My October 'Plant of the Month'
Calyx & Corolla don't send me catalogs anymore. That's good for the environment, bad for the soul. They probably figured out that I never buy anything. Though, on dull, grey mornings (like this one) I could entertain myself for hours, drooling over their lovely potted plants and bouquets.
Calyx gave me the bright idea of creating my very own 'Flower of the Month Club.' I imagine they gave the local supermarkets that big idea, too. In winter, I pick up a colorful flowering plant every month while I'm grocery shopping. (In fact, I've gotten to the point where if plants don't flower, they're not allowed in my window.) Cut flowers last a couple of days. Potted flowering plants can provide a full month of cheerful blooms. If you're kind to your Kalanchoes, they'll rebloom several times a year. Give it a try!
* Kalanchoes like dry soil. I picked orange for October, but they come in many colors. Deadhead for repeat blooms. Most nurseries say indirect light ~ mine prefer a warm, sunny window.
** Calyx is expensive but worth every penny. Check out their Pomegranate Bonsai. I might have to dust off the Mastercard for that one...