What is a Winter Housebound Gardener to Do?

Discussion in 'Houseplants' started by Cayuga Morning, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    As the wind blows & the snow mounts up outside (we are due for a nor'easter Monday-Tuesday), frustrated gardener that I am, I start fiddling around with my indoor plants. Yes. Re-potting, pruning, dividing, moving them around. I don't know if they are happy with all the attention or are just rolling their eyes.

    Here are 2 photos of my indoor plants.

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    Plant compostion: Clivias, poinsettias, ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Kind of hard to see, but this 'compostion' clearly needs help. ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )

    Do you think these guys are rolling their eyes at me? Awaiting the onslaught?
     
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    They may be rolling their eyes about being disturbed during their winter downtime but they are also looking at each other and their own reflections in the windows and are very pleased with how spiffy they look and comfy their new pots and locations are. They are happy plants for sure.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    I'm sure they were happy to get the special attention. They sure look nice and healthy.
     
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    I know for sure they are glad that they are not outside up to
    there with snow. Glad you are keeping busy.
     
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  6. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Thanks Toni, Cheryl & cuatro-gatos. Trapped indoors, I need to let out my gardening energies somewhere!

    Maybe next weekend I will attack the plants in the 2nd photo. The arrangement needs something. My husband's bike doesn't help the arrangement.....although maybe I could do something interesting with ivy around the handlebars?! He would die of apoplexy!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Strap a rectangular planter to that platform behind the seat and plant a fern in it, ivy might get caught up in the spokes but the fern or some other tall plant would sit up straight and pretty.

    Some bright Cyclamen would cheer up that 2nd area...if there are any at the garden center.
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Everything looks cheery enough.

    The poor things have to look out those windows to be scared to death that the next step is out the door if they don't do something right.....
     
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    DirtisCool! New Seed

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    I tend to go a little stir crazy in the winter. Planting an amaryllis or forcing some bulbs keeps me a little busy. But when it's gets closer to spring, I will be looking forward to germinating some seeds for the garden.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I liked seeing your house plants.
    It is a good diversion while you can't garden outside.

    Of course they're not rolling their eyes....they're looking forward to your attentions. hahaha. They ain't crazy.

    You were thinking that they were like a school kid on the playground when his mum comes to school to bring his lunch and then gives him a big kiss and a hug in front of all the rest of his mates.hahaha....
    Yeah, been there.
    Of course I was secretly happy that my mum cared.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Hi Dirtiscool, Welcome to Gardenstew! I look forward to hearing about your seed sprouting efforts, as spring gets closer. What part of the world are you in?
     
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