plant off to me before she moved to Arizona. I accepted it with trepidation, as I knew it had been pampered exquisitely under her care.

I think it’s because of all that pampering that the plant has been coasting along ever since.

I don’t give her any special treatment – I care for her the same way I do all the other houseplants. I water her once a week, I fertilize regularly.

The main reason she’s so happy, I believe, is because of the abundant sunshine she gets. She’s in a south-facing window, and also gets western light every afternoon.

And now that the landlady hired someone to remove the cane plants from in front of the window, she and the rest of the plants in the foyer get even more sunshine.

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Dottie's Sclumbergera

They get fantastic amounts of sunshine. The canes will come back but for now, there’s nothing standing in the way of the plants and their sun.

Which makes them very lucky and very happy houseplants.

Which in turn makes them bloom like crazy.

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Dottie's Sclumbergera

Which of course, makes me very happy.

I get a kick out of trying to capture the beauty of the tiny flowers on my Chlorophytum comosum, or Spider plant (this one is Nel, the other isn’t flowering just yet).

They are so little, but they make a big impact, don’t you think?

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Chlorophytum comosum flowers

So we talked last week about the future of this blog. I’ve been writing more or less regularly on here since October of 2009. I’m about 20 posts shy of 1,000 altogether.

I appreciate the support you’ve shown me. This blog has evolved from a place where I thought I’d be talking to plant newbies to instead I find that my regular readers are spectacularly knowledgeable about plants and gardens. I love that – it was unexpected.

What I’d like to do in the coming weeks is put together a new look, as well as new content. I would like to retain a little content for the novices, as they keep finding my blog through search engines. But I’d like to offer more to my seasoned pros – more inspiration for gardening, beautiful plant photos, examples of upgrades you can try for your indoor or outdoor garden.

Which begs the question, what would you regulars like to see?

Charlie Hebert made some suggestions, which have been great. One suggestion he made was for me to turn to you with questions – what got you excited about plants, what are your favorite houseplants, what was your first houseplant, what potting soil do you recommend, and so forth.

I love it. He’s right – it would be really cool to hear your personal stories about what got you into gardening or what sparked your love of houseplants.

So, regulars, any takers? Charlie’s sent me his story of how he came to love plants – will you send me yours? (Via email.) You can also include a photo of yourself, your garden, your favorite houseplant, etc.

I’ll publish them once a week until everyone has had a chance to tell their story.

I’m guessing that those of you in other parts of the country like seeing how we grow stuff in the Desert Southwest, because it’s often so different than your methods. So I’ll make more of an effort in the coming year to talk to our farmers and local greenthumbs. (Unless you tell me otherwise.)

If you have any suggestions or content ideas you’d like to see, please let me know, either in the comments section or via email. I appreciate your input, and your loyalty! Thanks so much!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Once they figure out how to transmit scents through the Internet, I will share citrus blossoms with all of you. Because they smell divine.

It took 27ish days for the buds on Candy (my Lime tree) to form and the first flower to open.

Citrus blossoms in December? Yes, please!

If you scroll really, really fast, it’ll be like you were here watching:

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Candy a Lime Tree Is Flowering

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Candy a Lime Tree Is Flowering

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Candy a Lime Tree Is Flowering

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Candy a Lime Tree Is Flowering

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Candy a Lime Tree Is Flowering

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Candy a Lime Tree Is Flowering

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Candy a Lime Tree Is Flowering

Good To Grow, Liza's plants, Candy a Lime Tree Is Flowering

It’s life’s little luxuries that make me the happiest.

I’ll be back tomorrow, hope to see you here.

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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 Arizona, after many years of living in and owning a plant care business in New Mexico.

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

I can beautify your home, office, or patio with plants and flowers. I have 13 years of experience growing plants, and friendships.

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.

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