Friday, March 5, 2010

Tagged. Twice.

Both Christie of The Blooming Wildflowers Project and Tricia of Carried Away have tagged me in a blog photo game.

The rules of the tag are this:
1. Go to your first photo file.
2. Scroll to the 10th photo.
3. Post the photo and story behind it.
4. Tag 5 or more people.

Since I had two tags at the same time, I decided to post the 10th & 11th photos. Above is the 10th photo. It was taken about 3 years ago, maybe 4. It is a trailing african violet which I purchased from The Violet Barn, the first year they exhibited at the Hartford, Connecticut Spring Garden Expo. The variety is named Chantaspring. I really love trailers, especially the miniature varieties. Those who grow them for show, will prune and trim them, keeping all leaves at the same height, dense without showing any soil, and training them to grow in a circle. I let them ramble and trail any which way. If you want to learn more about them or just enjoy photos of amazingly grown trailers click this link.

The 11th photo was taken at the same time. It is another more traditional african violet in full bloom.

I'm adding this 3rd photo to show how my little trailer looks today. It just had a few blossoms, and is getting ready to bloom a bit more. It is always blooming. Check out the new crown that has begun growing left of the cat figurine.

I'm tagging:
Scrivener's Retreat
***Island Dream Life***
Howlin Hounds
Magenta Rivers
Dream Dog Paintings-On the Easel