hello there. I bet you were just thinking about plants, right? right.
and I’m sure you’ve been thinking about my wackily gorgeous spotted dragon-wing begonia ever since it debuted on my little old blog a few weeks ago…
… of course you have.
something terribly exciting has happened around my tiny nook of brooklyn since then. well, terribly exciting if you’re me, or if you happen to be just as big of a dweeb as me. (apologies to M, J &F, all of whom had to witness my champagne-fueled ass showing off this “terribly exciting” thing in person last week–I know, I know, I am a wingnut).
the back-story: I made a cutting of my beloved SDWB about two months ago, rooted it in water, and potted that baby up. for a long while, it just looked like a leaf stuck in some dirt. womp womp.
but… [I can just feel you waiting with baited breath for the happily-ever-after]… then…
it grew a spoutie!
sproutie exhibit A: tiny curly new leaf, and small green pokey bit underneath it on the right.
(oh, yeah, the goose… a certain beloved local restaurant of mine has a bowl of tiny farm animals on its hostess station, as opposed to a bowl of mints… needless to say I have amassed quite a collection, most of which live in my plants because apparently I am crazy for tiny turkeys, bunnies, horses et al)
in other tiny and lovable plant news, I humbly present to you my most humble and adorable little guy:
that, my friends, is the tiniest little succulent you ever did see.
I found him in july, in the pot of another, much larger succulent. he was about a third smaller then, if you can imagine, as he is currently the size of my pinkie fingernail! I very carefully plucked him out of there, teensy root and all, and put him in his own little pot. I am pleased to report he is doing quite well–alive and growing.
it can’t be normal for one’s heart to swell with such love for a tiny plant… but if thinkin’ plants are cute is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right.