Nicki’s Indoor Garden – FineGardening
At this time’s pictures are of Nicki Snoblin in Lake Bluff, Illinois.
Since there’s not a lot happening on the market proper now, I assumed I might share some inside pictures.
To keep away from winter blahs, I wish to have as a lot coloration and selection in my houseplants as potential. Cats are number one in our family (after people), so I’ve to watch out with plant placement to maintain the crops and cats secure. I’ve plastic bookshelves in entrance of the few sunny home windows in my home; they are not fancy, however they get the job completed.
I often have African Violets (Streptocarpus ionanthus) blooming within the winter, and for the previous couple of years I have been fortunate sufficient to have orchids blooming too.
This yellow orchid is Blc. Hsining Sunbeam ‘#15’.
And here’s a purple moth orchid (Phalaenopsis hybrid).
For Christmas this 12 months, I had a fantastic shiny poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) together with some christmas cacti (Schlumbergera × Buckleyi) in flower.
Christmas cactus flower close-up
I planted some spider crops (Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’, Zones 8–11) in pots exterior final summer time, and so they have been doing so nicely that I could not bear to do away with them within the fall, in order that they got here. I discovered different properties for a few of them, and the remainder are on a excessive shelf. I positioned a mirror behind them in hopes that the mirrored mild would forestall the again from dying. Within the spring I’ll plant the “infants” in my outside pots.
In one other window I’ve some crops which have come indoors for the winter.
Um, um oxalis (Oxalis triangularis, Zones 7–11), flowered throughout the summer time outside, however now the leaves have turned mottled. Any concept what might be inflicting this? Attention-grabbing reality: I’ve had this oxalis plant for 50 years, ever since my faculty botany professor gave me some seedlings. For the reason that plant periodically dies after which rejuvenates itself, the unique shoots are most likely lengthy gone, however I nonetheless take into account it the identical plant.
Lastly, I hibernate a number of crinum lilies (Crinum asiaticum) and amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrids) annually. I are inclined to pressure amaryllis, however this 12 months I made a decision to attempt to maintain them at room temperature all winter and can plant them exterior within the spring to see in the event that they bloom. Want me luck!
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