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This photo was taken on August 7, 2020 at 2:20 PM.


The location was in the kitchen of my home in Beltsville, Maryland.


The "Take it!" came as a follow up to a recent photo placed on the site regarding my trimming corn plants. The follow up comments included a note from one individual who has had difficulty in growing indoor house plants.


The photo featured is that of a "Cast Iron Plant." I kid you not! This was the recommendation of a local nursery when I did my initial shopping for house plants after having made my move from Bethesda to Beltsville, Maryland. I had stated I wanted something that was hearty and could survive my history of not having plants fare that well, with me as their custodian.


The recommendation of this plant was instant - lol. I was told it could hold up well with one watering per week. The other Corn Plants need to be watered twice a week. The frequency of watering must be maintained in order to keep them all happy. So far - so good.


The green plants seem to add life to the interesting and/or cheerful photographs I have on the walls in the house.


The modest plan is someday open a mini gallery in my living room to display: Photographs, Products, and some of my more interesting personal Collectables. I am thinking of having by invitation, showings, and will serve Starbucks Frappuccino's or fruit juices along with cup cakes from a special bakery. The maximum number of guests will be three. That number, plus me as the narrator, I hope will give everyone an interactive hour and one half presentation* on select Sunday afternoons.


Life can offer us an opportunity for a diary entry every day. I appreciate the chance to share some of my views and experiences with each of you.


Wishing you my very best,




*Yes - there will be humor and hopefully lots of laughs included.

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    MHampy (Tuesday, 16 August 2022 16:25)

    We call them bar-room plants here.

  • #2

    Jim (Tuesday, 16 August 2022 16:29)

    Looks like its got some bleached tips. That's what guys used to do when I was a kid. They'd spike their hair and bleach just the tips.

  • #3

    MHampy (Tuesday, 16 August 2022 16:31)

    My daughter said "that's not a metal plant!"

  • #4

    SF1967 (Tuesday, 16 August 2022 16:32)

    You gonna hit that one with the ceiling fan trimmer too? lol

  • #5

    GpaJake (Tuesday, 16 August 2022 16:33)

    See the tip of that leaf that is brown? Anything I plant is entirely that color within a month ha ha.

  • #6

    Gabe (Tuesday, 16 August 2022 16:34)

    Wow between this plant and the other one you have a jungle going in your house.

  • #7

    Bruce Gamble (Tuesday, 16 August 2022 16:46)

    Thank you to everyone for your comments. As mentioned - I am not the best when it comes to house plants - thus have some leaf tip trimming days about twice a year. I will do my best to have them all looking as good as they can - when we have an open house.

    Wishing everyone my very best as this summer moves into its final days.