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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sun Room Jungle ~ Thursday Garden Update

 It has been so hot outside and our area of the Pacific Northwest continues to break records for high temps and NO rainfall, almost unheard of for us. ( I am so missing the rain ! ) I decided to give an account of our indoor garden, our sun room jungle. The above picture is of an African Violet I have had for many years. She is blooming in a terrarium in the sun room.
 It really is an indoor jungle in our sun room. I spend a lot of time watering, dead-heading, and cleaning up after the plants growing in this room right off our dining room. It was originally designed and used as a closed-in porch entry and there is a door in this room to the front porch. I blocked the door with porch furniture outside and plants inside because after a few years of living with the door accessible to any and all we decided it was one door too many for us.
 My plants thrive here . The Dracaena Emarginata , the tallest plant in the room, was originally a gift to me from my pre-school class when I had our first son. It came in a small pot and now swoops over other plants and is a small tree. I told our oldest son he will receive this tree when we move or die... I hope he makes room for this plant that is as old as he is.
 Norfolk pines and Hoyas also thrive here and grow so large they are taking over the sun room.
 The sun room has windows in the roof and I know they are the reason the plants love and thrive in their home. The plant on the far left is a fig tree I seriously neglect. I know it is root-bound, yet it grows and grows. I have had it many years. It too is a small tree now.
 This Hoya is planted in a very small pot and has twined and tangled all around the sun room. It blooms all year round and sometimes I have to cut its strangling vines away from other plants in this room.

These are poinsettia plants from Christmases past that are also thriving and becoming bushes. My sun room is really a small jungle brimming with  plants reminding me of pleasant and precious times and providing a small room of living greenery for all seasons.

This is my Thursday In The Garden update. Thursday in my indoor garden !

13 comments:

Deanna said...

Wonderful place!
I can only imagine this place during the cold winter months. Must be a delight to spend time here throughout the entire year full of seasons.
Lovely,
d

CatTales said...

Hi Kathy, What a pleasant room with very special and sentimental plants. I remember years ago you purchased a book on terrariums. I love yours with the African violet. Enjoy your day.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow Kathy ~ I love your jungle room. Everything is so lush and thriving and some of the plants are years old. You have a gift for keeping them alive and doing well and I know that space would give me joy year round too.

Hope you get some heat and drought relief soon.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Deb said...

This is so beautiful, Kathy. I know I would spend a lot of time in there caring for and enjoying the plants. It must be lovely to have this room during the colder months.Deb

Theresa said...

WOW, SO many pretty plants! I know they feel special to have you take such good care of them:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I would love to have a sun room Kathy, such a happy place for plants to thrive and look at all yours!
The weather has been a surprise for many areas this summer and I feel sorry for you folks with the high temperatures. It has been on the cool side for us (mid 70s) and mornings are around 55F when I take the dog for our walk. Rain usually comes once a week, or more, which is welcome because for many years we had heat and drought.
Stay cool!

Lori Leigh said...

How wonderful to have a room dedicated to these flowers. They are beautiful Kathy!

happywonderer.com said...

You certainly have a green thumb!

joanne said...

such a happy place for all your plants to bloom and grow. Obviously they enjoy it and you get to enjoy the benefits of all that clean air. green thumb lady.

Daisy said...

Your sun room looks like a greenhouse, Kathy. So many pretty plants. It looks very cheery.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What a beautiful place. Your plants are very pretty.

Stella Jones said...

Your jungle is gorgeous and the plants think so too otherwise they wouldn't do so well.
We have seen footage of the terrible forest fires in your area and feel for you with your house there. I hope the rain comes soon.

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