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House plants…

person holding green plant in white pot

It’s good to have house plants.  They aren’t just beautiful, they work hard cleaning the air, protecting us for all kinds of things.  Some survive, even when they are slightly neglected, others are more delicate…but all of them add to our living space and our lives.  Plants, books, cats…make a house a home…oh, dogs too, of course.

Photo:  Severin Candrian

I like to change the stuff on my kitchen table around…so this is the new look…second photo is on the dish cabinet…I went rustic and used old crates and old tools. The flower pots came from the coolest garden shop in Chicago…”city escape.” And picture three…a few more of my kitchen plants.

Some of my plants are blooming at the moment…there are a couple more but I think they’re all happy the sun’s out. (3 pictures)

The poinsettia is about 30 years old and keeps blooming all the time.


Girl, Cat, Flower, Fairy Tale, Painting

if you treat things with
and water them
be careful how you treat others
people aren’t that different from
without love and care
we can also
if you
at a plant
if you refuse
to water it
it will be
and unable to
the same thing
happens to
so if you don’t like
or if someone is
to you
away from
that person
or growth
will be
not at all

Picture:  Pixabay

Our weather has been FANTASTIC…

Debbie saw this dandelion yesterday.  It probably thinks it’s spring.  It was 60 degrees.  People were everywhere and one guy was in shorts and a tank top.  It’s was December 26th and 60 degrees. Amazing and wonderful.  By the way, I love dandelions.  This one looks so lovely. They’re tough little flowers and can grow almost anywhere…I like that about them.


While many plants are dying off, this one is still going strong…it’s enormous and amazing.

The plant that ate pretty much everything…

I can’t remember the name of this plant but it had chocolate in it, so…well, that’s why I bought it.  I had no idea how GIGANTIC it would become (I don’t read the little sticks that are stuck in the soil).  So,  I planted it with other plants and the other plants were eaten by the chocolate plant that GREW to epic proportions.  Poor things.  My friend bought the same plant and it covered her ENTIRE round picnic table and is hanging over the edges.   It’s beautiful and I love it but next time, I might read the little sticks.


Ferns to be…a wee nursery for fern babies…


I made these and they were printed in a magazine. Using regular paper lunch bags they are a great way to bring a gift plant to someone. Just roll down the top and rubber stamp the name of the plant on the bag. I made them for Ivy, etc. Just using the one right now. :)


Is this poison ivy? Three leaves?

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