Today was so hot hot hot (42oC!) I really felt like gardening so I gave my indoor plants some tlc. They had a nice soak in water with a little sea weed fertilizer.
don't they look pleased:)
I love having indoor plants. I remember getting my first one and having no idea what to do with it. Even though I have a green thumb when it comes to gardening, outdoor pot plants are a different story, as good as my intentions are I get busy and forget them for a while and either they are hardy enough to return to health after neglect or they die!
Anyhow, I started off only remembering to water my little indoor plant when it looked terrible but I got used to watering it more often and now I have to say I do OK with them. The more plants I've gotten the easier it is to remember them and I water/feed them all at once. This morning as I tended to them, pulled off dead leaves, gave some a little trim, poured cool water over them, I felt so peaceful and happy
I looked up why this nodding violet is loosing all its flowers. I found out I need to take it outdoors for morning sun as we don't get much direct sunlight in our little house. I'm not sure how often that will happen, we will see. I happened to read that I can take cuttings from it. I was most excited, this is my favorite indoor plant!
Me: taking cuttings so we I can grow more plants like this
Benny: Oh good, I like that plant
Me: Meee tooo, And then I can take cuttings off those plants and eventually we can have a whole house full of nodding violets
Benny: (looking a little worried) Hmmm.... (walks off)
Oh dear, is there such thing as a plant loving equivalent to a crazy cat lady. If so that might be me one day:)
I've got some cuttings in water and some in soil. I usually just do cuttings in water as my mum always did that and says its easiest but I couldn't resist potting a few so they can look like little plants immediately because I'm patient and all... we shall see how they gosparkle stories there)