Thursday, October 07, 2010

feed me

Feed me

The theme in our garden is aloes with other water saving plants to keep it interesting. 
Maybe "water wise gardening" fits the theme better. Any succulent and drought resistant plants which do not harm my aloes are welcome.
Strolling through the garden a few days ago, this scene triggered a memory.
Take a second look.
That was very long ago I know -  but does "feed me !!!!" ring a bell ?
The weird plant in "Little shop of horrors" ...   A very old rock musical (but the kids still enjoy to see it.)
This plant is so realistic to the plant in the musical that I could hear it say - "Feed me !!"
While taking this photo I had a strange feeling it might snap at my finger.
Now serious.    This is a very easy water-wise plant that can grow well over a meter high.  The hairy leaves are soft with a velvet touch.
It was cultivated from Kalanchoe beharensis  from Madagascar.!
  aha ... I knew it.  I would expect something like that from Madagascar.


Vireya said...

You were very brave putting your finger so close to its mouth! :)

Julie said...

Oh hi Eurica! What a funny and great post! I had never seen that movie, and I asked my husband if he remembered that plant that said "feed me" and he did!!! I will have to see it now! The Kalanchoe is very you have others in your landscape??? I just recieved a K. Gastonis-bonnieri (Donkey Ears) plant from a fellow is really nice too! I am a sort of Kalanchoe lover (of all sorts)! See you around!!!

ericat said...

Hi there,
I visited you blog Vireya and your patchwork is lovely. Like in beautiful. What a rewarding way to come together and make such beautiful things.

ericat said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks. That got me to your site again. Time flies. I liked that glorioses lily! would make a very nice pal for feed-me. Loved the sweet photo of the two pals on the bed. mannnn kiss them for me.