A cool green sun room
Since I've been busy taking care of our first grandchild, the newest addition to Sweet Home and Garden, my little Sweet Pea Lea, I haven't paid much attention to my indoor plants this winter. I have the usual suspects -geraniums, spider plant, ponytail palm, and Jasmine which have been thriving on benign neglect.
While visiting my first born recently I was intrigued with her sun room which is filled to the brim with all sorts of plants.
Is it environmental or do our children inherit our "green genes ?" Cathy never showed much interest in gardening or plants growing up. Later on she became a floral designer, an artist and a superb gardener , both inside and out.
Since there are no rule established for garden bloggers' bloom day by Carol at Maydreamsgardens I'm really stretching it this time by taking you on a visit to my daughter's charming indoor garden.
She hasn't counted the number of indoor plants she has but her hubby thinks it numbers close to a hundred. They include minature roses, Gerbera daisy, Pilea, Oncidium Twinkle Orchid, Purple Passion Plant, Polka Dot Plant, Wintergreen Gutheria, Hoya Stripe, Red Fittonia, White Fittonia, Jade Tree, Coleus, Chinese Perfume Plant ( Mock Lemon-quite rare ), Strawberry Begonia, Orange Jasmine, Creeping Virginia, Brush Cherry Tree, Baby Sun Rose ( Apenia Cordifolia) , Companula, African Violet, and Jewel Orchid to name a few.
Walking into her sun room reminds me of a visit to the Lincoln Park Conservatory and boosts my blue mood in the deep of a cold Chicago winter.
We're gonna get -16 tonight and we're having the coldest winter in 8 years. Hurry April !