Saturday, 28 April 2007

Indoor Garden.............

The weather this week hasn't been too good, so I have been unable to get out into the garden much. Luckily I have some houseplants so I am able to enjoy greenery inside.

photographs copyright 2007 Click on photos to enlarge

Here's my Aspidistra. It started life as two leaves from my MIL's plant. I remember my grandmother having a huge Aspidistra on show in her parlour window. In fact, in those days, everyone had an Aspidistra on show. Apparently it is native to China - I wonder how it got here?

My rubber plant (ficus elastica) also started off as a cutting from a friend, just a bit of a twig and a couple of leaves. Look at it now.

I bought this bamboo from the local market. Last year one or two of them went yellow so I cut them back and hey presto they're growing again.

I also have some 'lucky bamboo' which sits on my coffee table. I'm not sure it's lucky, I haven't won the lottery yet, but it looks pretty don't you think?

I'm not sure what this is. My SIL gave me a cutting from her plant which she calls a 'money plant'. Again it's not brought me any lottery wins!

This is my much diminished Aloe Vera, I repotted it recently as it had taken over the kitchen. This started off as a small plant given to me by a friend. I have now populated the neighbourhood with it's babies.

The larger plant is an Amaryllis, a present from a neighbour. I am waiting for the leaves to turn yellow so I can cut it back and save the bulb for next year.

My latest addition a little pot of Gerbera, my favourite flower.
Oh, and I always have some cut flowers in a vase.
If I can't get out I can still be surrounded by nature!

My knee
Saturday 28th April
Getting better all the time, but it's a slow process.


It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Thanks for stopping by today!! My photo hunt hopefully fit well today with our word RARE...nice to know that you have been married a long time too. I love knowing that we have survived this long. It is not something that happens anymore. I still love my husband as much as I did all those years ago...Sandy

Bankerchick said...

What great healthy plants, I don't do well with house plants. Mr Bankerchick will keep them watered now so they aren't purposely murdered, they just don't thrive on neglect.

Linda said...

You have some gorgeous looking houseplants - very nice indeed!

Cream said...

Wow, I love your "Lucky Bamboo"!

"Early Bird" said...

I enjoyed seeing your indoor plants...I've never had any luck with them though!

Autumn said...

I love the plants. I don't have much of a green thumb, but do manage to keep a few things alive. I have the aloe, and lucky bamboo. Also I have what you are calling your money plant. That is actually a Jade plant, and you should put it in the southeast corner of your home for prosperity.

Diana Joy said...

Hi My Friend!
Thank you soooo much for stopping by:)
I love your plants! You are not going to believe this....
I have no plants in my house. I have a cat who eats them! I have tried everything to keep her from attacking the plants.....but, even if she grandbaby is drawn to them :)
I am praying that your knee heals soon....
Stay strong my friend ;)
Diana Joy

lettuce said...

lovely aspidistra. Did you know they're very expensive, and sold by the number of leaves?

i have a very big money tree too, (aka jade plant, aka crassula (i think)). Mine goes out in the garden for the summer, seems to like it. It never flowers tho... some do.

Yes, i like the bamboo too.

lettuce said...

(glad the knee is doing ok)

Akelamalu said...

It's quite an achievement these days to be together for so long. :

Akelamalu said...

Haha 'thrive on neglect' that's a good one.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Linda. :)

Akelamalu said...

If you have a Morrisons nearby check it out, that's where I got my Lucky Bamboo.

Akelamalu said...

Early Bird
I have seen a few houseplants off in my time too.

Akelamalu said...

That's interesting about the Jade plant, I'm not sure if it's in the South East corner at the moment, I'll check with MWM.

Akelamalu said...

Diana Joy
Welcome back I've missed you.

We used to have a budgie which ate a whole Cheese Plant! He also like to sit on your head and eat your hair. I often wondered if I was feeding him enough!

Akelamalu said...

Oh I wonder how much my Aspidistra is worth - I'll count the leaves later!

CG said...

What lovely plants, i've always an aspidistra :)

Pearls of Wisdom said...

What beautiful plants. I hope your bamboo bring you much luck, and prosperity :)


Akelamalu said...

CG and Angel
Thank you both!

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