Insided that is. web-flowers-026

I bought myself a bouquet of alstroemeria at the grocery store.walostromer

 Fresh flowers always perk up the bleakness of winter. 

 My Christmas Cactus started blooming again.web-flowers-015 

 Works for me.  

My miniature rose is still blooming although some of the flowers are ready to drop.  web-flowers-004

 I have to buy a Cyclamen every January because I get so used to all that Christmas color and after you put it all away~ a Cyclamen brings color back in to the house. They always feel like an after christmas pick me up.web-flowers-027

  And who can’t use that?



“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”
-  Anne Bradstreet


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Since I have virtually nothing to show from my outdoor garden, it’s back to the indoor plants to see what’s shaking. I brought my mandevilla in from the cold and it is doing great!  In fact, these are all plants that I had outside for the summertime.web-houseplants-008

    This guy was in my son’s room, needless to say it went by the wayside, neglected and looking for love.  I took it outside in early August and cut off every brown tattered leaf on it.  It was pretty much a stub of a plant.  Within a few weeks it started all these beautiful shiny leaves and was thriving once again. web-houseplants-010

 This spider plant lived all summer out on my front porch, I took it in a few weeks ago and it seems much happier inside than it was outside.    web-web-houseplants-017

Last but not least is my hibiscus that made me so thrilled when it bloomed all summer long planted in my garden.  I put it in a pot, brought it inside when the weather got cold and it immediately turned brown and dropped every leaf.  I was sure it was doomed.  I cut off every branch and now it has sprouted all new leaves as you can see. web-houseplants-003

 So far so good with the plants I moved inside. web-ff-003


Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul.  ~Linda Solegato

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First, a few houseplants, web-y-002web-ff-005web-y-012



Then some Halloween fun! 








Can you see the resemblance?



The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.  ~e.e. cummings

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