Sunday, November 17, 2019

'Silver Glory' String of Hearts

'Silver Glory' - credit web image
‘Silver Glory’

            Who knew?

            I had a reader ask how many kinds of String of Hearts there are?  At the time, I thought it was one and only, Ceropegia woodii, String of Hearts.

            Then a sister plant showed up ---- Ceropegia linearis woodii ---- now called ‘Heartless’ String of Daggers.  The demand for this is endless.

            Luckily, the internet allows new ideas and pictures to flow around the world instantly.  I looked at the right time and found ‘Silver Glory’ String of Hearts.  The heart shaped leaves are solid silver on the outside giving a distinctive look ---- different from the traditional green and silver.

            Assuming that ‘Silver Glory’ will be stable in propagation, this will be a winner.

Monday, November 11, 2019

String of Daggers - The newest Strings of Things

'Heartless'  - top

String of Daggers

            Common plant names add to the hobby world of plants.

            We found Ceropegia linearis woodii and knew that it looked ‘Heartless’

            Continuing logically, my customer, Kaity, sees the sharply pointed leaves as looking like small knives.  She proposes the name – ‘String of Daggers’.

            I’m with Kaity.  Our ‘Heartless’ String of Hearts’ should be called ‘String of Daggers.

Non-disclaimer:  You first learned about the ‘Heartless’ saga of ‘String of Daggers’ here at Gary’s Specialty Plants, today.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Billionaires are not harming me., O. T.

Is this a great country or what?

Billionaires are not harming me.

            I don’t watch any TV news, but I read a lot of internet headline news.

            It seems that politicians and some social manipulators believe that billionaires have an unfair advantage over everyone.  If Jeff’s or Bill’s or Warren’s stock goes up or down, it doesn’t affect me in any way.  They did not take anything from me to make their fortune.

            It is not a zero-sum game.  Billionaires can make or lose their own money same as you or me.  If you and I don’t have excess money, it’s our own fault, not theirs.

            If government taxes would take half or all of billionaires’ money, it would not benefit me in any way. So why are politicians trying to convince everyone it’s a good idea?

            Financial inequality drives the U. S. economy.  If you need more money, try to figure out how to get it.  Create a product or service that people with the money will pay for.

            Billionaires are not preventing anyone from succeeding.