HALLELUJAH — my too-many houseplants came indoors last Friday, in advance of a sudden (and welcome!) cold-front. Would you like to see these autumn beauties up close and personal? Join me on this window garden tour:
And for the enjoyment of trailing plants, I mounted a pair of old, cast-iron brackets to each side of the center window. Such ornate brackets were common in the late 19th- and early 20th-century. They were intended to hold kerosene lamps.
And please note: You don’t need a bay window in order to make a garden! You can attach glass shelves (and brackets, if you want them) to any ordinary window. Just follow these easy directions.
It’s fun to move pots around until you find an arrangement that floats your boat.
Unfortunately, my biggest jardinieres were not big enough to hide the mums’ black plastic pots.
I do not permit plastic in any of my window garden designs. Not exposed plastic, anyway.
The remedy? A pair of Rabbitsfoot ferns! These gonzo-size plants came from little divisions I made last October.
Once the sill situation was solved, I realized the center-top shelf looked a little…naked. But I did not have more plants to place there. And furthermore, two shelves featuring three plants seemed a little redundant.
Would you like to meet the stars of this September window garden? Here they are, up close and personal:
Folks, I don’t mean to shock you, but these are not my only houseplants. Under the fluorescent-lit shelves in my writing room are petunia cuttings, geranium cuttings, and oodles and oodles of African violets.
I’ll show you the violets when I arrange them in the bathroom window garden. So stay tuned!
Meanwhile, mind telling me how your own houseplants doing? I hope you’ll drop me a line in the comments field below.
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