It’s that time of year when I have to bring all of my indoor plants inside. Some of the nights are dropping down into the 40’s, and that’s a little risky for some of these plants. Most of them land here, at the bay window of my kitchen eating area. I get good sun all winter in this spot, and they do pretty well considering my house gets dried out by the furnace heat. We have a humidifier on the furnace, but it doesn’t seem to help much. In my neck of the woods, we just never know what kind of temperatures we’re going to have. Today we’re having a high of 80 degrees, but tonight it’s dropping down into the 40’s. Do you like my botanicals? I just printed them off from The Graphics Fairy. She has some of the best prints I’ve seen.
I’ve had this baker’s rack for years. I could use a wider one. This one fit perfect in my old house. But I think I’ve figured out enough ways to get more plants in the area anyway. The spider plant is hanging on a vintage bird cage stand. I sanded it and spray painted it gold. I think it works great as a plant stand. I’m not the best house plant keeper. I’m a little neglectful, but my secret is buying plants that are hard to kill.
I’ve put this window area together slowly over the past couple of years. I wanted color, and I think I’ve gotten it. I have a hodge podge of everything here – vintage and contemporary. Even the pots are a hodge podge mix. But it’s a happy look to me. I just pretend it’s the popular Boho look. The fan works, and so does the radio, which keeps me company when I’m cooking and doing dishes.
I bought the Norfolk Island Pine last Christmas at Walmart for only a few dollars. I didn’t expect it to live, and I couldn’t bring myself to let it die, so here it is. It’s even grown some. I read online that it can get to six feet tall inside. If it doesn’t die on it’s own, it will have to go in the trash when it gets too big. I can’t fit a monster tree in my house. It can’t survive outdoors in the plant zone that I live in. I’ll be sorry to kill it, but what else can I do? But it will be years, so I don’t have to worry about it for now.
Me and hubs took a 2 mile stroll on a nearby public path today. We ran into a much older couple from our church. They started after us, and finished before us. Uh-oh. That was a big time wake-up call. We’re in bad shape! We don’t have weight issues, so it must be lazy issues. We’re now committed to walking regularly and hopefully get to the point where we can do some serious hiking.
Do you have a favorite spot in your house for plants?
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