Thursday, April 12, 2012

indoor garden









It seems the gardening obsession has spread indoors. As the days become shorter and more time is spent indoors it seems a good thing to bring a little colour inside.

A visit to the nursery, some op-shopped pots I've had hanging around, and a big bunch of hydrangeas from down the road.

Cyclamen and hydrangeas would have to be right up there in my list of very favourite flowers.

I'm not really sure what I'm doing with this potted plant business. But in order to learn how to do something you have to just dive in and give it a go sometimes don't you?

13 comments:

Nellie McCarthy said...

Your indoor plants and hydrangeas look lovely. I haven't had many indoor plants yet so I can't really help out with advice but just diving in and doing sounds good. xx

Tammi said...

This post reminds me so much of my mum and dad's house. She has a slight obsession with pot plants and has quite an array both inside and out and has the most amazing bonzai collection I have ever seen. She is quite the green thumb my mum and I miss leaving their house after a visit with pot plants of my own to take home.
Cyclamen and Hydrangeas are favourites of mine :)
x

Greer said...

You've certainly picked a great place to live - quinces, apples and now hydrangeas free for the picking! I dream of that sort of abundant foraging!

alison@thisbloominglife said...

Just don't overwater and pop the cyclamen outside on the verandah for some cold night air. They actually don't like too much warmth. When it starts to look not so good, plant it under a tree in a shaded spot in the garden. Perfect!

Christina Lowry said...

I am a killer of indoor plants! All apart from those in the second last picture - those I can keep alive. They seem to thrive on my neglect. Hydrangeas in water, I can do that. But usually I just pop them in a vase without water so that they will dry out and I will get to keep looking at them for longer. Some colours hold really well when dried. :)

alison@thisbloominglife said...

Hi Tania, it should be fine, just avoid direct frost contact. Alternatively, tuck it behind a curtain and/or next to a window at night for some cool air whilst you have the fire going. Alison

flutterbymama said...

how beautiful!

Christine said...

This reminds me of my nana..she always had the sweetest little pot plants in her tiny flat - mostly African violets.. which I have never managed to keep alive more than 3 weeks! I wish our house captured more natural light, pot plants do not do well inside our home.

With winter coming, maybe some sprouts for the kitchen could be fun too? I was just thinking today that I should pull down our sprouting jar for speedy winter harvest satsifaction. ;) Lovely hydrangeas too, btw!

humble habit said...

Looks great, at the moment I am a bit obsessed with succulents, they are so easy. I love how you just cut of a section and pot it, done and it lives. Keep going I say.

Shanda said...

Very pretty. Houseplants add so much to the home...and actually make for better air quality, too. Loved the pictures.

suzy hausfrau said...
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suzy hausfrau said...

same, same - cyclamen and hydrangea, stunning. http://suzyhausfrau.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/i-think-that-humble-old-cyclamen-is-one.html.
My cyclamen is waking from its summer siesta. Cyclamen like cold nights so put them outside to sleep. That book looks amazing, can't see the author tho???

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