Thursday, August 6, 2009

Spider Plants and A Thunderstorm......

You might remember my post here where I cut my baby spiders off my big plants and put them in mason jars of water to get long, strong roots.
See their roots now. It is definitely time to plant. It was a bit cooler out and getting dark. Finally, we had a nice thunderstorm. The rain was coming down and it was thundering and lightning.
After the rain stopped the sky started getting REALLY dark again. This was at about 5:30 p.m.
A little while later it started POURING and I do mean POURING again. Much harder than the first time. It got so dark out that the automatic pool lights came on. We really needed the rain, and I just sat out under the patio cover and enjoyed it. Up to this point our weather forecast showed temperatures in the 100's with no chance of rain.....HA!!
Here are my pretty spider babies planted in their new baskets. They also got a great drink of rain water to start them along. Aren't they pretty?

Hope you all are having a wonderful day and enjoying whatever you are doing.

39 comments:

Marilyn said...

You already have full baskets with those spider babies. I have some of the variegated ones that I put next to a walk---in the ground and they come back year after year. We got a good bit of rain. Close to an inch and lots of thunder and lightening. Really close to us got straight line winds and had trees down. Your yard is so pretty!

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Darlene
We had a thunderstorm last night too. It rained sideways *smiles* I put my fern off the porch down so it could get a drink. I don't know why it's still living because I certainly don't have a green thumb. I admire yours, if we were neighbors you could teach me how to not kill lovely green things *smiles* It seems the plants that have been given to me from someone's yard are the toughest ones for me kill *smiles* And your yard is beautiful!

duchess said...

The plants look nice & healthy & your storm pictures looked just like it did here yesterday evening.
I enjoyed watching the rain & lightning from my screened porch - so peaceful.
Have a great day.

Amelia said...

Isn't this rain great...our yard is green once more...course that means more mowing.

Your hanging baskets look great...I love how wonderful these plants look without a lot of babying and fussing overe....my kind of plant.

How is Chelsea?

Stacey said...

Hi Darlene. You are going to have beautiful spider plants. You are so smart to do it that way. Just think of the money you saved.

It is still raining here in Edmond. I mean it is pouring!! My yard is a jungle again. ;) We'll take it here in August.

southerninspiration said...

Darlene,send us some of your rain!!! We need it badly....and how nice that you have your porch to sit and enjoy it!

Suzanne

Laura said...

I have fond memories of spider plants - back in college we had lots of them in our dorm room. I think they are such a neat plant!

Caren said...

They are pretty but I don't think you can call them spider babies anymore, they're all grown up now, maybe spider teens would be more accurate. ;)

The storm looks cool. I love thunderstorms!

Heather said...

we had a crazy storm on tuesday i think it was. it came out of nowhere, chased us out of the pool with thunder, then pouring down rain, then hail and sideways winds! scary!!!

Gretchen said...

I love your spider plants and the hanging baskets. What a great way to recycle!

Rain sweet rain! We've been dry most of the summer too.

Gretchen

Lana said...

It sounds like you guys had a lot of rain!! I can't imagine temperatures in the 100's! Wow!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Your spider plants are lovely, Darlene! We had those same clouds- but no rain! It looked quite ominous for awhile, though! I'm glad you were treated to a thunderstorm, though. Thrilling! AS long as there are no tornadoes... Lori

Joanna said...

I just love those baskets like that. Your spider plants were grew!

We have a thunderstorm just about everyday here. Loving that Florida pop up storm!

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene ~ I love a good rain in the summer...it is drizzly here this morning...more like being in a cloud than rain but it feels like soup weather...am I crazy?! Stay safe in the storms and heat. Your new plants look great..I love those!

Smiles ~ Ramona

vintage at heart said...

They look so green and healthy!! I am enjoying tha rain so much..we needed it and cooler temps are always welcome!!!
I need to get to work repotting some of my jade, it just loves the hot Okie weather!!

Anny said...

Looks like you were waiting for this perfect day :) Those roots got so long so quickly! I love how they look.

horse loving lineman's wife said...

We enjoyed the rain too! And the storm blew in very dark here too. We got more rain (and lightening) this morning. Have a great day!

