Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like....

Spring in my house!  I moved lots of my plants inside for the winter just to see how they would do and they are going like crazy.

There's lots of things growing around here...

I got this Christmas cactus from Lowe's last year sometime in January.  They were selling them for just a dollar.  I left it outside all spring and summer and it never really did much.  As soon as I moved it inside though, it went crazy!  It's growing like crazy and this past week has started blooming like crazy.

I've been wanting an orchid for a while, but could never find one that was affordable enough.  These things are seriously expensive.  I found this one in Aldi a few weeks ago for only $9.  I couldn't pass it up.  I love it!  I've read a bunch about all their needs (they are as needy as a hormonal teenager), so hopefully I'll be able to keep it alive.

I love their blossoms!  I must be doing something right though, because I have a little bloom that's popping up.  Supposedly you can take that bloom when it gets a little bigger and transplant it into a whole new plant.

I'm also planning on trying to root a pineapple plant.  My grandmother has a pineapple plant that she rooted from a pineapple top and it is huge!  You can actually harvest your own pineapples from them after a few years.  I read online that you need to let it root first in a shallow dish with water.

I also moved inside my African Violet.  I made this fun little pot out of jute twine last night.  It turned out pretty well and my African Violet fit right inside of it.

We're also working on doing some outside work on our new garden spot.  I'm not sure what the people that lived here before us were doing but it involved lots of landscaping fabric and irrigation pipes (can you say sketchy).  We're trying to rip up all of the landscaping fabric before tilling it up, but the stuff is everywhere!

What do you have growing???


  1. all those plants look great! I love the idea of the pineapple. once we're living somewhere for more than a year or so, I'll definitely have to try that!

  2. All your plants look so great! Good luck with your yard. :)

  3. I have some of my grandmothers flowers/ferns in my sunroom, and they are doing really well! Which is great, b/c generally I suck at all things potted. My neighbor gave me a snake plant (?) and aloe that he thinned...I'm trying really hard not to kill them. The pineapple thing is pretty cool, my mom has a lime tree/bush? She got several off of it this summer.

  4. Your plants look great. Love the Christmas cactus.

  5. i'm so jealous of all of your plants. your christmas cactus looks super good and festive. elizabeth said hers bloomed as well. i want an orchid too. tuna's mom has a couple but she is crazy good with plants. as soon as she gives me one...it dies. she has four african violets and they are all gorgeous. she just gave us a big flapjack plant, which looks like some kind of succulent. a fica tree which is dying by the second, and some giant leafed tropical looking plant.