As long as I'm being nostalgic this week, I thought I'd share one of my Oregonian favorites. I love shamrocks! My grandma always had African Violets and Shamrocks in the kitchen. They're so cheerful and lively- yes, lively!
The leaves open and close with sunlight and the stems droop as soon as the soil is dry only to practically spring back to life with a little drink of water. The leaves are always seeking the brightest light so the stems literally turn towards the light if your twist the planter a little.
Properly named, Oxalis, you can find several types of shamrocks, including my favorite Oxalis Tiangularis- with purple leaves- and learn how to care for them (it's really easy) at Easy To Grow Bulbs andÂ Willow Creek Gardens.
I grew mine from bulbs, but you can find them in darling planters. A perfect "cheer up!" gift for any friend.