Joy said...

Hello my friend!
Your plants look wonderful. You have quite the green thumb! And it looks like you know what it takes to lure in those pretty little hummingbirds too. You have natural nature talent!
We had a thunderstorm this morning---it lasted all of 5 minutes! The weatherman is predicting cooler weather this weekend and I can't wait!

Tamara Jansen said...

You know, my grandma always had little cuttings rooting in mason jars on the window and she did very well with them. It was cute to see that you are carrying on the tradition :)

Farm Chick Paula said...

Your little spider plants look wonderful, Darlene! And the rain coming down does too... I know you all need it so badly. Don't you just love a rainy evening? It's so nice and cozy!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Aww, your baby spiders are looking great. I'll bet you'll enjoy watching them as they grow and thrive.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Your spider plants look lovely. Glad you had some rain to cool things down. Your pool still looks inviting even in a thunder storm!
Lindsay
x

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Those look awesome. We have had similar weather at least once a week for awhile now.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Those look awesome. We have had similar weather at least once a week for awhile now.

Carol said...

Ohhhhh.....spider plants are one of my all-time favorite~I hope the babies get big and have babies of their own!

Nancy said...

Hi Darlene,
The hanging baskets are beautiful!! And what a gully buster rain you got!! We have had some of that kind of rain too!
I have been blog breaking for a week or so and I tell you, I am busy as a bee and it may be a while longer...so y'all just hang with me...
Tell Miss Lexi I loved her braided hair style below...very cute!!
Nancy

Lisa & Gerald said...

beautiful spider plant...

jeanne said...

Hi Darlene, Your babies look very pretty and happy in their new pots. I'm happy you had some needed rain.

We made blackberry preserves today and had a birthday dinner for my sister. She is leaving tomorrow for NY for a huge antique show. My two younger sisters are antique dealers. They buy and sell at this show. I used to sell antiques with them but I retired. LOl. They will have fun but it is hard work too.

Hugs...Jeanne

dana said...

Spider plants are so fun---they're actually one of the few plants I don't kill (usually!)

Your "rain watching spot" looked so cozy and peaceful. I also love to sit outside on our front porch or back patio when it rains.

Have a great weekend. L, Dana

SmilingSally said...

I do love spider plants. I had to leave mine, but I plan to buy another when I get into that house THAT SEEMS TO NEVER GET STARTED! (I'm not at all anxious.)

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
Your spider plant babies are so happy...they've grown so well. I really love those plants. When I had my kitty Kelly she would eat them and they were the only plants she would eat so I didn't keep them...maybe Abby would let me. They look so pretty outdoors.

You had all that rain and the weather people didn't even report it! *shaking my head*.
I hope it cooled things off...
have a super day
Judi

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your spider babies : ) How perfect are they? : )

Kitty Scraps said...

Oh Darlene,
I was literally laughing out loud reading your comment today *smiles* I have been on a roll, amazing what a little time on my hands can do for my creative crafting mojo *smiles* Would you believe I actually have two more completed posts in drafts ready to go? Unbelieveable! *laughs* Hope you have a weekend as wonderful as you are, my friend!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Thank you for joining me on my blogiversary and leaving me a lovely comment. I am thrilled to have met you too. Glad you liked Robin Hood's Bay. I would love to take you there for real one day.
Have a great weekend. Hope your yard sale goes well.
Lindsay
x

linda said...

Your spider babies are really coming along! They look great in the hanging planters.

Now that is some rain you're having. Hopefully it will cool things down a bit for you.

Marie said...

I sure do wish we had some of your rain. It is so dry and hot here in our area of NC. Your spider plant baskets are doing really good.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Darlene,
I sure am enjoying all your beautiful photos lately...The hummingbirds were amazing and I love the photos of your storm you got there. Your spider plants look great too!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, we are finally supposed to get some rain here in Seattle!!!Whooooo Hoooo! It's a miracle!
Robin~♥

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Wow, Darlene, that amazes me. They look fabulous! So pretty and happy to get a nice drink of water. :)
Carrie

Aleta said...

Impressive! Those are very lovely spider plants. You have a green thumb!