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*Ooooooh! Update, part 3*

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I present Odell in all his full-grown glory:

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Isn’t he beautiful? You have to get to PlantPets and get one!!

Thanks again, Bruce & team!!!

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*Oooooh! update, part 2*

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Bruce Liebknecht and his awesome team at PlantPets are so sweet – as thanks for my blog post about their line of interactive plants, they let me have my choice of an updated, brand-new-and-improved PlantPet! With all the hustle and bustle of the new club, I didn’t even have a chance to rez it until last night. It’s a Delft Blue Hibiscus (or was it a Hyacinth? damn, I’m awful with plants) – and it’s gorgeous when it’s full grown. I am keeping it paused when I’m not able to stand right there by it, since I can’t stand the heartbreak πŸ˜‰ – so I upped it to Super Fast growth speed. I only had about 10 minutes to let it grow last night, and here’s how far we’ve come:

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The shading on the leaves is beautiful. As with all PlantPets, you can give a name to your plant — so meet Odell. I’ll update as he sprouts (heh) – I did want to point out the container, though. Very nice texturing.

Β Thanks so much to Bruce and team!!!

*Ooooh!* update

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Just a quick update on Otis – he’s coming along very nicely. I learned quickly that I should pause growth before I log off SL – otherwise, he slowly drains his water, then sends me an offline IM to let me know he is not happy! The guilt was too much to bear. πŸ™‚ But look how pretty he is!!!

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Pick up your own at PlantPets!

*Ooooh!*

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Ok – this is awesome. I saw the ad for PlantPets on lindenlifestyles.com (where Second Spaces is also currently advertised – yay!) I absolutely love this concept — plants that grow, and with which you can interact. Genius. Bruce Liebknecht is the mastermind, and I love love love the shop! So cute.

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There are a variety of roses, asters, calla lilies, hyacinths, whatever-the-plural-of-hibiscus-is (hibscuses? hibiscusii? hibiscu?), and you can purchase gift copies, too. These would be excellent housewarming gifts, by the way. The plants come potted, and Bruce also sells pots individually, or you can re-pot your plant in your own container. The options are so fun:

  • you can set it so friends can water your plant for you (handy)
  • you can check the water level, the development, the health, and the happiness of your plant πŸ™‚
  • you can turn on IMs from the plant – it will IM you every 12 hours if it’s unhappy (awww 😦 )
  • you can turn on particles for when the plant is happy πŸ™‚
  • you can set the speed of growth, or pause it completely

So, I had to buy one and check it out. πŸ™‚ I picked up the Eleusis Roseus – which I renamed to Otis, for no specific reason other than because I could. I set it up in the house, then sat on the couch and worked on the club schedule for next week — saw some pretty significant results over about 30-45 minutes.

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See the happy particles? And finally, I sit back and enjoy the bloom. I paused the growth after this part because I had to leave, and I don’t want to miss any of it!

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I’ll have to post updated pics as Otis continues to grow — it’s like having a puppy. πŸ™‚ Check out PlantPets here – so fun!