A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Plants in the Basement

This is where my plants are residing for the winter. I re potted some of them and cleaned them up by clipping off flowers and dead material. The first picture is kind of dark...I took it at the same time as the bottom one...go figure. Between taking care of these and my houseplants upstairs...I will be busy keeping them alive. Plus I have my amaryllis plants in the dark corner.
My orchids are thriving...I mark on the calendar, when they need watering and feeding and don't veer from that schedule. Remember, I am a nurturer and want to keep things nice and wet. I do spray them daily.....makes me feel good as little droplets go down into the woody planting medium. Now, I have to find out when I should repot them. Their roots are coming out of the pots and trailing all over the pebble trays that they are sitting on. I'm hoping one or two will bloom in the spring and don't want to repot if I will sacrifice that bloom. I guess I'll research a little more. (Just did some checking...I guess I'll leave them alone. Sounds like mine are healthy and it's natural for roots to climb all over out of the pots.)
An update from Madison:
Sam was released from the hospital on Sat. He has to stay in Madison for a while...to be near the hospital and doctors. What a miracle...heart transplant and out of the hospital in 6 days. Please continue prayers for him.

An addition...Have any of you experienced having problems uploading pictures to blogger? It is taking me forever to upload them. I have changed browsers...from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox, then Google Chrome...neither of these is any faster. Are any of you having uploading problems...or is it just me?


Zoey said...

I admire you for over wintering so many plants. I don't keep any that I have to tend to. I have tried, but for me, it was not worth the effort. I don't really have a place with enough light to keep them going all winter.

I really need to buy a couple of bulbs to force inside for the winter. It would give me something to look forward to.

Lona said...

You have been busy getting your flowers bedded indoor. I have had trouble with blogger loading pictures so slow too. I use the Windows Live Writer program now so I do not have to bother with Blogger and the pictures.

Barbee' said...

Your indoor garden display is very attractive. I used to do that. Now, I'm just tired of fooling with house plants. I am now down to four. Yesterday, I gave away the last plant from my grandmother's Christmas cactus. Local daughter has part of it. I will just enjoy hers.

Gatsbys Gardens said...


Beautiful header! I had better get moving and bring in my houseplants. I have the lights that I bought last winter so I should use them to winter over a few things.


Jean said...

Balisha you have a great place for plants. I imagined a dark basement but looks like part of yours is above ground. Even better! Great place and it sounds like you are the perfect orchid keeper!

Balisha said...

Hi Zoey, Lona, Barbee,Eileen,and Jean,
I guess that I'll do anything to bring my outdoors in. I have some artificial lights and I do have those big windows in the basement.It gives me a challenge and also something "gardenish" to do. Joe thinks he lives in an arboretum though.I try to keep it simple upstairs, however.