It happened... that sad feeling something is missing in my heart.
The garden.... I miss green. Really miss green.
And blooms, and being outside.
I am a summer girl... and it is a long way off.
Making plans, and yes... wishing the weeks away.
I do this every year.
Buy a few more HOUSEPLANTS!
I have grown houseplants even longer than I have been gardening.
I always have to be surrounded with something green.
This week I added these two in the vintage bowls.
Is there anything better than living plants in decor?
My Christmas cactus is blooming again too.
Love the pink blooms. I have two of these that are very old.
This umbrella plant is growing quickly, it is happy in the sleigh.
The little jade is starting to look like a tree.
It has taken off in the little metal bucket.
I root things all year and make new starts.
Free plants are a good thing.
I love using my inexpensive creamware with plants.
A bit of burlap is a nice accent with lace of course!
I switch them out from spring to fall to the holidays.
It's a good thing I have a basement for all my junk.
Yes, for the most part they all are.
I got rid of the majority of my greenery last year.
They do not always look perfect.
But it is an experiment of sorts.
I have excellent light in this home and that helps.
Most likely I kill plants by drowning.
One way I have tried to fix that is to water every two weeks.
I go by pay-days to make it easy.... every other Friday.
I also try to mist them to keep the dust off the leaves.
Just once a month or so, to keep them looking good.
For that two things might need to be done.
Sometimes they need a major cut back....
or they might need new soil.
So in the Spring when it is warmer I take them outside and scatter the old soil
into my garden and give them all new dirt.
I also use plant fertilizer stakes once a year.
And occasionally I use a liquid compost tea if they really look poor.
But mostly just good sun and a bit of love.
So if something looks like it is dying, try to do a few starts if you can.
But it may be best to just get a new plant.
Lets face it... I am a gardener 365 days a year!
Thanks for visiting.....Brooke
Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. Brooke has started doing freelance photography work, contact her for your business or family photography needs. She also provides social media training and services including graphic design work for other websites and area businesses.
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