I took photos of some of my house plants for Pam's Foliage Follow-up. With my outdoor foliage resting under a blanket of snow, I enjoy the different colors, shapes, and textures of indoor plants. Pam has some awesome outdoor plants in her post.
Since we had our kitchen remodeled last March, I now have a west facing shelf I can put a few plants on. I've had these plants for several years. They spend the summers in the shade on our deck. The two on the shelf above these are a bit leggy, so I didn't show them. They probably aren't getting enough light, due to the awning that is on the window.
The herbs in the garden window are doing pretty well. The bay tree needs to be cleaned. The African violets are not doing so well.
Rosemary plants, with oregano in the middle pot. There is a sprig of thyme toward the back of the pot.
This rosemary does not look as good, but it may do better once summer gets here. I almost didn't bring it in, but figured I'd give it a try. That's 'Naomi' next to it. I like the shape and dark color of the foliage.
I've had this pothos for a few years, too. There's one in the picture on the wall above the plant. The books are in the picture, too. I mirrored as much of it as I could on this sideboard. Maybe I'll show the whole thing in a post sometime.
The next plants are in the room that used to be our computer room, and now holds our grandson's toys. This is the fourth winter for Larry's rabbit's foot fern. It's been in this pot the whole time, and I don't know how we'd go about transplanting it. It sure seems happy, though!
I'm thinking this begonia is 'River Nile'. This is its third winter. I gets loads of small whitish blooms.
I have both green and red oxalis plants in this pot, which has survived around 4 or 5 years. It dies back a bit if it gets drier than it likes, but when I remember to water it again, it grows new leaves.
This summer, I added some dirt to the pot of this plant I got from an estate sale about 4 years ago. I didn't realize when I bought it, that the plants were coming out of dirt that only came up to about half of the pot. I have to take this to the bathtub to water it, now that I don't have a hook above the sink like I used to before the remodel. I used to just let it drip into the sink after I watered it. Someone here identified it for me awhile back. I'm thinking it's a relative of wandering Jew.
Can you believe that the plant with the huge light green leaf is related to the one next to it with the reddish smaller leaves? I assume they are, anyway. They are mother of thousands or millions. The green one must have dropped its babies already. Some of the other leaves have some. I've let both plants get too crowded by not taking out the little plants they've "birthed".
I hope you had a great weekend, and balanced your time well between the things you need to do and things you want to do. That's a challenge for me. I have tomorrow off, and hope that's the day I make a huge, visible improvement in the room I'm moving clutter around in, trying to find spots for things, some of which really need to make an exit.