Saturday, January 14, 2012

My Indoor Gardens

Its been a very mild Fall and Winter here so far, so I haven't really had a reason to get Spring Fever yet.... but I've been looking at my flower beds wistfully lately, planning out what I might do in the spring and summer this year. Most of the plans include beautiful flowers, but low maintenance!

I have too many plants that have to come inside during the winter. Just because my aloe plants have a zillion babies each summer doesn't mean I have to save them all! But, I can't stand to throw them out and I don't have enough plant-loving friends to take them off my hands!

In the sewing room:

And at my office I've become the plant doctor for plants that get sick. You know how you get a plant as a gift and you leave it at the office where it gets scanty light and water? Well it happens all the time at my office. I can't stand to see the plants just thrown out, so home with me they come to get well.

And a Spring resolution that I've made: I must NOT go to the clearance rack at Lowes because I see too many plants that are only $1.00, but have so much potential!


Denise said...

I love your hospital greenhouse, you certainly have a greenthumb.

Impera_Magna said...

You're doing a good thing with the plants... and improving the air in your home as well! Beautiful poinsettia!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
Now I have spring fever. I am ready to get outside and work in my plants.You have a true green thumb. Do you do anything special?

Auntie M said...

Hey, I will be happy to take an aloe or two off your hands!!! You are truly a wonderful plant doctor.

Lyn said...

I love aloe, if only I lived closer. :) Yes, you are amazing with plants. My gardening skills can hardly compare, lol. You must have the magic touch!

Debbie J said...

Lyn, my skills aren't that great. I just put the plants where they get plenty of light as compared to the office which is very dark, especially all weekend. If you lived closer I would bombard you with aloe plants. :o)

Pen Pen said...

Wow, you have a green thumb! I can start them and take good care of them while they are outside.... then I almost always forget them and they freeze. Seems I start over every year.

Donna Becker said...

I'm with you, Debbie -- plants, dogs, cats, fish -- if it needs to be rescued, I'm there!
I'd love to have all your sunny windows, but then I'd need a machete to get from room to room! LOL!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

ooh pretty and love those benches!