Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shamrock Plant and Pink Thermos

Did you know there are at least two types of Everblooming Shamrock plants? I found that out yesterday when my friend told me she was bringing me a late birthday present (my birthday is January 8th, same as Elvis Presley's). She misplaced my birthday card and never found it. Instead, she said she was giving me a plant - a plant like a gorgeous one that she has and that I love. It's an Everblooming Shamrock. She found some more that have a different color leaf and flower. Her plant has white flowers and green under the leaf. If you're not familiar with the Shamrock plant, the leaf closes in the evening and opens up during the day. When it closes, you see the bottom of the leaf. This other Shamrock that my friend found has purple underneath the leaves, and the flowers are light lavender. This morning I got my gorgeous Everblooming Shamrock plant - the one with the purple leaf and lavender flower. Isn't she pretty?

A close up so you can see the pretty leaves.

Here she is with the pink thermos gift Mr. Fun gave me once and with my little green case. All three items are lovelies on my desk. Yes, and they all have green for St. Patty's Day.

A very close close up. Get a real good look at those dainty leaves. Don't they look like butterflies?
Shamrock in Afternoon - see how the leaves have perked up?

And I just love this frilly thermos. It keeps my coffee hot, just the way I like it!!

 Happy St. Patrick's Day, my blogging friends! Have a fun day!
 I'm joining up with Treasures and Trinkets Linky Party.
I'm linking up to Pink Saturday with my frilly-looking pink thermos. 


Donnie said...

I didn't know that about shamrocks. Your pink thermos is too cute. Happy St Patrick's Day.

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks for linking your lovely birthday presents to my linky party..I had never seen a Shamrock plant before! How fun! I love plants that do tricks! lol (you know, like the venus fly trap...except your plant is SO much prettier!) :-)
Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Char said...

I have a shamrock plant with white flowers and bright green leaves. My husband brought me home a new shamrock plant with the dark leaves and pink flowers. I was so excited, Char

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Didn't know there was a shamrock plant. How fun!

Annette said...

Your thermos is really cute!!! I didn't know anything about shamrock plants - very interesting! I am a new follower. I'll be visiting often.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

What wonderful presents ! thanks for sharing with us and happy pink Saturday.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love your pink thermos.

Last Monday I did a tutorial on a pink party favor which you might enjoy. I am now organizing a Spring altered matchbook swap if you are interested.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Do I see a tint of pink on your Shamrock? It's very pretty!

~ Gabriela ~

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely shamrock and sooo much information. Thanks for sharing and hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.

Lynn said...

Had no clue about shamrocks. Did see them in the stores this week with pretty delicate blossoms, but that is my extent of knowledge on shamrocks. Have no Irish in me at all, my hubby is 100% German, lol but I do know I love the pink thermos. Happy PS

Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty plant like the pink on the leaves