I haven’t been posting these but this week is a little different. It was a sad week but it was also a week where the sloth plant finally bloomed.
Sloth plant you ask? Yeah, what was that plant I called the “sloth plant?” I wasn’t giving this plant it’s given name until I saw flowers! Sloth plant is a dry loving, sun loving, slow growing plant. It’s an 18 month old cutting from a plumeria, aka Hawaiian lei flower, so “ta da!!!” Sloth plant is a Plumeria!
It took 18 months to flower. Lots of sun and patience. If you want to grow a plumeria in the Northeast, you have to have a full sunny window for it in the winter and it doesn’t like the cold.
We had it in a pot and we transplanted it to the front flower bed, where it is really happy! It does get cold here in the winter but I noticed that there are plumerias all over Jensen Beach and my part of Port St Lucie and they made it through the cold nights here, but they would die in a Northeast winter outside.
I want to get more in different colors. They are definitely worth it. So pretty and the flowers last a few days.
I have been updating some of my work digitally. This was always one of my favorites that I did several years ago and I decided to give it a digital facelift. I purchased the bouquet in the pumpkin during a festival in Cape May and did the sketch immediately after I took it home. I thought it was such a great idea. I would never have thought to use a pumpkin for a “vase.” I don’t know what the blue flowers are but I always wanted to grow them. There used to be a U-pick place in West Cape May where you could cut your own flowers. Don’t know if it is still there.
I signed up for a bundled group of workshops back in November, before John was laid off, that were running this year. They are for building my on line portfolio.
April’s assignment was West Side Story. I actually found this assignment to be a lot of fun, however, a lot of work. It was done using multiple media and many, many phases and changes to reach the final result here.
I still could do a lot to it but it was due by 3PM today so it is what it is….