Monday, June 15, 2009

Spider Plants.....

I first want to thank you all for all of the wonderful Birthday wishes. You sure know how to make a gal feel special!!!

These are my two big Spider plants that I over-wintered at my little part-time job. There are a lot of windows and they thrived through the winter. Well, now it was time for them to come back home. See all of those "big" babies they have sprouted?
I bought several large mason jars from the thrift store, cleaned them, filled them with water and then I cut a bunch of babies off. I like them to start sprouting long, strong roots before I plant them in the dirt. These are now at my part-time job, so I still have my Spiders there to enjoy.

Here is one of the big ones out back under the patio on my old stool. Doesn't it look happy to be home? The other one is out front between my two chairs on the front porch.
I love growing Spider plants because they are so easy to grow. My two big plants started from some little baby clippings last summer from a neighbor. Hope you are all having a great Monday.

34 comments:

CatHerder said...

wow...love it!

Marilyn said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Boy, those plants are beautiful! You will have a bunch of them too. What a good idea to start the babies in a jar of water. I wondered how to do that. I had one once and the some of the babies dropped off and grew in the ground. I didn't much like that. I'll do your method next time. I hope you have a great day today---it will be hot.

Shelia said...

Morning, Darlene! Oh, I'm so glad you've had a nice birthday! Now I love those spider plants! I used to grow these way back when! :) Yours look so healthy and beautiful. Love the way your rooting the babies. How nice to have the clear jars to see the progress of the roots! Happy spidering!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Amelia said...

They are wonderfully easy to grow. Have you seen the varigated colored (green and white) kind?

Have a great week!

duchess said...

You sure have a green thumb. They look great.
Enjoy your Monday.

Songbirdtiff said...

I'm a terrible plant grower! I think our house just isn't conducive for plants to live. Perhaps in a future house. :)

Ramona said...

Happy Monday to You...
I really love your plants. They look sooooo healthy. I have never tried these but I think I just might. I love the way they look. Glad you had a great birthday. Great post!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Laura said...

I used to have a lot of spider plants, and I loved them too! No plants now because a couple of my cats can't resist them! Your plants looks so healthy and nice!

Beth at Aunties said...

I also love the ease of growing spider plants. It seems they have multiple births continuallly!
I will ahve to start one again from my daughters clipping!

vintage at heart said...

Oh Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Hope you had a fab one!!! I love your spider plants too and the mason jars are such a sweet touch!!!
Have a Blessed week!

Ginger said...

I used to have a lot of spider plants when I lived in Calif. I haven't seen any for years...forgot all about them. Yours are doing great.

Quoizel said...

Wow! I never thought of that.

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday a little late! I have been so busy I haven't done my daily blog reading....Love seeing all those green plants...Mine seem to like to turn brown!

Heather said...

those look fun! i have a terrible green thumb. i have one real plant inside my house. it's big and green, lol. i have no idea what is it but my MIL told me I couldn't kill it no matter what. well i've had it about 3 years or 4 years and it's been near death several times but once i clip the dead pieces off and water it a lot again it comes back to life, lol.

henzy said...

i love the baby plants growing in the jars of water..
i just bought my first houseplant and was very scared of killing it..
I have a peace lily and am thrilled by how well it is doing..

Sue said...

This is one plant that I do not have...but I want one! I'll have to be on the look out for one. You definitely have a green thumb.

Christina said...

Great healthy looking plants. For some reason I don't do well with houseplants. Well, I guess it is because I forgot to water them. ; )

Hope you are having the most wonderful birthday!

Judi said...

Darlene
beautiful spider plants. You have a real green thumb!
have a lovely day
Judi

Nancy said...

Love them, Darlene! Real plants just look so much better, don't they?

Hey, Happy Belated Birthday to you! Hope you had a wonderful day! Nancy

Thistledew Farm said...

I always had a spider plant - even when I was young - I think that was the first plant I ever had. You made me realize I don't have one now and haven't for a few years - I wondered what was missing in my life! I am now on a quest to find someone who has a few babies who need a good home! I've always had the varigated ones....I'm off....

Smilingsal said...

I have had good success with my spider plants too. Mine is varigated (the leaf is striped). I'm planning to get another one to grow after we move, but I'll have to leave my big guy here.

Lorrie said...

Hi Darlene, I just love seeing your spider plants. Years ago I had many of them, and while I don't have any now, they bring back lots of good memories for me because my mom had them too when I was growing up!

Hope you had a very happy birthday. Having Lexi definitely buys you ten years as far as growing older goes. It's wonderful how our kids keep us young!

Aleta said...

I've seen those little sprouts on the plants before and didn't realize it was the baby plants. How cool. They look very healthy!

Bo said...

Awww Darlene, I missed your birthday??? Well, many special BELATED wishes for a wonderous new year! I think spider plants are so lovely & I've heard they give off a lot of oxygen when placed in the home....Thanks so much for your very appreciated visit to my blog! Only time will tell how this fiasco turns out... ;-) Bo

Heather said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DARLENE!! I hope you had a wonderful Birthday!!
I love your spider plants- they have got to be one of my favorites. I used to have so many of them but we moved one blistery winter day....my husband and uncle-in-law thought they could just haul them all in the back of a pick-up (another reason why I always need to supervise) and needless to say ALL of my plants were beyond saving. I was so sad. I think I need to go to Home Depot and buy me another spider plant!!
What an incredibly beautiful sky you had after the storm! WOW! What a picture.
Hugs
Heather:)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Darlene~
I think that is so neat! They are doing very well! I have found it can be tricky to keep healthy indoor plants~ more difficult than my outdoor ones...but yours look wonderful! :) I hope your week is going great!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I want to wish you a late happy birthday. I hope it was wonderful! The spider plants are great. So healthy looking!

Rambling Girl said...

Darlene...I love those type plants also cause they don't seem to die or even if you try to kill them they don't....hehehe I am not that great with plants but love these...yours are thriving so well!

Neabear said...

Glad you had a great birthday! Love the spider plants. I used to have some. Hmm..maybe I should get some more.

jennykate77 said...

Glad you had a great birthday!!

You definitely have a green thumb. I'm good w/ outside flowers and plants, but my inside ones never do as well. Yours are GORGEOUS!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Spider plants always remind me of my Grammy. She had some. I miss her. Yours are lovely! And thriving

Lisa & Gerald said...

Happy Birthday girl.. Sorry Im a little late... Hugs

Farm Chick Paula said...

Those are so cute in the mason jars, Darlene! You sure have a green thumb!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Does your kitty like to chew on your spider plants? My kitties always loved spider plants best.