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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Plants in Terracotta pots

'We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.'
— Lao Tzu

I just love terracotta pots; love planting in them, love sketching them and just love collecting them!

This Angelwing Begonia seedling standing on my bathroom window sill looked so brave, proudly displaying its three new leaves, I just had to capture it. I started this plant from a cutting, one leaf, from another Begonia plant.

A Geranium I had on my window sill before trans-planting him into the garden. (Why do I think of it as a “him”? Maybe because he’s such a robust fellow…) It was just starting to flower, the tiny buds soon to be the well-known red geranium flowers.

Bunny Ears cacti originated in the wild (North and Central Mexico) and are popular garden and house plants here in South Africa. I bought my Bunny Ears two summers ago and after a nice rest this past winter, it is now showing lots of new ‘ears’. I’m just wondering if I will have any flowers while it is in a pot…



  1. I so enjoy all of your paintings and comments about your country and experiences! As for bunny ears cactus, my experience has been that cactus bloom best once they get a bit "pot bound". That's to say that their roots get to be a bit crowded. Not all cactus' are like that, but many are.

    1. Thank you very much Nancy! Well, my Bunny Ears seems very happy in his pot, so that's where he will stay. Thanks for your lovely comment!


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