Snake Plant has Other Names

Like Mother-in-Law’s Tongue! Ouch.

Doesn’t sound attractive does it?

Maybe it’s because it’s so long or sharp like a sword and could make cutting remarks? Important to remember to hold one’s tongue and not speak on occasions where your advice isn’t wanted.

I’ve seen a lot of these plants lately.

Dracaena trifasciata is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo. It is most commonly known as the snake plant, Saint George’s sword, mother-in-law’s tongue, and viper’s bowstring hemp, among other names. Wikipedia

Seen in Lenox Massachusetts at Lenox Coffee
Columbus Ohio
Seen in windows in Columbus

Snake Plant Benefits link to full article on benefits

How to propagate a Snake Plant (5 ways)

Silk, Paper, Nature

Three types of fall flowers for decoration were near my DIL’s table in Ohio when I was visiting.

Silk, paper, nature.

Her mother created the paper flower bouquet with her Cricut for a gorgeous birthday card.

Silk flower centerpiece
Marlene crafted these lovely paper flowers
The supermarket fall bouquet of real flowers. Although the green ones (bottom left) look dyed.

Hydrangeas in Shade and Sun

This hydrangea bush was in Joan’s garden when she moved into her home in 1973. She’s done nothing to feed it.

In shade
In sun snd shade

“The name hydrangea comes from the Greek words “hydor” meaning water and “angos” meaning vessel. Which together roughly translate to “water barrel”. This is because of the fact that hydrangeas are notorious for needing lots of water and the cup shaped flowers. The name, Hortensia, is a Latin version of the French word Hortense.” From Plant Addicts website

In sun

Clematis

Clematis

Climbs trellises and walls with ease. “There are over 300 species with the Ranunculaceae -buttercup family.” This one is from my friend Joan’s garden. There’s a very popular sweater knitting pattern Ranunculus designed by Midori Hirose.

The black line near the center is a bit of bird seed that fell down from the feeder.