I have been a bit silent here but have enjoyed a much-needed break. It gave my soul time to notice more of the small things - like this mushroom my coffee table plant grew recently.
And look - today there were three of them! Not a surprise considering our damp Pacific Northwest weather that obviously affects the indoors as well. I think they are quite cute and wish they would stay in the plant indefinitely : )
I am pretty comfortable with outdoor gardening and but indoor gardening has never been my strong suit. In fact, this cement planter has the kind I grew best - artificial ha! But I love plants and have been determined to find ones that grow well in our home. I figure the inexpensive ones cost no more than a cheap bouquet of flowers and bring me every bit as much joy.
This jade plant has been a pretty happy camper near the kitchen sink for about 6 months now. So far, so good!
I purchased two of these tiny tea cups from World Market but they are pretty hot to hold on to when filled with boiling tea. So, I decided to fill this one with a tiny plant on our dining table (more on the new table to come soon.)
This plant (I do not know what it is as it had no ID tag when we purchased it from Lowe's) has been doing well in the living room and I love the Bonsai feel to it as well as the wood look of the ceramic planter. The metal tea light holder looks pretty beside it when lit.
This plant remains in it's original plastic pot (with something in the bottom to catch water) slightly hidden by the basket. It doesn't get much light here so I have held off potting it. Just when I think it may be on it's last leg it pulls through so we shall see. My dream plant to go in this spot would be a fiddle (and very fickle!) leaf fig. They look so lovely in all the photos online and in magazines but much too expensive for me to try my hand at and a very poor location with not great light. Oh well...
This guy (or gal) had been doing VERY good until the past month when she (yep, I think this curvy one is definitely a she) decided to start dropping some leaves. From what I read online changes in temperature can cause a ficus to drop leaves and we had a pretty cold snap (with cooler temps inside as well to keep the electric bill down a bit). Apparently she doesn't like the cooler indoor temps. We have warmed back up but as you can see there is a leaf on the table in the picture and I found three more today.
What would the Pacific Northwest be without moss. Although it grows in places where we have to scrape it off (like driveways and walkways) I love it in shady corners, below trees and this week I brought home an indoor variety that hopefully will like our indoor humidity. It is such a lush color and already a favorite of the hubby's.
Do you all grow indoor plants? Do you have suggestions for easy to grow varieties? I am open to all your suggestions and growing advice as I am determined to change my brown indoor growing thumb to at least a light green shade : )
Tags: In the garden