When we first moved in to our apartment we brought our plant collection we had individually started. Our sad beginnings included: 5 red Pier1 vases with struggling vines of Golden Pothos Ivy, a dying aloe plant and last year’s recovering Poinsettia. We have slowly grown our collection to include:
Golden Pothos Ivy- We’ve successfully transplanted these into two beautiful vases with 2′ cedar trellis and the ivy is climbing gloriously (pictures to come!)
Poinsettia- This once dying plant has been resurrected to the point of needing split into two pots! We researched and discovered that in order for poinsettia’s to turn colors they need absolute darkness for a minimum of 8 hours every night. Therefore we only have 4 leaves turning red.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce- Before Christmas we bought two 3′ spruce trees in pots. Our trees were placed on either side of our large living room window and decorated for Christmas. They turned out beautiful!
We have grown other plants well we figured trees would be a similar endeavor. What a learning experience this has been! Our trees turned into Charlie Brown’s trees and needles were falling off if someone in the other room sneezed! We’ve learned since then that the pH is too Alkaline so we found a soil acidifier and we were under-watering them! We’ll revive them!
African Violets- We might have to give up on these… we’ve been told they’re a “Grandma Plant” as in, only a Grandma can grow them well.
Dwarf Roses- Our single Dwarf rose plant needs a buddy. We’re in the market for a second plant to share the dresser top with!
Cooking delight… “oh, don’t mind me, I’ll just head out to the garden for that ingredient!”